2013 Articles

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    All articles written by Robert W. Wood (unless otherwise noted)

     

     

    TAXATION OF DAMAGE AWARDS

     

    Investors Who Fund Lawsuits: Form and Tax Treatment, by Robert W. Wood and Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 141, No. 11, Tax Notes (December 16, 2013), p. 1239.

    Record Settlement Payments, Record Tax Deductions?, Law360.com (December 13, 2013).

    Jilted Fiancée Sues, And Wins, Forbes.com (December 8, 2013).

    Blowing the Whistle on Taxing Whistleblower Recoveries, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 141, No. 9, Tax Notes (December 2, 2013), p. 983.

    $100M Verdict Against Grant Thornton Shows Why Clients Sue Advisers, Forbes.com (November 26, 2013).

    Lawsuits Over Higher Taxes? They're No Joke, Forbes.com (November 22, 2013).

    Imputed Interest in Legal Settlements, Vol. 141, No. 5, Tax Notes (November 4, 2013), p. 555.

    JP Morgan Chase's $13B Settlement—And Whale-Sized Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (October 22, 2013).

    Justices to Decide Severance Tax Treatment, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 9, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 9, 2013), p. 6.

    Better Call Saul? Beware Legal Fee Rules, Forbes.com (October 6, 2013).

    Beware Consequences of Admission in SEC Settlements, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 3, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 3, 2013), p. 6.

    BB&T STARS Tax Shelter Loss Costs $660M Plus $112M Penalty, Forbes.com (September 21, 2013).

    JP Morgan's Whale-Sized Tax Deduction In $800M London Whale Settlement, Forbes.com (September 18, 2013).

    Can Interns Who Agreed To Work For Free Sue For Wages?, Forbes.com (September 9, 2013).

    $32M Domino's Delivery Verdict Says You Should Know Who's Delivering Your Pizza, Forbes.com (September 6, 2013).

    SEC Wants You To Admit WrongdoingAnd It Will Cost You, Forbes.com (September 3, 2013).

    CEO Held Liable For CFO's Embezzlement, Forbes.com (August 28, 2013).

    No-Admit Settlements and Deducting Bad Conduct, Vol. 140, No. 7, Tax Notes (August 12, 2013), p. 733.

    Student Detained 5 Days Without Food Or Water By DEA Settles For $4.1M, Forbes.com (August 1, 2013).

    Liechtenstein Bank Pays $23.8M To IRS For Helping Americans Evade Taxes, Forbes.com (July 31, 2013).

    Charitable Contributions of Pending Litigation Claims, Vol. 25, No. 1, Taxation of Exempts (July/August 2013), p. 40.

    Penn State's $60M Abuse Settlement Won't Erase Sandusky Name, Forbes.com (July 19, 2013).

    How 'Painful' Is PG&E's $2.25B Fine For San Bruno Pipeline Explosion? $900M Tax Savings, Forbes.com (July 16, 2013).

    Asiana 777 Crash At SFO Goes To Lawyers, Forbes.com (July 10, 2013).

    Who's Paying For Citigroup's $968M Fannie Mae Settlement? You Are, Forbes.com (July 3, 2013).

    Cut or Bruise Can Yield Tax-Free Damages, Vol. 140, No. 1, Tax Notes (July 1, 2013), p. 79.

    Soccer Star Lionel Messi's €15 Million Tax Deal Avoiding Criminal Charges? On, Then Off, Forbes.com (June 28, 2013).

    Patriots Aaron Hernandez Arrested For Murder And Fired, Racks Up Legal Bills, Forbes.com (June 26, 2013).

    Lionel Messi Tax Fraud Case Should Settle, Forbes.com (June 22, 2013).

    Six Tips To Cut Your Legal Bills, Forbes.com (June 9, 2013).

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Taxes, Forbes.com (May 27, 2013).

    Don't Settle Legal Disputes Without Tax Advice, Forbes.com (April 18, 2013).

    Tax Bite On Oil Billionaire Harold Hamm's Record $5B Divorce, Forbes.com (March 25, 2013).

    Lawyers, Whether They Know It Or Not, Need Tax Experts, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 21, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 21, 2013), p. 6.

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About Section 409A, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 5, 2013), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 5, 2013), p. 8.

    Another Tax Case Limits Lawyer Costs Deduction, Vol. 138, No. 8, Tax Notes (February 25, 2013), p. 997.

    Passengers Sue ‘Floating Hell’ Cruise Line, Forbes.com (February 16, 2013).

    Suit Claiming ‘UBS Made Me Cheat IRS’ Laughed Out of Court, Forbes.com (February 13, 2013).

    Dead Cruise Ship, Clogged Toilets, Scant Food, No Carnival, Forbes.com (February 12, 2013).

    9th Circuit Lawyers Get Better Tax Breaks, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 8, 2013), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 8, 2013), p. 8.

    IRS Sued Over ‘Sex Or Penalties’ Claim (You Thought Your Audit Was Bad), Forbes.com (February 5, 2013).

    Tory Burch Settles Legal Scraps A Billionaire, Puts Flats On The Gas Pedal, Forbes.com (January 4, 2013).

