He has made millions of dollars over a hip hop and business career that spans more than two decades. But Nasir Jones, best known by his stage name Nas, has also had his share of controversy.

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It is understandable how the scam works. A harsh, authoritarian voice on the other end of the phone tells the unsuspecting victim that the Internal Revenue Service has determined that the person has broken the law and subsequently owes a lot in back...

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In a recent post to our tax law blog, we wrote about an order passed down from the Congress and president to the Internal Revenue Service. The tax-collecting agency is to once again try to make use of private debt collectors to go after unpaid...

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The numbers can be a bit jarring. According to an article in Accounting Today, there are nearly 19 million Americans who are in arrears on their federal income taxes. Their tax bill totals more than $400 billion. Four million people are making...

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He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in pop music, including Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Tim McGraw. But none of Cornell Iral Hayne, Jr.'s collaborations might have been more valuable to him than the recent one...

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Today’s digital world has brought about many changes in what things can be a part of a person’s financial life. These changes include the addition of new ways to make money, new types of financial transactions and new types of assets. These new...

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If you have unfiled tax returns, you undoubtedly have your reasons, whether they are related to problems in your personal life, your business or both. Once a person has decided not to file a return with the Internal Revenue Service for a year, it...

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"Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain. We all have sorrow." Those are some of the lyrics from "Lean on Me," a song that has had repeated resurrections since it was first a hit more than 40 years ago.  One of the last things anyone with a tax...

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Bill collectors to help IRS gather back taxes The phone rings. On the other end, someone from a bill collection agency says you owe back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. Those who are aware of today's many sophisticated identity-theft scams...

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Other than the military, the Internal Revenue Service is probably the most feared part of the federal government. When the IRS decides you are behind in paying taxes, it can be like the ultimate debt collector, with the power to take your assets and...

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