According to DoJ on May 24, 2017 in federal court in Brooklyn, Costas Takkas, a 60 yr old UK national pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in connection with his receipt and transmission of millions of dollars in bribes paid to now-former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president, Jeffrey Webb. Takkas, a former general secretary…Read more
Where Are They Now? A Year Later, Mixed Fortunes For Panama Papers Line-Up
When the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 media partners began publishing the Panama Papers investigation on April 3, 2016, almost no country was untouched by its revelations. Governments in more than 70 Countries have launched over 150 Investigations, Inquiries, Audits and Probes into the affairs of Thousands of People and Corporations…Read more
7th Circuit Also Upholds Reg. That Limit Discussion of Tax Liability at CDP Hearings.
The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Our Country Home Enterprises, Inc., (CA 7 5/3/2017) 119 AFTR 2d ¶ 2017-729, affirmed the Tax Court and agreed with similar holdings by the Fourth and Tenth Circuits, has held that a portion of Reg. § 301.6330-1(e)(3) is a reasonable interpretation of the Code. That portion…Read more
Offshore Tax Suit To Switch From OVDP To Streamline Doesn’t Block Collection
According to Law360, three taxpayers seeking to switch over to the IRS’ new “streamlined” compliance program for unreported offshore income argued to a D.C. Circuit panel Tuesday that their lawsuit is not foreclosed by the Anti-Injunction Act's bar on pre-enforcement tax challenges, attacking the government’s key defense in the case. The case is Maze et…Read more