     

     

     

    MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

     

    Liquidations That Run for the Border, by Rafi W. Mottahedeh, Vol. 22, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2013), p. 6.

    Tax Treaties, International Transactions and Beneficial Ownership (Part I), by Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 22, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2013), p. 1.

    Investing in Lawsuits, by Robert W. Wood and Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 22, No. 4, The M&A Tax Report (November 2013), p. 1.

    Restricted Stock Comes of Age, Vol. 22, No. 3, The M&A Tax Report (October 2013), p. 1.

    Open Transaction Treatment for Earn-Outs, by Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 22, No. 2, The M&A Tax Report (September 2013), p. 1.

    Characterization and Imputed Interest in Shareholder Settlements, Vol. 22, No. 1, The M&A Tax Report (August 2013), p. 5.

    IRS Takes Odd Stance on Entity Liquidations, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 22, No. 1, The M&A Tax Report (August 2013), p. 1.

    M&A, Partnerships and Procedures, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 21, No. 12, The M&A Tax Report (July 2013), p. 5.

    Who Controls Goodwill?, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 21, No. 12, The M&A Tax Report (July 2013), p. 1.

    Tax Planning For Private Company Sales, by Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 21, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2013), p. 6.

    Who Owns Goodwill?, by Henry K. Chen, Vol. 21, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2013), p. 4.

    Shareholder Settlements: Deductions, Character and Imputed Interest, Vol. 21, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2013), p. 1.

    Deal Planning for 23.8-Percent Dividends and Capital Gain, Vol. 21, No. 10, The M&A Tax Report (May 2013), p. 8.

    Pushing the Rescission Envelope in M&A, Vol. 21, No. 10, The M&A Tax Report (May 2013), p. 4.

    Arguing Against Your Own Form, Vol. 21, No. 10, The M&A Tax Report (May 2013), p. 1.

    Debt or Equity? That Is the Question (Part II), Vol. 21, No. 9, The M&A Tax Report (April 2013), p. 7.

    Sale Leasebacks and Other Matters of Form, Vol. 21, No. 9, The M&A Tax Report (April 2013), p. 3.

    Deducting Corporate Legal Settlements, Vol. 21, No. 9, The M&A Tax Report (April 2013), p. 1.

    Debt or Equity? That Is the Question (Part I), Vol. 21, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2013), p. 7.

    FATCA and PFICs Are a Match Made in Heaven, by Robert W. Wood and Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 21, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2013), p. 1.

    California Sourcing and M&A, Vol. 21, No. 7, The M&A Tax Report (February 2013), p. 1.

    Deducting Acquisition Litigation Expenses, Vol. 21, No. 6, The M&A Tax Report (January 2013), p. 6.

    Installment Sales, Earnouts and Rollups, by Robert W. Wood and Brian L. Beck, Vol. 21, No. 6, The M&A Tax Report (January 2013), p. 1.

     

     

     

    INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS

     

    Do You Want A 1099 Or A W-2?, Forbes.com (November 21, 2013).

    Feds And New York State Jointly Target 'Independent Contractor' Misclassification, Forbes.com (November 19, 2013).

    'Independent' Contractors—And Many That Aren't—Shape Work Today, Forbes.com (November 11, 2013).

    Avoiding Obamacare With Independent Contractors, Forbes.com (September 27, 2013).

    New Battleground in Contractor vs. Employee Dispute, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 24, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 24, 2013), p. 6.

    If 30% Of Pay Is Benefits, What About Independent Contractors?, Forbes.com (August 14, 2013).

    IRS Still Hunting For Misclassified Workers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 8, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 8, 2013), p. 6.

    IRS Inspector Urges Crackdown On Mislabeling 'Independent Contractors', Forbes.com (July 30, 2013).

    IRS Expands Independent Contractor Amnesty Program, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 11, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 11, 2013), p. 5.

    IRS Expands Independent Contractor Amnesty, Forbes.com (March 1, 2013). Reprinted in Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting, BNA.com (April 11, 2013).

    Payroll Tax Hike Adds Scrutiny On “Independent Contractors”, Forbes.com (January 29, 2013).

     

     

     

    MISCELLANEOUS

     

    Savvy New Year's Resolutions IRS Hopes You Won't Keep, Forbes.com (December 31, 2013).

    Trust Me, Michael Jackson Is Still Paying Taxes, Wealth Management (December 30, 2013).

    Top French Court Upholds 75% Tax While Footballers Eye Exit, Forbes.com (December 30, 2013).

    Real Wolf Of Wall Street's Sweet Pay Deal, Forbes.com (December 29, 2013).

    Drug Dealer Can't Deduct MBA, Forbes.com (December 28, 2013).

    3 Year-End Steps That Pay Off Big, Forbes.com (December 26, 2013).

    Duck Dynasty's Cracker Barrel PR? Talk Taxes, Forbes.com (December 22, 2013).

    Jack Dorsey's 10% $100M+ Square Stock Give-Back Isn't About Taxes, Forbes.com (December 20, 2013).

    Mark Zuckerberg's $2 Billion Tax Bill Double Last Year, Higher Than Most Billionaries, Forbes.com (December 20, 2013).

    Worldwide, Banks Make Xmas Gift To IRS: American Account Holders, Forbes.com (December 20, 2013).

