Tax Vox Proposal: Hire More IRS Agents to Close Tax Gap

Three cheers to Eric Toder of Tax Vox Blog who wrote, IRS audit resources have never fully recovered – in relation to the workload the IRS faces – from the IRS-bashing of the late 1990s. That’s too…

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Tax Court Update – October 2008 – The Civil Fraud Penalty

Cynthia G. Wilcox v. Commissioner– This case involved a taxpayer who claimed foreign tax credits on her individual income tax returns.  The IRS denied the credits because the taxpayer failed to prove that the foreign taxes…

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Tax Court Update – October 2008: The Collossal Tax Protester Arguments of Rhodes

Alex B. Rhodes, Jr. v. Commissioner – A classic tax protester case. The taxpayer received monies from a qualified retirement plan together with $119k of wages that were reported on a W-2 then filed “zero” returns claiming that, a)…

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Lawyer Up! Unrepresented Taxpayers Likely to Lose in Tax Court

Did you ever wonder why the IRS prevails in trials before the United States Tax Court in 9 out of 10 cases. The more paranoid among us will attribute the IRS’s lopsided success rate to a…

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