Monthly Archives: October 2011

IRS May be Levying you in their Underwear

The IRS has expanded its use of a wireless and remote access technology over the past several years, allowing employees to access the IRS Network from airports, hotels, their homes . . . anywhere. While it’s interesting to think of … Continue reading

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Landlords are on Frontlines of Pot War

Federal prosecutors are shutting down California pot dispensaries with the efficiency of a nuclear bomb. Instead of chasing around the dispensary operators, they are focusing on those who lease commercial spaces to them. Even though California legalized marijuana for medicinal … Continue reading

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Law Targets Government Contractors with Tax Debt

A law enacted in 2006 would have required governments at the federal, state, and local levels to withhold 3% of money owed to contractors with even the slightest federal tax debt.  The law is kind of in limbo at this point: … Continue reading

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Perry’s Tax Reform Plans

Republican presidential candidate, Rick Perry, is trying to set himself apart from the other candidates with his bold tax reform talk.  He wants to dramatically reduce taxes, and with that would come deep cuts in government funding and government programs.  … Continue reading

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Tax Reform Buzz

Some great soundbites in the news today: If you have a dramatic change in the tax structure at the federal level it’s going to upset the apple cart in every single state in one way or other, so it’s a tsunami. ~ … Continue reading

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Defending the Red Rabbit

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission has provided some additional perspectives regarding the big red $800,000 rabbit housed in the new terminal at Sacramento International Airport.  The piece has received mixed reviews and perhaps they have felt the need to defend the poor thing.  Here … Continue reading

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World Series of Tax Reform

On October 22, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the most sweeping tax reform in United States history.  At the conclusion of his speech he said: I feel like we’ve just played the World Series of tax reform, and … Continue reading

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California’s New and Improved “Top 250 List”

Normally “first place” is a position that many aspire to.  Unless you occupy the first spot on California’s Top 250 Delinquent Taxpayers list. California tax collectors (employees of the Franchise Tax Board) have a reputation for being, how shall we say this, … Continue reading

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CA Medical Pot Crackdown: AG Gives Her Two Cents

A few weeks ago, Washington bullies swept in on California’s medical marijuana playground, intent on shutting them down permanently.  Today in comes Big Sister to see if she can break up the fight a bit.  CA Attorney General, Kamala Harris, issued … Continue reading

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IRS May have to Make Do with Less in 2012

In difficult financial times, individuals are forced to take a good hard look at every single expense to make sure it is necessary.  And in the federal government, it’s no different.  Lawmakers are looking across the board at every service, … Continue reading

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