    $636 Million Lottery Winners In California & Georgia While $40M Winner Gives It All Away, Forbes.com (December 18, 2013).

    What's The FBAR Statute Of Limitations?, Forbes.com (December 17, 2013).

    7 Sins With Bank Accounts? FATCA Makes Them Deadly, Forbes.com (December 15, 2013).

    Manny Pacquiao Boxing IRS: Think Dionne Warwick, Not Willie Nelson, Forbes.com (December 14, 2013).

    Swiss Banks Disclosure Of Americans, Many More Expected By End Of Year, Forbes.com (December 11, 2013).

    Jilted Fiancée Sues, And Wins, Forbes.com (December 8, 2013).

    Bitcoin Grows Up But That Means FBAR Filings, Forbes.com (December 6, 2013).

    Compare 2014 v. 2013 IRS Tax Rates Before It's Too Late, Forbes.com (December 5, 2013).

    What To Say When (Not If) Your Offshore Bank Asks, 'Are You Compliant With IRS?', Forbes.com (December 4, 2013).

    Loans Aren't Taxable Income, But Convincing IRS Of Loan Status Is Priceless, Forbes.com (December 3, 2013).

    Attention Online Shoppers: No Tax In Aisle 3—Supreme Court Turns Down Amazon, Forbes.com (December 2, 2013).

    Bitcoin's $13.50 To $1,200 Eleven Month Climb—Now Taxes, Forbes.com (December 2, 2013).

    Heroin Dealers Can Deduct Samples On Their Taxes, But Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can't Deduct Rent?, Forbes.com (December 1, 2013).

    Jackson Estate Says, "Beat It, IRS", Vol. 85, No. 9, New York State Bar Association Journal (November/December 2013), p. 11.

    Surprise! Biggest Winner Of Black Friday Money Haul, Forbes.com (November 29, 2013).

    What Do You Say When The IRS Asks For Electronic Records?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 29, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 29, 2013), p. 7.

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao: 'I Am Not A Criminal Or A Thief', Forbes.com (November 29, 2013).

    Caymans & Costa Rica Sign U.S. Tax Evasion Pact—FATCA Gets Even Fatter, Forbes.com (November 29, 2013).

    Hidden Tax Hit On Black Friday, Cyber Monday Bargains, Forbes.com (November 27, 2013).

    Cuomo Warns New Yorkers Of Tricky Tax Scam, Forbes.com (November 26, 2013).

    Loans Aren’t Taxable Income, But What Exactly Is A Loan?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 26, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 26, 2013), p. 6.

    Avoid Black Friday Lines—And Sales Tax—Online, Forbes.com (November 24, 2013).

    JFK Said These Very Wise Words, Forbes.com (November 23, 2013).

    Interested in 1031 Exchanges? What You Need to Know to Protect Your Investments, AdvantaIRA.com (November 20, 2013); abstracted from Ten Things to Know About 1031 Exchanges, Forbes.com (January 26, 2010).

    Forget Grain: Worry About What Taxes Are Doing To Your Brain, Forbes.com (November 19, 2013).

    Feds And New York State Jointly Target 'Independent Contractor' Misclassification, Forbes.com (November 19, 2013).

    Bitcoin Tax Tips For Congress And Everyone Else, Forbes.com (November 18, 2013).

    Tax Excuses To Avoid Penalties, Or Even Jail, Forbes.com (November 17, 2013).

    U.S. Citizens Renouncing Skyrocket—The Tina Turner Effect, Forbes.com (November 15, 2013).

    Italy Claims Apple Is A Tax Cheat—Dolce & Gabbana Look Happy, Forbes.com (November 15, 2013).

    How Identity Thieves Got $12M Of $65M Refund Claims Before Being Caught, Forbes.com (November 14, 2013).

    Tina Turner Gives Up U.S. Citizenship—Big FATCA Wheel Keep On Turnin', Forbes.com (November 13, 2013).

    IRS Issues John Doe Summonses To Citibank, Chase, BoA, Mellon, HSBC—Tax Prosecutions Coming, Forbes.com (November 13, 2013).

    Nazi Art Loot Grows As Tax Hungry Germany Promises List, Forbes.com (November 12, 2013).

    Lawyer For NFL Players Sidelined Permanently...True Chicago Style?, Forbes.com (November 9, 2013).

    Bitcoin Soars While Liberty Reserve Draws Guilty Plea, Forbes.com (November 8, 2013).

    Year-end Tax Planning May Be Tough, But It Will Pay Dividends, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 7, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 7, 2013), p. 6.

    Twitter IPO Tax Tips Worth Tweeting, Forbes.com (November 7, 2013).

    Dog The IRS Bounty Hunter? Private Tax Collectors Are Coming, Forbes.com (November 6, 2013).

    Ex-Con Returns IRS Refund Check Mistake—Only $12B More To Collect, Forbes.com (November 5, 2013).

    SAC Capital Pleads Guilty With $1.8B Fine—And How Could It Impact JP Morgan, Forbes.com (November 4, 2013).

    Found Nazi Art Valued At $1B Is Worth How Much After Tax?, Forbes.com (November 3, 2013).

    Moving States To Beat The Tax Man?, Forbes.com (November 1, 2013).

