Top Twelve Tax Scams

The IRS has released (IR-2012-23) its annual “dirty dozen” list of tax scams. Here are the top 12 for 2012: Identity Theft Phishing Return Preparer Fraud Hiding Income Offshore “Free Money” from the IRS &…

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10 Heroes

What makes a true hero? Courage in the face of personal danger? Perseverance in the face of great odds? Sacrifice for the benefit of others? Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once famously said he couldn’t define obscenity but…

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8 Cushy Tax Jobs

In honor of the all time king of great jobs, Hugh Hefner, here is a list of 8 darn nice tax gigs. 1. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Current: Doug Shulman Description:  Head of the Internal Revenue Service…

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10 Top Traps for Investors

The North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA) has issued a report identifying the top 10 traps for unwary investors: Entertainment Gold Bullion and Currency Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Life Settlements Natural Resource Investments Ponzi Schemes…

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10 Random IRS Observations

The IRS is less malicious than it is incompetent IRS collection officials do not understand tax returns or the tax code Complaints about IRS misconduct are rarely dealt with in a timely, competent matter The…

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