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
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
Is hacker ransom tax deductible? As a theft loss or business expense, it should be.
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 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
Licked. Larry Bird’s basketball career has been remarkable. As a player in high school, college and the NBA, he was an […]
It's Taxes From A to Z (2017)! Y is for Your Rights As A Taxpayer.
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.
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
Though from time to time I find material for this blog when I watch television court shows, there are far more shows and episodes than I’ve had an opportunity to view. A reader sent me a link to an episode of Judge Faith, a show that I have not seen, which involved a dispute between two former friends. Show More Summary
Does the IRS have your money? The IRS has announced that it has more than $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds from 2013. To claim your 2013 tax refund, you must file a tax return by April 18, 2017.
It's Getting To Know You Tuesday! Today's tax pro is Bill Smith, Managing Director for CBIZ MHM’s National Tax Office.
What Congress breaks, Congress must fix. That’s the message a Sixth Circuit appeals court decision sends, anyway. The TaxProf quotes from the case […]
Have you checked your refund status this tax season by using the "Where’s My Refund?" tool? Taxpayers are anxious to find out the status of their tax refund more than ever this year.