    How To Maximize Your 2013 Deductions, Forbes.com (November 1, 2013).

    What's FATCA? Global Banking Meets NSA But Reports To IRS, Forbes.com (October 31, 2013).

    Mexico's Coca-Cola Tax Beats Bloomberg's New York Big Soda Ban, Forbes.com (October 29, 2013).

    Can You Pay Your Lawyer in Bitcoins?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 29, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 29, 2013), p. 5.

    QuickBooks Solves Tax Audits; QuickBooks Ruins Tax Audits, Forbes.com (October 28, 2013).

    Bike Share Programs Are Not Tax-Free, Says The IRS, Forbes.com (October 26, 2013).

    IRS Pays Billions In Bogus Refunds—But Legit Refunds Still Get Audited, Forbes.com (October 25, 2013).

    Sophia Loren Jailed In 1974 Tax Evasion, Finally Wins Case, Forbes.com (October 24, 2013).

    Dog Earns MBA—But Can He Deduct It On His Taxes?, Forbes.com (October 23, 2013). Reprinted in Chicago Tribune (October 24, 2013).

    Beware Global IRS Reach—And Very Long Memory, Forbes.com (October 23, 2013).

    Fifty Shades of Grey: Informal Discovery in Tax Litigation, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 141, No. 3, Tax Notes (October 21, 2013), p. 325.

    Twitter Follows Apple, Google And Facebook To Irish Holy Grail, Forbes.com (October 20, 2013).

    Despite Legal Marijuana Rules In 20 States Feds Won't Play Ball, Forbes.com (October 19, 2013).

    Swiss Bank Frey To Close Over IRS Investigation, Forbes.com (October 17, 2013).

    Sex As A Religion? Ask The IRS, Forbes.com (October 16, 2013).

    Gov. Brown Signed a Retroactive Tax…Cut?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 15, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 15, 2013), p. 5.

    Virgin Expat? Sir Richard Branson Leaves UK, Forbes.com (October 14, 2013).

    How Far Back Can IRS Claim Tax Evasion Or Fraud? Timing Is Everything, Forbes.com (October 13, 2013).

    Take Heart, Some People Face Taxes Even More Bizarre Than Yours, Forbes.com (October 12, 2013).

    Vatican Flubs Coin With Jesus And Tax Collector, Forbes.com (October 11, 2013).

    SEC Clears Apple Taxes—SEC Thinks Different Too, Forbes.com (October 10, 2013).

    Government Shutdown, No Taxes, Raps Nelly—And He's Right, Forbes.com (October 9, 2013).

    About Face! California Passes Retroactive Small Business Stock Tax Break, Forbes.com (October 8, 2013).

    Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown—IRS Wins Big, Forbes.com (October 5, 2013).

    Should You Opt Out Of IRS Offshore Amnesty?, Forbes.com (October 4, 2013). Reprinted in Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting, BNA.com (November 5, 2013).

    Got Severance Pay? Supreme Court Will Decide How It's Taxed, Forbes.com (October 2, 2013).

    How Far Would You Go To Save Tax Dollars? You'd Be Surprised, Forbes.com (October 1, 2013).

    Even After Death, Michael Jackson Has to Deal with the IRS, American Bar Association Business Law Today (October 2013).

    Grassley Blows Whistle On IRS Whistleblower Program, Forbes.com (September 30, 2013).

    Breaking Bad's Tax Problems, Forbes.com (September 29, 2013).

    10 Tax Commandments...To Keep IRS Away, Forbes.com (September 26, 2013).

    Bono Apes Mitt Romney On U2 Taxes, Forbes.com (September 25, 2013).

    FATCA's Bleak Choices For Accounts, Income, Disclosure, Forbes.com (September 24, 2013).

    With California Taxes...Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Forbes.com (September 23, 2013).

    20 Inspirational Quotes...About Taxes, Forbes.com (September 20, 2013).

    Beanie Babies Founder Ty Warner To Pay $53M For Offshore Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (September 18, 2013).

    20 Things Taxpayers Don't Get, Forbes.com (September 17, 2013).

    MJ’s Estate Case A Thriller, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 17, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 17, 2013), p. 5.

    $5 United Tickets? Priceless, But IRS Still Gets A Piece, Forbes.com (September 14, 2013).

    Key Way To Win Powerball JackpotNow Swollen To $400M, Forbes.com (September 14, 2013).

    Everything's Big In Texas But TaxesOnline Tool Compares Yours State-By-State, Forbes.com (September 13, 2013).

    Many Tax Liens Are Wrong In DC, But How About IRS?, Forbes.com (September 12, 2013).

    Weiner, Taxes And The State Of California, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 9, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 9, 2013), p. 6.

    Donald Trump Franchise Adds IRS ApprenticeYou're Fired IRS!, Forbes.com (September 7, 2013).

    Not Even Sex With Femme Fatale IRS Agent Could Help This Tax Audit, Forbes.com (September 5, 2013).

    New DOJ Marijuana Policy Won't Fly With IRS, Forbes.com (September 4, 2013).

    Breaking Down the IRS’s New Marriage Position, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 3, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 3, 2013), p. 7.

