Archives for August 2010

The IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division is Investigating More Taxpayers

The IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division is Investigating More Taxpayers

WebCPA reports that the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is getting closer to meeting its objectives for combating tax evasion, corporate fraud, financial crime and even terrorism, according to a new report from TIGTA: [The] Treasury Inspector General…

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The Substitute for Return: The IRS’s Secret Enforcement Weapon

The Substitute for Return: The IRS’s Secret Enforcement Weapon

“Nothing concentrates a man’s mind like the prospect of being hanged in the morning.” – Samuel Johnson – The New York Daily News reports that day-trader Marcos Esparza Bofill has been hit with a $172,000,000 IRS tax…

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Bagel Tax

Bagel Tax

Jacob Gershman  says that New York imposes a special sales tax depending on how you eat your bagel: What’s the tax on a bagel? It depends how you slice it — or in the case…

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That’s Not a Tax Bill, This is a Tax Bill

That’s Not a Tax Bill, This is a Tax Bill

Reuters reports that actor Paul Hogan, best known for playing an outback hunter in the “Crocodile Dundee” movies, has been stopped from leaving Australia until he pays a multi-million dollar tax bill: The Australian Taxation Office…

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California Sues Roni Deutch for “Heartless” Pennies on the Dollar Tax Scheme

California Sues Roni Deutch for “Heartless” Pennies on the Dollar Tax Scheme

If you’re an insomniac you may recognize Roni Deutch from her ubiquitous late night infomercials promising taxpayers pennies on the dollar settlements with the IRS: Joe Kristan writes about yet another lawsuit against Deutch: California’s Aspiring GovernorAttorney General Jerry…

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