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What’s the Situation With “The Situation” of Jersey Shore?

A blast from the past just came across the headlines recently surrounding a member of the hit show of 2009, Jersey Shore. I had previously covered […]

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 […]

Bakersfield Car Dealer Bros Plead Guilty to Failing to File Form 8300 Cash Transaction Reports

Reminding taxpayers that there are more than one way the government can skin a cat, the DOJ issued a press release last week publicizing the guilty […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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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 […]