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For years, Las Vegas-area dentist, Leslie Kotler, hid his salary in bogus trusts an effort to avoid paying taxes. This week, Kotler learned the consequences of his actions.
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Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is in court seeking a refund worth approximately £1 million ($1.33 million U.S.) as part of a tax dispute.
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If your family is anything like mine, with school out, summer becomes a whirlwind of vacations and summer camp - especially for working parents who depend on summer camp for child care. Fortunately, expenses associated with summer camp may result in a tax break in the form of the child care credit so long as they are work-related. Follows are 12 tips for claiming summer camp expenses on your taxes.
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In a record-breaking referendum, a majority of voters opted for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union. At the news, markets dropped, worrying investors. But did you actually lose money? Here's how to understand realized losses from losses on paper.
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) had promised that the Republicans in the House would offer a proposal that would replace Obamacare. This week, he revealed the plan, which relies on individual tax credits as well as expanding health savings accounts (HSAs).
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"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller has made a deal with federal prosecutors in the criminal cases filed against her and will enter a guilty plea.
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Thinking about taking that summer job? From overtime rules to filling out tax forms to getting paid for an internship, here are 10 things you need to know before you say yes.
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From January through April 2016, the IRS stopped $1.1 billion in fraudulent refunds claimed by identity thieves on more than 171,000 tax returns, a nearly 50% boost from last year's dollars, announced IRS Commissioner John Koskinen today at a Security Summit update. The update featured appearances by Security Summit partners, including H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb; Intuit CEO Brad Smith; and GreenDot CEO Steve Streit.
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Let's not talk about the $2.2T the Pentagon 'lost' and was 'going to disclose' on 9/11.
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the Electronic Filing Personal Identity Numbers (e-filing PIN) tool is no longer available on IRS.gov or by toll-free phone.
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In 2013, then Acting Director of Exempt Organizations at IRS, Lois Lerner, apologized to a room of tax lawyers for the IRS's inappropriate targeting of conservative political groups. Her comments set off a chain of events that would slash IRS funds, fire officials and consider impeachment proceedings for IRS Commissioner Koskinen's actions. But the scandal didn't begin or end there.
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Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) has been found guilty of all counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering.
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  • Forbes
    Senior Editor, 2015 - present
  • The Erb Law Firm, PC
    Of Counsel, 2000 - present
    Previously, managing shareholder.
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Why taxgirl? Because paying taxes is painful... but reading about them shouldn't be.
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Cupcake maker, coffee drinker, dino expert. Former southerner who converted mostly for snow. I write a little something for Forbes at http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
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Defendants Sentenced For Stealing 9,000 Identities, Including Army Soldiers
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Eight defendants were sentenced for their roles in a massive tax refund scheme involving identities stolen from Alabama agencies and a U.S.

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Alabama Man Sentenced To Jail For Stealing Identities Inside Jail
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Former U.S. Representative Grimm Sentenced To Prison For Tax Fraud
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