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July 6, 2017

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 […]
July 1, 2017

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 […]
June 20, 2017

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 […]
June 11, 2017

The Best Tax LLM Programs – Update

  I last posted about the top Master of Laws in Taxation programs about two years ago.  Really, not much can change in that time, except […]
June 1, 2017

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 […]
May 16, 2017

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 […]
September 28, 2014

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 […]
October 14, 2014

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 […]
October 18, 2014

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 […]
November 12, 2014

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 […]
November 23, 2014

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 […]