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After a healthcare ordeal, man gets a bill from the blue

After a healthcare ordeal, man gets a bill from the blue

As reported in the news of the LA Times, after paying about 10% of a $40,000 healthcare invoice, a Newport Beach man thought the ordeal was behind him. Almost two years later, another four-figure bill arrives, with no explanation.  Here’s the article. Flavio de Pecol hit the trifecta after taking his daughter to the emergency […]

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10 Things Drugstores Won’t Tell You

10 Things Drugstores Won’t Tell You

As reported in the WS Journal, “10 Things Drugstores Won’t Tell You,” is pretty scary stuff.  Here’s the article. The role pharmacies play in the health-care system is expanding. But will consumers end up better or worse off? 1 “We are your new doctor.” The 400,000 kids playing in the Pop Warner football and cheerleading […]

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IRS blasted over ‘frivolous’ parody video of ‘Star Trek,’ agency admits mistake

IRS blasted over ‘frivolous’ parody video of ‘Star Trek,’ agency admits mistake

As extensively reported in the news, “IRS blasted over ‘frivolous’ parody video of ‘Star Trek,’ agency admits mistake.” WASHINGTON –  While taxpayers may be getting used to seeing federal agencies fritter away their money, there’s something ironic about the IRS doing it. The tax-collecting agency is under fire over a training video from a 2010 […]

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Federal Employees Owed $3.5 Billion In Back Taxes In 2011 to IRS

Federal Employees Owed $3.5 Billion In Back Taxes In 2011 to IRS

As reported in the Huffington Post, the number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service reported.  Nearly 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2011, the agency said. The year before, […]

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Fraud accusations roil Walter Knott family and fortune

Fraud accusations roil Walter Knott family and fortune

Editor’s note:  yikes! Knotts Berry Farm in the news for the wrong reasons. Here’s the article from the OC Register about the Ponzi Scheme.  Say it ain’t so, . . Fraud accusations are roiling the family of amusement park pioneer Walter Knott. A bankruptcy trustee has charged in court papers that Mary Reafsnyder, wife of […]

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Legislation Alert: A touch of agony – – U.S. Passport denied and revoked if you owe more than $50,000 to IRS

Legislation Alert:  A touch of agony – – U.S. Passport denied and revoked if you owe more than $50,000 to IRS

Editor’s Note:  In a proposed bill certain to spark controversy, proposed legislation would ban taxpayers from obtaining passports (or having them revoked) if the collective balance owed to the Internal Revenue Service is greater than $50,000.00.  In S. Bill 1813   introduced in November 2011 by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, and was passed by the Senate […]

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IRS Finds Senior Citizens Undereporting Their Retirement Income Contributing to the Tax Gap

IRS Finds Senior Citizens Undereporting Their Retirement Income Contributing to the Tax Gap

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Office of Audit OPPORTUNITIES EXIST TO IDENTIFY MORE TAXPAYERS WHO UNDERREPORT RETIREMENT INCOME Issued on January 30, 2012 Highlights IMPACT ON TAXPAYERS Due to the amount and volume of tax assessments made, the Automated Underreporter (AUR) Program is one of the IRS’s more successful compliance programs in increasing taxpayer […]

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IRS Alert: Crime Doesn’t Pay, or Does It?

IRS Alert:  Crime Doesn’t Pay, or Does It?

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) announced on February 2, 2012, that the IRS does not have effective internal controls to ensure defendants convicted of tax-related crimes comply with conditions of probation and restitution.  TIGTA found that the IRS’s inability to properly account for restitution payments resulted in the issuance of erroneous refunds […]

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Superlawyer I am, but do I need a plaque telling me so?

Superlawyer I am, but do I need a plaque telling me so?

For the last few years, I have been fortunate to have been named one of California’s Super Lawyers and you can find me at this link. I enjoy the privilege of being selected and nominated by my colleagues (who do the voting), and I am truly honored.  When your colleagues hold you in high esteem, […]

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You’ve heard of Real Time Strategy Games, such as Starcraft 2, right? How about the IRS moving to a “Real-Time” tax system?

You’ve heard of Real Time Strategy Games, such as Starcraft 2, right?  How about the IRS moving to a “Real-Time” tax system?

Internal Revenue Service Public Hearing, Proposed Real-Time Tax System, Comments from the National Payroll Reporting Consortium, 1/25/2012 IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman has outlined a plan that would move the agency away from the traditional “look back” model of compliance, and instead perform substantially more “real time,” or upfront matching of tax returns when they are […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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