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More disaster victims in Mississippi qualify for tax relief

More disaster victims in Mississippi qualify for tax relief

Victims of recent severe storms and flooding in numerous states have more time to make tax payments and file returns if they are affected taxpayers in counties that have been designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance. Certain other time-sensitive acts also are postponed. IRS has recently announced on its website that an […]

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Disaster victims in Mississippi qualify for tax relief

Disaster victims in Mississippi qualify for tax relief

IRS has announced on its website that victims of the recent storms in counties of Mississippi that are designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance have more time to make tax payments and file returns. Certain other time-sensitive acts also are postponed. This article summarizes the relief that’s available and includes up-to-date disaster […]

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Disaster Victims In Texas Qualify For Tax Relief

Disaster Victims In Texas Qualify For Tax Relief

IRS has announced on its website that victims of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in counties of Texas that are designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance have more time to make tax payments and file returns. Certain other time-sensitive acts also are postponed. This article summarizes the relief that’s available […]

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Bits ‘n Pieces – in Dallas, IRS can’t chase some tax cheats who owe less than $1 million

Bits ‘n Pieces – in Dallas, IRS can’t chase some tax cheats who owe less than $1 million

* In Dallas, the IRS says it can’t chase tax cheats who owe less than $1 million. By Lisa Rein – The Washington Post. The Internal Revenue Service collects about 93 percent of the revenue that keeps the federal government going. But today in Dallas, there are more than 1,000 wealthy people who owe a […]

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Federal Court Permanently Bars Five Texas Tax Return Preparers from Preparing Returns for Others

Federal Court Permanently Bars Five Texas Tax Return Preparers from Preparing Returns for Others

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a federal court in Waco, Texas has permanently barred Patricia Foley aka Sissy Foley; Amanda Smith; April Leann Morgan aka April Leann Ercanbrack; Cassandra Egbert and Joshua Stifle, individually and doing business as Accounting System Services and doing business as A Kind Bookkeeping and Tax Service from preparing […]

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Federal Court Permanently Bars San Antonio Tax Preparer from Preparing Tax Returns for Others

Federal Court Permanently Bars San Antonio Tax Preparer from Preparing Tax Returns for Others

A federal court in San Antonio has permanently barred a Texas man and his business, Cardenas Income Tax Service, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. The civil injunction order, to which John Andrew Cardenas consented, was signed by Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the U.S. District Court for the […]

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Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Texas Tax Preparer

Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Texas Tax Preparer

Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Texas Tax Preparer – McAllen, Texas-Area Woman Allegedly Prepares Tax Returns Claiming False Deductions and Credits, as reported by the DOJ. The United States has asked a federal court in McAllen, Texas, to permanently bar Melissa Alvarez and her companies, Best & Unique Income Services, Best & Unique Income […]

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SEC Announces Charges Against Two Houston-Based Firms for Engaging in Thousands of Undisclosed Principal Transactions

SEC Announces Charges Against Two Houston-Based Firms for Engaging in Thousands of Undisclosed Principal Transactions

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against two Houston-based investment advisory firms and three executives for engineering thousands of principal transactions through their affiliated brokerage firm without informing their clients. One of the firms — along with its chief compliance officer — also is charged with violations of the “custody rule” that requires firms […]

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Mimi’s Cafe relocating HQ to Texas

Mimi’s Cafe relocating HQ to Texas

Mimi’s Cafe relocating HQ to Texas, as reported in the OC Register. Southern California institution Mimi’s Cafe is moving its headquarters to Texas from Irvine, ending a 35-year corporate history in Orange County. Phil Costner, the new president of Mimi’s cafe, poses with breakfast menu in Mimi’s cafe in Irvine, CA. The Orange County born […]

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Bankers’ lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown

Bankers’ lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A court challenge by Texas and Florida bankers threatens to undermine a broad U.S. government crackdown on offshore tax avoidance and jeopardize a web of carefully crafted international agreements, tax lawyers said recently. The Texas Bankers Association and the Florida Bankers Association, both industry groups, have filed a lawsuit attempting to […]

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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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States’ online ‘Amazon tax’ fight may land in U.S. Supreme Court -lawyers

States’ online ‘Amazon tax’ fight may land in U.S. Supreme Court -lawyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Diverging high court rulings in New York and Illinois over ‘Amazon taxes’ point to a possible U.S. Supreme Court case to settle questions about the legality of states taxing online retail sales, lawyers said on Monday. With Congress failing to take action on the issue, courts have been intervening case-by-case in a […]

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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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