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Court rejects estate’s attempt to get a refund of estate tax it claimed was overpaid

Court rejects estate’s attempt to get a refund of estate tax it claimed was overpaid

Estate of Donald McNeely, (DC MN 06/12/2014) 113 AFTR 2d ¶ 2014-930. A district court has denied an estate’s attempt to get a refund of what it claimed was an overpayment of the portion of the estate tax that was not deferred under Code Sec. 6166. Because the payment was made before Code Sec. 6166 […]

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Internet Pharmacy Website Affiliate Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

Internet Pharmacy Website Affiliate Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

According to the DOJ Press Release, Internet Pharmacy Website Affiliate Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return, Pamela B. Reid pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false individual income tax return for the 2006 tax year, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Reid was charged in the District of Minnesota […]

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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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IRS adopts “state of celebration” rule in recognizing same-sex marriages: IR 2013-72; Rev Rul 2013-17, 2013-38 IRB

IRS adopts “state of celebration” rule in recognizing same-sex marriages:  IR 2013-72; Rev Rul 2013-17, 2013-38 IRB

We blogged that “Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes; Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples.” This blog expands on that announcement. In IR 2013-72; Rev Rul 2013-17, 2013-38 IRB, IRS has issued much anticipated guidance explaining the […]

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Federal Courts Authorize Service of John Doe Summonses Seeking Identities of Persons Using Payment Cards in Norway

Federal Courts Authorize Service of John Doe Summonses Seeking Identities of Persons Using Payment Cards in Norway

As reported in the DOJ news release, the Justice Department announced that federal courts in Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Virginia and California have entered orders over the past week authorizing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve John Doe summonses on certain U.S. banks and financial institutions, seeking information about persons who have used specific […]

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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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