The Tax Lawyer’s Blog


    WARNING: IRS Wants to Take Your Passport

    by Peter Pappas, 11-24-2015

    Congress has passed H.R.22, which, if signed by the President, will allow the IRS to confiscate the passports of citizens who owe the IRS more than $50,000 in taxes, penalties and interest. Congress calls this…

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    Depressed Businessman

    New Streamlined Procedures for Foreign Bank Account Violaters

    by Michael Krus, 01-21-2015

    IRS Gives Big Break to Non-Willful Foreign Bank Account Holders On June 18th, 2014, the IRS announced that it had put in place new procedures for foreign bank account holders that effectively reduce the delinquency…

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    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?

    by Peter Pappas, 09-03-2014

    My old blogging friend, Joe Kristan, of Roth & Company has published his “Fight the Power” edition of Tax Roundup. In this case, the power to be fought isn’t the federal government, but private corporations….

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    Tax Gavel and Cuffs

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipes

    by Peter Pappas, 09-01-2014

    Actor Wesley Snipes went to jail for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns. This should be a cautionary tale to any American or United States resident who has not filed…

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    Florida Used Car Dealers Targeted for Sales Tax Fraud; Theft of State Funds

    by Peter Pappas, 08-28-2014

    The state of Florida is targeting used car dealers for their failure to remit collected Florida sales taxes and bringing charges against their owners and officers for theft of state funds. In the last two years,…

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