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Tax Delinquency Lists Haunt Those with Tax Debt
If you’re thinking that not paying your state or federal back taxes won’t come back to haunt you later, you’re wrong. Tax delinquency lists are a real thing. The pain comes in multiple forms: financial, legal, and, now, reputational...
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Feds to Tax Stateless Income
They say that every dog has its day. And when it comes to taxes, the federal government is hoping the same applies to multinational corporations that do international business. So they’ve focused their attention on stateless income. What’...
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Feds Give International Tax Dodgers Extra Six Months
The federal government announced in July 2013 that another delay is needed before Uncle Sam starts enforcing a law targeting international tax scofflaws. So, good news, tax dodgers. More Time Needed to Finalize International Agreements Congress passe...
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Gay Marriage Could Wed Couples with Higher Taxes
Two of the highest-profile cases considered by the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013 are no doubt the ones focusing on gay marriage and same sex partners. Indeed, thousands of protestors converged in Washington, D.C. on the two days of oral ...
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IRS Complaints Made for a Variety of Reasons
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is perhaps the most unpopular government agency next to Congress, and the nation’s complex tax code doesn’t make things easier for taxpayers. Hence, IRS complaints. People spend more than 6 billion hours...
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Feds Crack Down on Massive Tax Evader
Nobody likes paying taxes, but an organization president who preached noncompliance with federal tax laws is now set to avoid taxes for a while as he sits in a federal penitentiary. Here is the story of this tax evader. Attempted to Pay Tax Burden wi...
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Tax Code Stretches 4 Million Words
If you’re intimidated by the length and complexity of the U.S. Tax Code, you’re not alone. It has more than 4 million words! Length of Tax Code Criticized for Burdensome Requirements The complicated tax code was recently the target of a c...
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Whistleblowers Reporting More Tax Cheats
Whistleblowers get a lot of goodwill. They typically report crimes that go unreported because no one knows about them, or report a massive waste of taxpayer money. But they’re also reporting more and more tax cheats. Dollars Spur Deals You can than...
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IRS Agents Using More Legal Summons
As the IRS intensifies its efforts to investigate more of the nation’s wealthy and businesses suspected of paying too little in taxes, its agents are now flexing their legal muscles earlier in the investigative process. They are turning to legal su...
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IRS Goes After Unsellable Artwork for $40 Million
Next time you buy a piece of artwork, make sure it’s sellable. That’s the lesson two descendants of a New York art collector are learning after inheriting a masterpiece that’s pegged with a $40 million IRS tax bill. Back Taxes Take the Vision O...
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