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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences

It's the final day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ve been posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

12 Days Of Charitable Giving: HAVEN

It's the eighth day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is HAVEN.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Explanatory Video: Code §965 Deemed Repatriation from Foreign Corporations

Congress has passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) and President Trump is expected to sign the bill in the near future. The TCJA is the most significant piece of tax legislation in the last 30 years, and it makes substantial changes to the taxation of international transactions. Show More Summary

12 Days Of Charitable Giving: Helen Keller International

It's the third day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is Helen Keller International.

Side Hustlers Earning Billions In Extra Cash But Not Reporting It To IRS

Americans are increasingly turning to the side hustle - but not necessarily reporting the extra cash to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Here's what you need to know.

When Tax Scammers Sue Each Other

Readers know that I watch television court shows in search of good tax stories. They know this because they’ve seen a long parade of commentaries on those shows, starting with Judge Judy and Tax Law, and continuing with Judge Judy and...Show More Summary

Preparing Someone’s Tax Return Without Permission

Five years ago, I wasn’t seeing as many television court shows as I do now, in part because I was teaching full-time. So I’ve certainly seen far fewer episodes than have been produced and aired. The several hundred that I have seen have...Show More Summary

Gross Income from Dating?

A reader has added another television court show episode to the list of those on which I cannot help but comment. The list is getting longer, and includes posts such as Judge Judy and Tax Law, Judge Judy and Tax Law Part II, TV Judge...Show More Summary

Be Careful When Paying Another Person’s Tax Preparation Fee

There is such a flood of television court shows that there is no way I get to see all of them. Fortunately, a reader passed along a link to an episode that I had missed, and of course, it involved taxes. Readers of MauledAgain know that...Show More Summary

If You Pay Cyberattack Ransom, Deduct It On Your Taxes

Cyber attacks are common now, and while most people won't pay ransom, some do. In bitcoin or in cash, how can you claim ransom on your taxes?

People’s Court: So Who Did the Tax Cheating?

Readers of this blog know that I watch television court shows, not only because of my interest in law generally, but because from time to time tax issues pop up in the cases. Over the years, these shows have provided material for posts...Show More Summary

Congress Gets Earful From Watchdogs On IRS Private Debt Collection Program

Those pesky phone calls advising that you might owe taxes could be legit. A new law which goes into effect this year directs the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hand over some unpaid tax bills to private agencies for collections.

7 Things To Do Right Now To Save On Taxes This Year

With the beginning of summer just around the corner, chances are that you're not thinking about your 2017 taxes - but you should be. Here are seven things you can do right now to save on taxes for next season.

Buffett Says U.S. ‘Out Of Whack’ On Healthcare More Than On Taxes

Just one day after the House of Representatives voted 217-213 to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a health care bill of their own, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett came out swinging against the plan.

Taxes and the Star Wars Universe

Taxes are everywhere, and that includes the Star Wars universe. In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the opening crawl brings up taxes almost immediately: Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Show More Summary

House Republicans Call Off Vote On Obamacare Replacement Plan

The House has pulled the vote on the American Health Care Act, or "Trumpcare" after it became clear the bill did not have enough support to pass.

Millennials depend on mom and dad for tax filing help

Ah, youth. The excitement. The energy. The illusion of immortality. The first-ever filing of a tax return. Boom. Taxes often are the first indication of young adulthood. And apparently it's a grown-up responsibility that many millennials are turning over to other grownups, specifically their parents. Show More Summary

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