Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cardinals Rally Squirrel Gets Card

In the bottom of the fifth inning of a Cardinals’ victory against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of the NL Division Series, a squirrel darted across the Busch Stadium field just as Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt delivered a pitch … Continue reading

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The Dreaded IRS Audit

If there were a way to guarantee avoidance of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit, there isn’t a person in the country that wouldn’t want to get his hands on that secret sauce.  But there isn’t.  You never know if … Continue reading

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Obama Staffers are Human: They Owe $834k in Back Taxes

The IRS released data showing the tax debt statistics of federal employees, and it has created just a little buzz. I realize that most of the stories circulating around the web these past few days carry the more impressive headline … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei’s Story Told in New Documentary Film

Filmmaker, Alison Klayman, has documented the life and work of Ai Weiwei in a film that premiered at Sundance this past weekend. Ai is known on this blog for his tax problems (“problems” that were likely invented by the Chinese government as … Continue reading

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Estimated Tax Payments

Many of our clients find themselves burdened with a tax debt because they did not keep up on their Estimated Tax Payments (ETPs).  Most people think that ETPs are only for the self-employed.  But did you know that you may … Continue reading

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Are Frequent-Flier Miles Taxable?

Frequent-flier miles definitely provide a financial benefit, but are they taxable? Don’t even bother reading this post if you are hoping to find an answer to this tax problem.  There is no answer here. Today the LA Times reported that … Continue reading

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F.C. Manager on Trial for Tax Evasion

Harry Redknapp, former manager of the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., was recently accused of tax evasion related to a bung he received for player transfers. What!?  I know, English news articles are fun, but sometimes difficult to decipher. Translation for American … Continue reading

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Norris Likes Newt for President

Chuck Norris may be able to cut through a hot knife with butter and a million other fantastic feats, but he still only gets to cast his vote once. And this time around he’ll be voting for Newton Leroy Gingrich. … Continue reading

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Cat Lady is Better with Taxes than with Cats

Oakland’s “Cat Lady” may have found tax relief by beating the IRS, but now the Alameda County District Attorney is pursuing felony animal cruelty charges against her. You may remember the story of Jan Van Dusen and all her cats. … Continue reading

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Our Next President Shouldn’t Be a Tax Schmuck

When Mitt Romney announced that he would probably follow tradition by disclosing his tax return sometime in April, he also confirmed that his effective tax rate is around 15%.  Yes, it is low.  Yes, Romney takes full advantage of every … Continue reading

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