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Are FBAR Penalties Taxes for Purposes of the Flora Rule?

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesIn Norman, the Federal Circuit held that a currently obsolete Treasury Regulation did not cap FBAR fines for unyielding offenses at $100,000. Regulation 7(b)( 1) Mot. Mr. Mendu keeps in mind that, due to the fact that this Court does not have independent territory over the Defendant’s counterclaim for $752,920, this Court has to

What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesWhat to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes The end of tax filing extensions is quickly approaching. What do you do if you can’t pay the amounts you owe? You should still file your return by the due date and pay as much as you can. There are, however, additional steps that might

BVI Rules Out New Taxes In 2021 Budget

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares . . .” Legislation to promote elements of e-Government that will certainly add to effectiveness as well as generation of revenue was tabled in the House of Assembly for initial analysis previously in the year. . .” Two advantages of presenting contemporary computer system innovation is that it will certainly aid to catch resources

A Motivating Reminder

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Nina Olson identified a need, which created a movement and changed the landscape of America’s tax system forever. She started the Community Tax Law Project in 1992 and the Revenue Restructuring Act, (“RRA”), which ushered in a new era for taxpayer advocacy (including the Taxpayer Advocate Service and the role of National Taxpayer

The Fatty Rule for Post TFA Innocent Spouse Cases? An Early Look at the Otherwise Unavailable Evidence Exception

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Taxpayer First Act changed the scope of review in innocent spouse cases. Rather than allow parties to introduce evidence at trial, as we have discussed (see for example Christine’s post Taxpayer First Act Update: Innocent Spouse Tangles Begin) the TFA restricts the parties to the administrative record. TFA contains two exceptions: when there

How Stable is Cigarette Tax Revenue? | Cigarette Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares May 3, 2021 Ulrik Boesen Tom VanAntwerp Ulrik Boesen, Tom VanAntwerp   Cigarette excise taxes have been a source of state revenue for decades, and states have long relied on this revenue. Using data from Orzechowski and Walker’s annual compendium The Tax Burden on Tobacco, this web tool shows how cigarette tax revenues have changed between 1955

End of the Line for Paresky

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Guest blogger Bob Probasco returns today with perhaps his final update on the Paresky case. Christine Nothing about the decision was really surprising.  The contrary decision in E.W. Scripps Co. v. United States, 420 F.3d 589 (6th Cir. 2005) was always a strained interpretation of the jurisdictional statutes, and the trend has been

Biden’s First 100 Days: Taxes & Tax Policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In his first 100 days as president, Joe Biden has proposed more than a dozen significant changes to the U.S. tax code that would raise upwards of $3 trillion in revenue and reduce incentives to invest, save, and work in the United States. While proposing ways to pay for new spending and for
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