Is the Public Shaming of Taxpayers Legal?

In Taxes, Citizenship, and Shame Professor James Maule says he supports the public shaming of taxpayers the state has identified as scofflaws: The practice of publishing the names of tax scofflaws has become commonplace. For…

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Good Riddance: J.K. Harris Shuts Down

The second unscrupulous player in the tax resolution business has been forced to shut its doors as a result of thousands of consumer complaints and several government investigations. Paul Caron has the story: JK Harris…

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280,000 Federal Workers are Tax Deadbeats

Paul Caron reports that nearly 280,000 current and former federal workers are delinquent in their tax obligations: Over 279,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.4 billion in back income taxes in 2010 (up from $3.3…

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Three Bombs Explode at Italian Tax Collection Office

Reuters reports that three explosive devices blew up outside the Naples offices of Equitalia, a state agency that collects overdue taxes and fines, breaking windows but injuring no one on Monday night, a police official told…

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IRS Says Yankees Owe $670,000

Reuters reports that the U.S. has sued New York Yankees co-owner Hal Steinbrenner and his wife seeking more than $670,00 in taxes, saying that amount was erroneously refunded to the baseball team based on a late…

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