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Bits ’n Pieces – The U.S. corporate income tax isn’t that weird; Tax credit for the poor in Calif.; Dealpolitik; Alabama’s Flat Tax

Bits ’n Pieces – The U.S. corporate income tax isn’t that weird; Tax credit for the poor in Calif.; Dealpolitik; Alabama’s Flat Tax

* The U.S. corporate tax isn’t that weird. By Josh Barro – The New York Times. America’s corporate tax is full of exceptions that make it much less worldwide than it sounds. Link to The New York Times, nyti.ms/1bSAkPD * Gov. Jerry Brown wants tax credit for poor in California’s budget. By Chris Megerian – The […]

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Bits ’n Pieces – Tax Scofflaws Often Kept Jobs; Bama considers gambling; Hollywood in Florida?; More affordable housing in New York; Tax threat to mutual funds

Bits ’n Pieces – Tax Scofflaws Often Kept Jobs; Bama considers gambling; Hollywood in Florida?; More affordable housing in New York; Tax threat to mutual funds

* Tax scofflaws often kept IRS jobs, watchdog finds. By Chris Frates – CNN. More than half of Internal Revenue Service employees who willfully broke tax laws over the past decade weren’t fired because the agency’s commissioners saved their jobs, according to a new report by an independent IRS watchdog. Link to CNN, cnn.it/1ESYpAd * Alabama, […]

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Former Alabama Corrections Officers Sentenced for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

Former Alabama Corrections Officers Sentenced for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Former Alabama Corrections Officers Sentenced for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud. Bryant Thompson was sentenced today to serve 120 months in prison and Quincy Walton was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison for their roles in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Kathryn […]

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Disaster victims in Florida and more disaster victims in Mississippi qualify for tax relief

Disaster victims in Florida and more disaster victims in Mississippi qualify for tax relief

IRS has announced on its website that victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that began on Apr. 28, 2014 in counties of Florida that are designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance, and that additional victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began on Apr. 28, 2014 […]

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Disaster victims in Alabama and more disaster victims in Arkansas qualify for tax relief

Disaster victims in Alabama and more disaster victims in Arkansas qualify for tax relief

IRS has announced on its website that victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that began on Apr. 28, 2014 in counties of Alabama that are designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance, and that additional victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began on Apr. 27, 2014 […]

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Alabama Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Identity Theft Scheme

Alabama Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Identity Theft Scheme

As per the DOJ Press Release, “Alabama Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Identity Theft Scheme” Mary Young and Christian Young each pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of aggravated identity theft for their role in a stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) scheme , announced […]

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Former Alabama Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Former Alabama Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

As reported by the DOJ, Former Alabama Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft, Bridgett Terry-Sankey of Montgomery, Ala., was sentenced to serve 24 months and one day of imprisonment for filing a false claim and aggravated identity theft, announced Assistant Attorney General Kathryn Keneally of the Justice Department’s Tax Division […]

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Employers in 13 states will face higher 2013 FUTA rates

Employers in 13 states will face higher 2013 FUTA rates

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued the final list of states for which employers will not be eligible to claim the maximum amount of state unemployment tax credits on their 2013 federal unemployment (FUTA) tax return because the state has had an outstanding federal unemployment insurance (UI) loan for at least two years. […]

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State Parole Boards Use Software to Decide Which Inmates to Release

State Parole Boards Use Software to Decide Which Inmates to Release

As reported in the WS Journal, State Parole Boards Use Software to Decide Which Inmates to Release. At the age of 13, Michael T. Murphy went into the woods near his home in rural New York with the 10-year-old boy who lived next door and stabbed him to death. Last year, having rejected Mr. Murphy’s […]

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Former Alabama Postal Employee Pleads Guilty for His Involvement in a Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme

Former Alabama Postal Employee Pleads Guilty for His Involvement in a Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme

As reported by the DOJ Press Release, Antoine Green, a former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama to crimes related to his involvement in a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme, the Justice Department announced. According to court documents, between November 2011 and October […]

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Alabama Tax Return Preparers and 19 Foreign Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the United States, Identity Theft and Money Laundering

Alabama Tax Return Preparers and 19 Foreign Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the United States, Identity Theft and Money Laundering

As reported in the DOJ Press Release,the Justice Department announced that a 14-count superseding indictment was unsealed, charging JB Tax Professional Services Inc., Jacqueline J. Arias and Jose Bayron Estrada, of Spruce Pine, Ala., along with 19 foreign nationals, many of whom resided in the New Orleans area, with conspiracy to defraud the United States […]

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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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