    For Whom the Statute Tolls, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 140, No. 10, Tax Notes (September 2, 2013), p. 1035.

    Amazon Picks Supreme Court Tax Fight Over New York, But Collects In Virginia, Georgia, 10 Others, Forbes.com (August 31, 2013).

    Every American With Money AbroadAnywhere AbroadIs Impacted By Massive Bank Deal, Forbes.com (August 31, 2013).

    Rogue Tax Collectors? How About One Who Skimmed $1.3M, Forbes.com (August 30, 2013).

    Tax Opinion Just Might Make Or Break The Case, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 30, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 30, 2013), p. 6.

    IRS Rules All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Count Now—Even Retroactively, Forbes.com (August 29, 2013).

    U.S. And Swiss Reach Deal On Evaders—More Guilty Pleas Over Offshore Accounts, Forbes.com (August 29, 2013).

    Lance Armstrong Payback For Sunday Times 'Libel' That Wasn't, Forbes.com (August 27, 2013).

    IRS FATCA Videos? Less Fun Than IRS Dancing And Star Trek, Forbes.com (August 27, 2013).

    Latest IRS Targeting Scandal May Hit Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 26, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 26, 2013), p. 5.

    SAC Indictment Could Have Silver Lining, Forbes.com (August 26, 2013).

    What's Good About A $105,000 Parking Ticket? Fixing It For $4,500, Forbes.com (August 24, 2013).

    Tax Lessons From The Farmers' Market, Forbes.com (August 23, 2013).

    FATCA Registration Goes Online, Forbes.com (August 23, 2013).

    Amazon No Longer Tax-Free: 10 Surprising Facts As Giant Loses Ground, Forbes.com (August 22, 2013).

    Ted Cruz, Birthers And Americans All: Is It Unpatriotic To Say Sayonara Uncle Sam?, Forbes.com (August 21, 2013).

    Gay Or Straight, Married Filing Jointly May Not Be Such A Good Deal, Forbes.com (August 21, 2013).

    Forget Carried Interests—Private Equity Firms Face Union Pension Liabilities, Forbes.com (August 20, 2013).

    Foreign Bank Accounts, IRS, FinCEN & Catch-22, Forbes.com (August 20, 2013).

    Private Equity Firms May Need To Ratchet Up ‘Passiveness’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 20, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 20, 2013), p. 5.

    Duck Dynasty Tax Tips, Forbes.com (August 17, 2013).

    Lawyers Debate Best Ways To Sell Marijuana—No Joke, Forbes.com (August 16, 2013).

    5 Steps To Keep The IRS Out Of Your Hair, Forbes.com (August 15, 2013).

    Listen In On IRS 'Extra Scrutiny' Recordings, Forbes.com (August 13, 2013).

    Thousands Leave U.S. Over Taxes—5 Rules If You're Tempted, Forbes.com (August 12, 2013).

    Corporations, Elections And Buy-Sells, Oh My, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 12, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 12, 2013), p. 5.

    IRS Targets Thousands Of Small Businesses For Extra Scrutiny, Forbes.com (August 11, 2013).

    Worse Than Paying Taxes? Paying Someone Else's—And IRS Can Make You Do It, Forbes.com (August 10, 2013).

    If Weiner Can Make It In New York, He Can Make It Anywhere, Forbes.com (August 9, 2013).

    Three Powerball Winners Split $448M, IRS Wins Big Too, Forbes.com (August 8, 2013).

    Bitcoin: Tax Evasion Currency, Forbes.com (August 7, 2013).

    Excuse Me Apple, Google, Starbucks & HP: IRS Wants To Tax Stateless Income, Forbes.com (August 6, 2013).

    IRS As Rebellious Teenager, Forbes.com (August 4, 2013).

    Hate The IRS? You'll Love These Laws, Forbes.com (August 3, 2013).

    Berlusconi Conviction & Jail Upheld, He Issues Video Rant, Forbes.com (August 2, 2013).

    Obama Picks John Koskinen To Revamp IRS As Next Commissioner, Forbes.com (August 1, 2013).

    'Real Housewives' Face Real-Life Indictment—And Not Only On Bravo, Forbes.com (July 30, 2013).

    Will Firms Have To Buy Insurance For Summer Associates?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 30, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 30, 2013), p. 6.

    Dear IRS: That Income? It's Not Mine, Forbes.com (July 29, 2013).

    When the IRS Says a Liquidation Is Not a Liquidation, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 140, No. 5, Tax Notes (July 29, 2013), p. 495.

    Dolce & Gabbana Close Over Conviction—Temporary Or Final?, Forbes.com (July 27, 2013).

    Anthony Weiner Should Send IRS Forms Instead, Forbes.com (July 27, 2013).

    IRS: Collecting Taxes 30 Years After The Fact, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 26, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 26, 2013), p. 6.

    IRS Agent's Oral Contract With Mother-In-Law? Even IRS Won't Buy It, Forbes.com (July 25, 2013).

    IRS Brass Spent $100K Each On Travel, Forbes.com (July 24, 2013).

    Gambling Tips From The IRS? You Bet, Forbes.com (July 24, 2013).

    In Bankrupt Detroit, Happy's Pizza Isn't, Forbes.com (July 23, 2013).

