May 9, 2012

Florida Supreme Court Hears Case For Denying Homestead Exemption To Non-Residents

On Monday, May 7, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving a Honduran couple that could have major implications for all non-residents of Florida who […]
May 7, 2012

Victims Of Identity Theft Must Still Satisfy Their Obligations To The IRS

Since we have previously established that the IRS is willing to make taxpayers wait a substantial period of time for their refunds while they sort out identity […]
May 3, 2012

Professional Football Players Charged In Florida Tax Scam

Three former professional football players are among eight individuals who have been charged in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme.  William Joseph of […]
April 30, 2012

Supreme Court Deals Blow to IRS In Tax Shelter Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the IRS in a decision that may prevent the collection of $1 billion from people who used a tax shelter […]
April 27, 2012

IRS Files Lien Against Anna Nicole Smith’s Estate For Back Taxes

The Estate of Anna Nicole Smith is finding out the hard way that taxes are as certain as death.  It seems that the IRS has filed […]
April 25, 2012

Florida Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Wire Fraud

According to the Justice Department and the IRS, Ernst Pierre, a Florida tax preparer, plead guilty on April 24, 2012, to wire fraud and aggravated identity […]
April 23, 2012

Bill Before Congress Would Allow IRS To Suspend Passports For Tax Delinquencies

Previously, we mentioned a bill currently before Congress that would allow the IRS to suspend a person’s passport if they were found to be delinquent in their […]
April 20, 2012

Helpful Pointers For Taxpayers Who Missed The Filing Deadline

Inevitably, there will be some taxpayers who were not able to meet the Tuesday, April 17 deadline for filing their income taxes.  Here are some tips […]
April 18, 2012

Keeping Up With Tax Obligations Can Present Special Problems For Active Duty Military

Frequent overseas deployment, constant address changes, the added complexity of military tax returns, and confusion over complicated tax provisions such as the combat tax exclusion, are […]
April 16, 2012

Last Minute Tips For Tax Filers

Income tax returns are due by the end of Tuesday, April 17.  Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that your filing runs smoothly. Double […]
April 2, 2012

TaxMasters Files For Bankruptcy; Hit with $195 Million Judgment

TaxMasters, the tax firm known for late night commercials featuring Patrick Cox, its red-bearded founder, has filed for bankruptcy and lost a huge civil suit, all in […]
February 24, 2012

The IRS Has 1 Billion In Uncollected Refunds From 2008; Walk, Don’t Run, To Claim Yours

The IRS has announced that it is holding funds, totaling more than $1 billion, that are awaiting a claim from the more than one million people who did […]