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Employers in Two States & Virgin Islands Could Pay Higher FUTA Rates in 2016

Employers in Two States & Virgin Islands Could Pay Higher FUTA Rates in 2016

California, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands have outstanding federal unemployment loan balances as of Mar. 28, 2016. Employers in these jurisdictions will pay 2016 federal unemployment tax (FUTA) at a higher rate than employers in other areas if the loans are not repaid by Nov. 10, 2016. Background. Employers pay FUTA tax at a rate of 6.0% […]

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Berkshire’s Netjets Defeats $500 Million IRS Tax Claim

Berkshire’s Netjets Defeats $500 Million IRS Tax Claim

NEW YORK (Reuters) – NetJets Inc, the private jet-sharing company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has defeated a U.S. Internal Revenue Service lawsuit attempting to recoup more than $500 million of unpaid taxes, penalties and interest. U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus in Columbus, Ohio, said on Monday that the IRS was bound by guidance it […]

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Ohio sues over Obamacare taxes on state, local governments

Ohio sues over Obamacare taxes on state, local governments

(Reuters) – The state of Ohio filed a lawsuit on Monday that claims Obamacare tax assessments against state and local governments for public employee health plans are unconstitutional. The suit by Attorney General Mike DeWine involves the federal government’s power under the Affordable Care Act’s Transitional Reinsurance Program to levy taxes against health insurance companies […]

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Fifth Ohio Businessman Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Sentenced for Tax Evasion

Fifth Ohio Businessman Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Sentenced for Tax Evasion

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Fifth Ohio Businessman Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Sentenced for Tax Evasion. A Marion, Ohio, man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to serve 12 months and one day in prison, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Joel […]

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Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges

Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges

Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges, as reported by the DOJ. Four businessmen involved in the development, operation and ownership of restaurants, including Cadillac Ranch restaurants, in Ohio and elsewhere in the United States, pleaded guilty today to tax charges, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) […]

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Employers in 15 states may face higher FUTA rates in 2014

Employers in 15 states may face higher FUTA rates in 2014

We previously blogged on this twice – Employers in 17 states may face higher 2013 FUTA rates and Employers in 13 states will face higher 2013 FUTA rates. Employers in 15 states (and the Virgin Islands) may not be eligible to claim the maximum amount of state unemployment tax credits on their 2014 federal unemployment […]

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Federal Court in Ohio Shuts Down Nation’s Fourth-Largest Tax-Preparation Firm and Bars CEO From Tax-Preparation Business

Federal Court in Ohio Shuts Down Nation’s Fourth-Largest Tax-Preparation Firm and Bars CEO From Tax-Preparation Business

As per the DOJ Press Release, Federal Court in Ohio Shuts Down Nation’s Fourth-Largest Tax-Preparation Firm and Bars CEO From Tax-Preparation Business – Judge Finds that Instant Tax Service Franchisor Defrauded Customers, Obstructed the IRS and Violated Court Orders on Lending Practices. WASHINGTON – A federal court has entered a permanent injunction ordering ITS Financial […]

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Columbus, Ohio, Tax Return Preparation Firm with Large Portion of Elderly Customers Shut Down

Columbus, Ohio, Tax Return Preparation Firm with Large Portion of Elderly Customers Shut Down

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Columbus, Ohio, Tax Return Preparation Firm with Large Portion of Elderly Customers Shut Down, a federal court in Columbus, Ohio, has permanently barred Tobias Elsass and his companies, “Fraud Recovery Group Inc.” and “Sensible Tax Services Inc.,” from preparing federal tax returns, promoting the availability of theft loss […]

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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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Employers in 17 states may face higher 2013 FUTA rates

Employers in 17 states may face higher 2013 FUTA rates

Employers in 17 states (and the Virgin Islands), may not be eligible to claim the maximum amount of state unemployment tax credits on their 2013 federal unemployment (FUTA) tax return, because their state has had an outstanding federal unemployment insurance (UI) loan for at least two years. Background. Employers pay FUTA tax at a rate […]

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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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