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Happenings Inside the IRS Under the New Administration

Last week in Denver, Colorado the IRS quietly paraded out some of their race horses to share what is happening under the new administration. With Steven Mnuchin's most recent confirmation as Treasury Secretary and Commissioner Koskinen's days numbered, a sense of

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It has been QUITE a tax season! A Review of IRS Activity

According to the newly released 2012 IRS Data Book, the IRS collected almost $2.5 trillion in federal revenue and processed 237 million returns, of which almost 145 million were filed electronically. Out of the 146 million individual income tax returns filed,

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IRS Expanding Audits to Unrelated Tax Years and Tax Matters

According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) the IRS needs to expand audits to other tax years and tax matters when large dollar amounts are involved in a preexisting audit making it all the more important to

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How to Get a ‘Fresh Start’ with the IRS

According to IR-2011-20 published on Feb. 24, 2011, in its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to

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If you owe the IRS money, here are some tips …

If you get a bill this summer for late taxes, you are expected by the IRS to promptly pay the tax owed including any penalties and interest. First you should consider appealing the determination based on merit and evidence. For

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The NCAA, the IRS, and the ‘New Amateurism’

Virginia A. Fitt (J.D. 2010, Duke) has published Note, The NCAA's Lost Cause and the Legal Ease of Redefining Amateurism, 59 Duke L.J. 555 (2009). Here is the abstract: The recent resolution of the Andrew Oliver case may mark the

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IRS starts special unit targeting the wealthy

The IRS is setting up a special unit that will take a more skeptical look at the various strategies used by the wealthy to reduce their tax burden (see Shulman Has ‘Some Sympathy’ for CPA Concerns). That includes trusts, real

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