As dark and gloomy as the future might look right now to a former councilwoman, it could easily have been far worse. The resident of Jupiter, Florida, was recently sentenced to 8 months in prison, followed by supervision. She was also ordered to pay...

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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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The Internal Revenue Service is known for its relentless pursuit of people it believes are cheating on their taxes. But a new report from the Treasurer Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) says the IRS should do a better job of hunting...

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Here in our tax law blog serving readers in Chicago, Cleveland and across the U.S., we have repeatedly reported on the Internal Revenue Service’s attempts to crack down on tax evasion. One of the more publicized efforts has been the agency's pursuit...

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In our previous post, we discussed a proposed change in the appeals settlement process used by the Internal Revenue Service. The change would shift settlement decision-making authority from a group of 35 appeals team case leaders to their 6 managers.

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The Internal Revenue Service is on one side and a group of tax controversy attorneys are on the other side. At issue is a change under consideration by the IRS in resolutions of complex, high-value appeals disputes.

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced that a Watertown, New York, food and restaurant entrepreneur and franchisor deceived investors, diverted funds and dodged tax obligations.  He has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of... Read More

With football season upon us, many of our readers' thoughts turn to punishing hits and concussion protocols. But let's face it: No one hits harder than the Internal Revenue Service. When the federal agency wants to punish someone, it has the power...

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They might have called the wrong person when they dialed Michelle Singletary's number. The syndicated Washington Post columnist and author dispenses financial advice twice a week to the paper's readers. When she got a suspicious message from someone...

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It is a fond dream cherished by many: Elimination of the Internal Revenue Service. With a wave of their hands, legislators could make the federal government’s tax-collecting agency disappear. The dream took a step closer to reality when the...

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