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Loving v. IRS deals blow to IRS Regulation of Tax Return Preparers

In Loving v. IRS the IRS’ authority to regulate commercial tax return preparers has been successfully challenged. United States District Court for the District of Columbia Judge James E. Boasberg granted Loving’s motion for summary judgment describing the IRS Rules as "Ultra Vires."

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Posted in Enrolled Agent, IRS Enforcement, PTIN, Tax Abuse, Tax Court, Tax Fraud, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Preparer, Tax Problems & Requests, Tax Whistle Blower, Taxpayer Advocate

Tax Scams by Tax Practitioners Including CPA’s and ‘Tax’ Attorneys Have Been on the Rise

Most paid tax return preparers provide honest and professional service, but there are some who engage in fraud and other illegal activities.   Regardless of professional designation unscrupulous promoters, even those with CPA's and Law degrees, deceive people into paying

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Tax Strategy Patents + Patent Applications

I am opposed to all tax strategy patents.  They are bad public policy and harmful to taxpayers and their advisers.  No one should have a monopoly on part of the tax code and no taxpayer should be subject to paying

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Posted in Abusive Tax Shelter, Colorado Department of Revenue, Estimated Taxes, IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Levy, IRS Lien, IRS Mediation, IRS Penalties, IRS Penalty and Interest Abatement, Private Letter Ruling, Tax Abuse, Tax Problems & Requests, Tax Relief, Tax Whistle Blower

Hedge Funds Buy Tax Whistle-Blower Claims

New York Times, Whistle-Blowers Become Investment Option for Hedge Funds, by David Kocieniewski: Hedge funds have found a new market to invest in: whistle-blowers. Informants who turn in tax cheats have to wait years to get their share of any

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How to report violations of tax law

The IRS has outlined in Notice 2008-04, ways informants can report violations of the tax law and possibly claim a reward based on the amount of additional tax, penalties and interest that is owed. The IRS' Whistleblower Office will make

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