    Phil Mickelson Wins British Open—And California Taxes It, Forbes.com (July 21, 2013).

    6 Estate Planning Lessons From James Gandolfini's Will, Forbes.com (July 20, 2013).

    IRS Inspector Shellacs Oversight Committee About Tea Party Scandal, Forbes.com (July 18, 2013).

    Amid Scandal, IRS Says Banks Can Deduct Foreclosure Costs—But Individuals Still Can't, Forbes.com (July 18, 2013).

    Make Sure Your Social Security Number Isn't In The Wind, Forbes.com (July 17, 2013).

    Appeals Court Rules IRS Can't Tax Some Gambling Winnings, Forbes.com (July 14, 2013).

    U.S. Inks FATCA Tax Deals With 9 Nations, Pursues 80 More During 6 Month Reprieve, Forbes.com (July 13, 2013).

    U.S. Tax System Ranks 94th Out Of 100—Right Below Zimbabwe, Forbes.com (July 12, 2013).

    Congress To IRS 'You Can't Take The Fifth', IRS To Congress 'You Can't Handle The Truth', Forbes.com (July 11, 2013).

    Warren Buffett's Supersized Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (July 9, 2013).

    Swiss Banks Reveal Americans, U.K. Deal Sputters, And Germany Embraces FATCA, Forbes.com (July 9, 2013).

    Dwight Howard Joins Houston Rockets, Rejects Lakers Higher Offer, Forbes.com (July 7, 2013).

    IRS 'Amnesty'...But Prosecuted Anyway?, Forbes.com (July 6, 2013).

    Many IRS Seizures Are Illegal, Government Report Concludes, Forbes.com (July 5, 2013).

    Lawyers Going Pro Se Against The IRS Have Fools For Clients, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 5, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 5, 2013), p. 6.

    Patriotic? After 40 Years Wandering In Tax Havens, IKEA Comes Home, Forbes.com (July 3, 2013).

    Thankfully, Some IRS Tax Assessments Are Too Late, Forbes.com (July 2, 2013).

    Got Severance? Supreme Court May Have To Decide This One, Forbes.com (July 1, 2013).

    Abused By IRS? Get $1,000 Apology PayBut It's Taxed, Forbes.com (June 29, 2013).

    House Committee Votes IRS Official Must Testify Despite Fifth Amendment, Forbes.com (June 28, 2013).

    IRS Using Tax Dollars For Porn, Wine, $100 Lunches?, Forbes.com (June 27, 2013).

    Indictment In Bitcoin Bidding Scheme For Mitt Romney's Tax Returns, Forbes.com (June 27, 2013).

    ‘Wide Latitude’ For What Can Be Deducted As A Medical Expense, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 26, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 26, 2013), p. 5.

    Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage (Divorce Too), Forbes.com (June 26, 2013).

    Will IRS Find Your Small Foreign Bank Account?, Forbes.com (June 25, 2013).

    Should You Lawyer Up Against The IRS? You Bet, Forbes.com (June 25, 2013).

    Helped By WikiLeaks And Julian Assange, Edward Snowden Needs Perry Mason, Forbes.com (June 23, 2013).

    Feds Move To Snuff Out Medical Marijuana, Forbes.com (June 21, 2013).

    Courts Disagree When It Comes To Tolling Tax Statute, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 20, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 20, 2013), p. 4.

    Dolce & Gabbana Get Jail For Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (June 19, 2013).

    G-8 Nations Take On Tax Evasion, Tax Havens And More, Forbes.com (June 19, 2013).

    Bitcoin In IRS Crosshairs, Says Government Report, Forbes.com (June 18, 2013).

    Munro Stipulations: TEFRA Timing Mismatches Remain, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 139, No. 12, Tax Notes (June 17, 2013), p. 1433.

    'Man Of Steel' Wins Big, But So Does IRS, Forbes.com (June 15, 2013).

    IRS Tale of Two Cities, Cincinnati And DC, Forbes.com (June 15, 2013).

    Burn Your Belly Fat Fast But Can You Deduct It?, Forbes.com (June 14, 2013).

    FBARs Must Be Filed And Received By June 30, Forbes.com (June 13, 2013).

    Soccer Star Lionel Messi's Tax Prosecution: Argentina, Barcelona, Now Jail?, Forbes.com (June 12, 2013).

    Expat IRS Tax Filing Deadline Is June 17, Forbes.com (June 12, 2013).

    Living Abroad? Your 'Tax Home' Could Still Be U.S., Forbes.com (June 11, 2013).

    IRS Brass: Did You Order The Code Red?, Forbes.com (June 7, 2013).

    At IRS, What Happens In Vegas Doesn't Stay In Vegas, Forbes.com (June 6, 2013).

    Lavish Expenses Are A No-No, Unless You're The IRS, Forbes.com (June 6, 2013).

    Can IRS Collect 30 Year Old Tax Debt? You Bet, Forbes.com (June 5, 2013).

    French Criminal Tax Probe Of UBS—Talk About Déjà Vu, Forbes.com (June 4, 2013).

    Tax Profiling: Are You An IRS Target?, Forbes.com (June 2, 2013).

    Step Up IRS? IRS Dance Video Even Worse Than Star Trek, Forbes.com (June 1, 2013).

