Orange County Tax Attorney Blog

Letting the Door Hit You in the Tax on the Way Out: IRS Issues Relief Procedures for Certain Persons Who Relinquished US Citizenship But Wish to Complete Tax Compliance

In September of 2019, the IRS Issued Relief Procedures for Certain Persons Who Relinquished Their United States Citizenship But Who Were Out of Tax Compliance. The […]

What Is the Standard for Admission of Evidence in a Hearing on Revocation of Probation or Supervised Release?

What Is the Standard for Admission of Evidence in a Hearing on Revocation of Supervised Release or Probation? Because the Federal Rules of Evidence do not […]

Murrieta Tax Preparer Gets No Jail Sentence for Tax Crime

A Murrieta return preparer is reported by patch.com (here) to have received a sentence of home detention, probation, and community service, although the sentencing guidelines provided […]

The General Rules Applicable to Federal Interpleader Actions Involving Federal Tax Liens

Interpleader actions are authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 1335 and Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure where plaintiffs holding funds to property upon […]

Former Head of Foster Agency Sentenced for Theft, Money Laundering, Tax Evasion

The DOJ issued a press release in June highlighting the sentencing, after conviction at jury trial, of an Oregon woman found guilty of stealing over $1 […]

How Long Do You Have to File a Franchise Tax Board Tax Refund Suit?

Question: How Long Do You Have to File a California Franchise Tax Board Income Tax Refund Suit? Answer: Generally, if you have full paid the tax […]

U.S. Senate Committee Declines to Change DOJ Medical Marijuana Policy

In August of 2013, the Justice Department announced a marijuana enforcement policy which still endures, at least for the time being.  That “medical marijuana” policy is […]
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Rap Star DMX Arrested Under Tax Fraud Charges – Tax Evasion and Failure to File Returns

Tip of the hat to the Billboard.com’s article for bringing this music industry tax news to my attention.  A recent DOJ press release is reporting that […]

Forbes Lists Master’s of Taxation Among 10 Worst Master’s Degrees

An article on the Forbes.com website providing rankings of the ten best and ten worst master’s degrees (of only 45 popular degrees) has listed the Master’s […]

Measure M Los Angeles County Sales Tax Rate Increase as of July 1, 2017

With over a 70% favorable vote, Measure M passed in Los Angeles County in November of last year.  Per LA Metro’s webpage voters were asked to vote […]

Introducing the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Office of Tax Appeals

On June 15th, Senate Bill (SB) 86 was passed.  The bill was called the “Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act,” and the full text can be found […]

Ranking the Top Tax LLM Programs: Part 3.2 of Is a Tax LLM a Good Idea? [2019 Update]

Tax LLM Rankings. I last posted about the top Master of Laws in Taxation programs about four years ago.  Really, not much can change in that […]

Why is Golden Gate University’s MST (Master’s of Science in Taxation) Program So Well Known?

Golden Gate University has its main campus in San Francisco. But, Golden Gate University also has the most popular, based on my anecdotal observations, Master’s of […]

Motorcycle Racing Business Owner Pleads to Tax Fraud

Per a recent DOJ press release (which can be seen by clicking here) Dan Kyle, owner of Kyle Racing in Sand City, CA, pleaded guilty to […]

Austin v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2017-69

The Untied States Tax Court issued its opinion in Austin v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2017-69, on April 24, 2017.  The full text of the opinion is […]

Northern California Thai Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Underpaying Undocumented Workers and Tax Fraud

Paying undocumented workers under the table or having off-the-books cash employees often goes hand in hand with tax charges.  The connection arises like a domino effect. […]