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IRS Relies on Rule from 1800s to Justify Tax Preparer Regulations

IRS Relies on Rule from 1800s to Justify Tax Preparer Regulations by Joseph M. Donegan on October 9, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service is pulling out all the stops to support a set of proposed rules that would allow it to…more

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IRS Releases New Regulations for Deductible Business Repairs

IRS Releases New Regulations for Deductible Business Repairs by Joseph M. Donegan on October 4, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service released a new set of guidelines governing tax-deductible business repairs, which may…more

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IRS to Count Automatic Gratuities as Wages

IRS to Count Automatic Gratuities as Wages by Joseph M. Donegan on September 27, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service has provided a great deal more guidance on how tips extended to waiters and waitresses, hair stylists, and…more

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The U.S. Announces Penalty Rates for Swiss Banks Involved in Tax Probe

The U.S. Announces Penalty Rates for Swiss Banks Involved in Tax Probe by Joseph M. Donegan on September 16, 2013 The Department of Justice unveiled a new program designed to both encourage Swiss banks to cooperate with…more

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IRS Begins Crackdown of Small Businesses

IRS Begins Crackdown of Small Businesses by Joseph M. Donegan on September 13, 2013 Small businesses may face increased scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service, which recently announced that it believes small companies…more

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Rapper ‘Fat Joe’ Goes to Prison for Tax Evasion

Rapper ‘Fat Joe’ Goes to Prison for Tax Evasion by Joseph M. Donegan on September 4, 2013 Rapper Joseph Cartagena, better known as "Fat Joe," has voluntarily reported to federal prison in Florida to serve a four-month…more

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U.S., Cayman Islands Reach Tax Deal

U.S., Cayman Islands Reach Tax Deal by Joseph M. Donegan on August 28, 2013 Falling in line with the push for greater global collaboration to combat tax evasion, the United States and the Cayman Islands have reached a tax…more

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Liechtenstein Bank Forced to Pay Tax Evasion Settlement IRS

Liechtenstein Bank Forced to Pay Tax Evasion Settlement IRS by Joseph M. Donegan on August 27, 2013 In another victory for the IRS and the Department of Justice, Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG - or Liechtenstein Bank,…more

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John Hancock Loses $560 Million Tax Lawsuit

John Hancock Loses $560 Million Tax Lawsuit by Joseph M. Donegan on August 23, 2013 The U.S. Tax Court recently ruled against the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. in a tax lawsuit involving hundreds of millions in…more

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Will the Bitcoin Become a New Tax Evasion Tool?

Will the Bitcoin Become a New Tax Evasion Tool? by Joseph M. Donegan on August 19, 2013 Bitcoins, a controversial but highly popular global digital currency, is being used by more consumers to make several types of…more

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Report: Companies Failing at Worker Classification

Report: Companies Failing at Worker Classification by Joseph M. Donegan on August 14, 2013 A large number of small, mid-market, and large companies nationwide are failing to comply with the Internal Revenue Service rules…more

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U.S., State Governments Rely on New Software to Combat Tax Fraud

U.S., State Governments Rely on New Software to Combat Tax Fraud by Joseph M. Donegan on August 7, 2013 As the Internal Revenue Service attempts to close the multibillion-dollar tax gap, a large portion of its resources…more

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OECD Announces Plan for Tax Evasion Reduction

OECD Announces Plan for Tax Evasion Reduction by Joseph M. Donegan on August 2, 2013 Tax law violations are typically a crime that most people hear about in domestic news, but tax evasion and fraud appear to be an…more

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Use Best Practices When Outsourcing Payroll

Use Best Practices When Outsourcing Payroll by Joseph M. Donegan on July 31, 2013 Many companies, especially small businesses, prefer to use a reputable third-party firm for the task of outsourcing payroll. While this…more

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