    Tea Party Groups—And Others—Can Beat IRS By Self-Declaring Tax Exemption, Forbes.com (June 1, 2013).

    Swiss Disclosure Deal—'No Secrets Now', Forbes.com (May 31, 2013).

    Apple's Da Vinci Tax Code, Forbes.com (May 30, 2013).

    Just Business Not Personal? IRS May Not Agree, Forbes.com (May 29, 2013).

    Online Liberty Reserve Indicted For $6 Billion In Money Laundering, Forbes.com (May 28, 2013).

    IRS Takes The Fifth, But You Can't, Forbes.com (May 23, 2013).

    Apple: Think Different. Tax Different, Forbes.com (May 22, 2013).

    French Tax Soars Over 100%, Forbes.com (May 21, 2013).

    My Tax Adviser Made Me Do It, Vol. 139, No. 9, Tax Notes (May 27, 2013), p. 1069.

    Mary J. Blige Is Obliged To IRS, Forbes.com (May 21, 2013).

    Downside Of Powerball Lottery Win? Taxes, Forbes.com (May 20, 2013).

    6 Questions Everyone Should Ask The IRS, Forbes.com (May 19, 2013).

    This Summer, Hire Your Kids, Forbes.com (May 17, 2013).

    Angry Obama Says IRS Chief 'Resigned,' Other Heads May Roll, Forbes.com (May 15, 2013).

    Alphabet Stink: DOJ Puts FBI On IRS, But Who's On AP?, Forbes.com (May 15, 2013).

    IRS Targeted 'Tea Party' But Can't Even Use 'Tax Protester' Name, Forbes.com (May 13, 2013).

    PFICs Are Here to Stay—and So Is FATCA, by Robert W. Wood and Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 139, No. 7, Tax Notes (May 13, 2013), p. 805.

    IRS Gives Big Break To Some Offshore Account Holders, Forbes.com (May 12, 2013).

    Beer Brings Dems And Republicans Together, Forbes.com (May 10, 2013).

    Brits, IRS And Aussie's Mount New Joint Offshore Tax Attack, Forbes.com (May 10, 2013).

    Trending Now: Giving Up U.S. Citizenship, Forbes.com (May 9, 2013).

    Mother's Day? Son Claims $1.2M Tax Write-Off For Helping Mom, Forbes.com (May 8, 2013).

    Senate Passes Online Sales Tax 69-27 But You Can Avoid It For Now, Forbes.com (May 7, 2013).

    Lauryn Hill Jail Time—What's A Fair Tax Sentence?, Forbes.com (May 7, 2013).

    Sorry Bitcoin, IRS Gets Reports, Forbes.com (May 5, 2013).

    Six Rules About Betting On The Kentucky Derby, Forbes.com (May 3, 2013).

    IRS Takes A Bite Out Of Bitcoin, Forbes.com (May 2, 2013).

    Wells Fargo Hit With IRS Summons For Tax Haven Account Data, Forbes.com (April 30, 2013).

    Despite Offshore Haul, IRS Hunts Quiet Disclosures, First Time FBARs, Forbes.com (April 29, 2013).

    Fixing Intuit's Putt-Putt TurboTax Earnings? Tim Geithner Or Wesley Snipes, Forbes.com (April 28, 2013).

    Forget Wesley Snipes—Judge Gives '5 Second Probation' In $21M Tax Case, Forbes.com (April 27, 2013).

    Harvard Law School Offers 'Tax Planning For Marijuana Dealers'—No Joke, Forbes.com (April 25, 2013).

    10 Remarkable Facts About Online Sales Tax, Forbes.com (April 24, 2013).

    Amazon Sales Tax Everywhere Very Close Now, Forbes.com (April 23, 2013).

    With Key Vote Looming In Senate, Click And Pay Internet Sales Tax Is Here, Forbes.com (April 22, 2013).

    On National Weed Or Cannabis Day, Time To Go To The Mattresses, Forbes.com (April 20, 2013).

    As U.S. Settlement For 300 Swiss Banks Dawns, Prosecution Risks Remain, Forbes.com (April 19, 2013).

    Taxes Filed—But Is Your Return Safe From Audit?, Forbes.com (April 16, 2013).

    Poems in Honor of Tax Day, Vol. 139, No. 3, Tax Notes (April 15, 2013), p. 332.

    Internet Sales Tax Held Constitutional, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2013), p. 7.

    Do Not Ignore Latest IRS Offshore Account Amnesty, Issue 1, Business Law News, The State Bar of California (2013) p. 52.

    Not Ready To File Taxes? Extensions Are Better Anyway!, Forbes.com (April 14, 2013).

    Tax Day Vote: Should Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Be Fired?, Forbes.com (April 13, 2013).

    California Lottery Believes In Powerball—Despite Odds And Taxes, Forbes.com (April 12, 2013).

    Offshore Account Leak Of ‘Epic Proportions’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 12, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 12, 2013), p. 6.

    Five Must-Do Steps Before Filing Your Taxes, Forbes.com (April 11, 2013).

    Tax Avoidance Dos And Don’ts (Mostly Don'ts), Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 10, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 10, 2013), p. 6.

