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Senate Hearing Takes Aim on Offshore Tax Evasion

Today, February 26, 2014, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold a hearing on offshore tax evasion titled “Offshore Tax Evasion: The Effort to Collect Unpaid Taxes on Billions in Hidden Offshore...more

Political Law Briefing - February 2014

In this issue: - Note: You Can Still Tune-Up on Government Affairs Compliance - FPPC Goes After More Committees in Its "Dark Money" Case - Down But Not Out: IRS Cites Political Activity in Denying Groups...more

Congressional Investigations: Unique And Significant Risks

We have all watched the familiar scene on Capitol Hill – the latest public scandal like officials from the Internal Revenue Service are dragged up to Capitol Hill to appear before a Committee, raise their right hands, take...more

Abuse Of Government Power — The IRS Targets Political Groups

Just to show my age and my fascination with history – the recent flap over the IRS targeting of Tea Party-affiliated groups reminds everyone in my age bracket (and above) of the legendary Nixon(ian) scandals during the...more

IRS Scandal UPDATE: DOJ And FBI Launch Criminal Probe

The Washington Post is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed during a press conference today that he has ordered the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe the IRS’s targeting of...more

Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending January 25, 2013

Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past week: • Court strikes down Obama recess appointments: The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President...more

Attorney Steven Getman: legal links of interest for the week ending November 16, 2012

Attorney Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending November 16, 2012 Friday, November 16, 2012 by Steven Getman Attorney Steven Getman notes some of the stories about the law and lawyers in the news...more

What Does The Flap Over Romney’s Tax Returns Suggest About Disclosure of His Swiss Account?

As the “will he or won’t he” controversy continues to swirl around demands that Mitt Romney release multiple years of his federal income tax returns, some commentators have speculated that Governor Romney’s reluctance to...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

July 18, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include: Federal...more

Lawmaker Pushes for Legislation to Stop Identity Theft

Rich Nugent (R – Brookesville) has been working for weeks to formulate legislation to combat identity theft. One of the main stumbling blocks to nabbing the thieves is the law that forbids the IRS from divulging tax details...more

June 7, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

IRS Moves to Contain Tax Cheating

In the continuous fight against tax fraud, the IRS plans to implement new measures designed to reduce identity theft and prevent tax refunds being stolen. However, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson cautions that...more

December 19, 2011 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

D.C. Council Member Barry Slapped with Tax Lien

For a man who serves on the finance committee overseeing the expenditure of billions of tax dollars, it’s incredulous that Marion Barry cannot keep his own tax liability current. According to the District of Columbia Office...more

December 15, 2011 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Legislative Changes Affecting Business Entities

The 82nd Texas Legislative Session and the Special Session convened during June of 2011 did not generate any new material Texas taxes. There are, however, several important administrative and timing provisions1 that business...more

CREW Calls for IRS and FEC Investigation

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called on the IRS and Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate the Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity (CHGO) on alleged violation of tax and campaign...more

2010 Propositions

This election cycle, voters have been focused on the highly competitive and record spending top-of-the-ticket races for California Governor and U.S. Senate. The candidates’ ads have dominated the press, radio and television...more

Myrtle Beach Political Campaign under FBI, IRS Investigation

The FBI and IRS have begun investigations into campaign contributions amounting to $239,500 for political action committees and area politicians including gubernatorial candidate Gresham Barrett and members of the Myrtle...more

Swiss To Help IRS Nab Tax Dodgers

After a much-publicized initial rejection by the Swiss lower house of parliament of an IRS-UBS deal in which the Swiss bank agreed to forward details of 4,450 of its American depositors suspected of tax evasion, the lawmakers...more

FBI Find Proof of Kilpatrick IRS Knowledge

As part of its ongoing investigation into former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, the FBI recently subpoenaed a Southfield TV station for a video clip in which Kilpatrick denied he had misused the Kilpatrick Civic Fund....more

UBS-IRS Deal Uncertain after Swiss House Rejection

In the latest development of the much publicized American Swiss deal in which UBS bank agreed to disclose details of 4,450 of its American account holders the IRS suspects of dodging taxes, the Swiss House of Representatives...more

Death Threats against IRS Workers

Dozens of death threats have been posted online against IRS workers since last Sunday. The reason? The federal government’s health care bill. Radical anti-government and anti-tax groups have labeled last Sunday, March 21 (the...more

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 – Congress Sets Its Sights On Overseas Tax Evasion

On October 27, 2009, Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Representative Charles Rangel (D-New York), chairmen of the Congressional tax writing committees, introduced the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 (the “Bill”)...more

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