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Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern

The Reverend Al Sharpton has always been one of those controversial figures that people either love or hate.  If you’re in the “hate him” camp, then you probably list his sketchy personal finances as one of your reasons.  And if … Continue reading

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Tax debt case is the next frontier for free speech regulation

According to recent news reports, across the pond in Europe, the European Union’s highest court has ruled that people have the right to be forgotten, even on the internet. The case at issue stems from a tax debt once allegedly … Continue reading

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Tax Day is Around the Corner; Are You Prepared?

Happy Tax Day! Come Monday April 15, 2013, your tax returns are due. Have you prepared? While many people filed their tax returns well before the April 15 deadline because they gave the government an interest free loan and are … Continue reading

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Is This The Year You Should Itemize Your Deductions on Your IRS Tax Return

It’s now February, and tax day is just around the corner … but far enough away to allow you time to explore your options and minimize your tax exposure. While preparing your tax return the goal is always to legally … Continue reading

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It’s Tax Season (Sort of)

So with the Super Bowl over, and pitchers and catchers reporting next week, these are the signs that tax season is in full swing, right? Wrong; depending on your situation. You still may not be able to file your 2012 tax return … Continue reading

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I Guess You Don’t Get to be The Most Successful R&B Artist of the Past 25 Years by Paying Your Taxes

Most celebrity tax debt stories are pretty boring.  They’re boring because we have no details.  Usually we are limited to the information in the notice of federal tax lien (FTL), which includes little more than the years and the dollar … Continue reading

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Idaho Legislator Owes $500k to IRS

Here’s one that TMZ missed.  Not enough star power. Idaho legislator Phil Hart is not giving politicians a very good name.  He is a tax protestor (one of those eccentric believers in unfettered freedom to do what they please which … 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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Avoid Calling the IRS in December

December is by far the worst time to try to communicate with the IRS about your tax debt. The Second-Stringers I have not noticed that the telephone wait times are much different in December. Perhaps there are more IRS representatives … Continue reading

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Does the IRS View Marion Barry as a “Special Circumstance”?

Former D.C. mayor, Marion Barry, is in the news today because of a lien that the IRS filed against him in connection with a measly $3,200 in unpaid 2010 taxes. Remember back in February of this year when the IRS … Continue reading

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