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Trustees and Executors Should Worry When Taxes are Owed: The Federal Insolvency Statute

What is the Federal Insolvency Statute? Where the delinquent taxpayer is insolvent but has not filed a petition in bankruptcy, the IRS’ prior right to payment […]
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Maryland Federal District Court Issues Willful FBAR Penalty Opinion in United States v. Horowitz – No. PWG-16-1997 – PDF

On January 18, 2019, the U.S. District Court held defendants liable for the willful FBAR Penalty in its opinion in United States v. Horowitz, No. PWG-16-1997 […]

When Can a Court Use Its Discretion to Decline Foreclosure of Property Subject to a Federal Tax Lien?

When Can a Court Use Its Discretion to Decline Foreclosure of Property Subject to an IRS Federal Tax Lien? Judicial discretion to decline foreclosure in Federal […]
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Application of Homestead Provisions To Keep Your Home in Bankruptcy and Survival of Federal Tax Liens

Application of Homestead Provisions To Keep Your Home in Bankruptcy and Survival of Federal Tax Liens California’s Homestead exemption is found in Chapter 4 of Division […]
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Does Res Judicata Apply to Stipulated Tax Court Decisions?

Does Res Judicata Apply to Stipulated U.S. Tax Court Decisions? The judicial principle of res judicata applies to stipulated Tax Court Decisions. However, if the stipulated […]
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What Is a Federal IRS Tax Lien?

What is a federal IRS tax lien? A federal IRS tax lien is a lien for unpaid tax liabilities which arises in favor of the United […]

Is Getting a Tax LLM A Good Idea? Part 1: LLM Programs Grew More Competitive…

A question law students and recent law school graduates ask with great frequency is whether they should pursue a Tax LLM. To a great extent, the […]
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Is a Tax LLM Worth It? Part 2.1 of “Is a Tax LLM a Good Idea?”

What Is the Value of a Tax LLM? Whether a Master of Laws in Taxation is worth the cost, of course, is going to vary based […]

Is a Tax LLM a Good Idea? Part 3.1: Ranking the Top Tax LLM Programs.

Currently, there are a few places that you may find rankings of the master of laws in taxation programs. One of the obvious places to look […]

Bakersfield Man Who Ran Catholic-Centered Charitable Websites Indicted for Tax Evasion

The Department of Justice recently issued a press release (click here to see it) announcing the indictment of a Bakersfield man, Michael Galloway, who owned the […]

Newport Beach Executive Sentenced to 7 Years For $180 million Unreported Income

The Orange County DA’s office issued a press release yesterday reporting that Richard Engel, a 70 year old Newport Beach man, was sentenced to seven years […]

Star of “Jersey Shore” Indicted for Tax Fraud

Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother/manager Marc Sorrentingo were indicted last week for allegedly failing to pay taxes on $8.9 million of income, according to […]

First Day of Trial for UBS Executive

The high profile federal criminal trial of Raoul Weil began today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Weil was the chief executive of UBS AG wealth management. This […]

Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Stealing Headlines

The IRS’s tax return-related identity theft problem has officially crossed from item of interest to law enforcement and tax professionals to a disturbing problem worthy of […]

Blows Dealt to Department of Justice in Offshore Bank Account Enforcement

The big news last week was that the Department of Justice lost two high-profiled trials involving offshore bank accounts. The first was a jury verdict of […]

So-Cal Tax Attorney and CPA Who Evaded Taxes Sentenced to Almost 5 Years

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California issued a press release last week reporting a conviction of a former tax attorney.  Lloyd Irving […]