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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tax Day 2012: Does The Government's P.R. Campaign Increase Compliance?

More than any other area of the criminal law, enforcement of the tax laws is associated with a specific date: April 15.  In a 2010 article published in the Virginia Tax Review, Professors Joshua Blank and Daniel Levin analyzed 782 press releases issued by the Tax Division between 2003 and 2009 announcing civil or criminal…
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Bahamas Executive Entity

The Bahamas Executive Entity (BEE) legislation was enacted to create a legal entity that can be used as a power holder and therefore act as a trust protector, shareholder (of a PTC) trustee etc. The liability of the BEE council members is similar to that of an IBC so combined with the limited liability the…
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Tax Resolution Firm TaxMasters Hit With $195 Million Verdict

A Texas jury slammed a tax resolution company with a $195 million verdict for damages after ruling that the Houston-based firm and its founder misled and defrauded customers, a Texas jury ruled March 30 (Texas v. TaxMasters Inc., Tex. Dist. Ct., No. D-I-GV-1O-000486, verdict 3/30/12). The jury in the Texas District Court, 200th Judicial District,…
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Key Tax Developments in the First Quarter of 2012

Some of the more important tax developments that have come out during the first three months of 2012. Most are documents from the Internal Revenue Service, but some are important cases and legislative changes you might want to be aware of for you or your business.        Payroll Tax Cut Full-Year Extension: On February 22, President…
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