    Claiming This Deduction Invites IRS Audit, Forbes.com (April 10, 2013).

    Don't Cry For Zuckerberg's $1B Tax Bill—Facebook Deducted It, Forbes.com (April 8, 2013).

    Tax Day Comfort—Shakespeare Was A Tax Cheat, Forbes.com (April 6, 2013).

    Wesley Snipes Freed—Tax Lessons Remain, Forbes.com (April 5, 2013).

    Offshore Finance Leak Exposes Millions Stashing Money, Maybe You Too?, Forbes.com (April 4, 2013).

    Dallas QB Tony Romo Collects Top Pay In NFL—After Tax, Forbes.com (April 4, 2013).

    Is Being Barred From Filing Taxes Punishment Or Prize?, Forbes.com (April 3, 2013).

    Not Even Probation For Stephen Baldwin's Tax Evasion, Jail For Wesley Snipes, Forbes.com (April 2, 2013).

    ConEd Gives IRS Last Laugh in SILOs and LILOs, Vol. 139, No. 1, Tax Notes (April 1, 2013), p. 79.

    A Lannister Always Pays His Debts (Or IRS Would Tax Them), Forbes.com (April 1, 2013).

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About IRS Audits, Vol. 49, No. 8, Arizona Attorney (April 2013) p. 38.

    Court Rules Internet Sales Tax Constitutional So Get Ready To Click And Pay, Forbes.com (March 31, 2013).

    IRS Problems That Land Even Jailers In Jail, Forbes.com (March 29, 2013).

    Right To Divorce? Just As Important As Right To Marry (No Kidding), Forbes.com (March 27, 2013).

    Who Pays What, Who Doesn’t Pay, And How Do You Fit In?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 27, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 27, 2013), p. 5.

    Medical Marijuana Goes Even More Corporate, Forbes.com (March 26, 2013).

    Lawyers Beware Home Office Deductions, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 25, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 25, 2013), p. 5.

    13 Surprising Facts About Your Taxes, Forbes.com (March 24, 2013).

    Online Sales Tax Inevitable, Senate Passes Marketplace Fairness Act, Forbes.com (March 23, 2013).

    Congress Probes IRS Tax Dollars Spent Making Star Trek Video, Forbes.com (March 21, 2013).

    On April 15, File Your 1040 Or An Extension?, Forbes.com (March 21, 2013).

    Cyprus Needs A Tax Check-off Like Presidential Campaign Fund, Forbes.com (March 20, 2013).

    Tax Lessons From Fighter Nick Diaz, Forbes.com (March 19, 2013).

    When Doing Business In Canada, Taxes Matter, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 18, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 18, 2013), p. 7.

    SEC's $600M Slap To Steve Cohen's SAC Fund Not Bad After Taxes, Forbes.com (March 17, 2013).

    Can Israelis Still Get IRS Amnesty?, Forbes.com (March 16, 2013).

    When Work At Home Yields Tax Deductions, Forbes.com (March 16, 2013).

    Got Deferred Compensation? Beware Section 409A, Forbes.com (March 15, 2013).

    Tax Refund Too Good To Be True? Don't Spend It, Forbes.com (March 14, 2013).

    Dude, Can Marijuana Beat The Tax Man?, Forbes.com (March 13, 2013).

    Why Every American Should Worry About Bank Record Subpoenas, Forbes.com (March 11, 2013).

    Missing Tax Data? Get A Free IRS Transcript To Untangle The Mess, Forbes.com (March 10, 2013).

    You Owe Taxes? So Do IRS Employees, Forbes.com (March 10, 2013).

    After FATCA, Swiss Government Tackles Money Laundering Too, Forbes.com (March 9, 2013).

    Florida Isn't Futile For Phil Mickelson, Forbes.com (March 8, 2013).

    Texas Is the New California, Forbes.com (March 6, 2013).

    New 'Tax Residence' Means Moving (Just Ask Gerard Depardieu), Forbes.com (March 5, 2013).

    Swiss Bank's Tax Evasion Sentence Is Really Death, Forbes.com (March 5, 2013).

    Killing Golden Goose, California Taxes Capital Gains As Ordinary Income, Forbes.com (March 2, 2013).

    Ernst & Young's $123M Non-Prosecution Agreement Over Tax Shelters: Priceless, Forbes.com (March 1, 2013).

    Dow Chemical's $1 Billion Tax Shelter Stinks, Says Court, Forbes.com (February 27, 2013).

    The Minimum Tax Is Like Jumbo Shrimp, Forbes.com (February 25, 2013).

    Keep Track Of Your Purchases, Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 25, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 25, 2013), p. 7.

    Oscar Glitter, Deal-making Backstory, Forbes.com (February 24, 2013).

    Oscar Night Gifts And Seth MacFarlane, Forbes.com (February 23, 2013).

    No Gays In Boy Scouts? No Tax Exemption Either, Forbes.com (February 21, 2013).

    Jesse Jackson Guilty, But Isn't Depression A Defense?, Forbes.com (February 21, 2013).

    Good Neighbor? Even State Farm May Move For Tax Reasons, Forbes.com (February 20, 2013).

    Tax Increases? Why Facebook's Billion Dollar Income Isn't Taxed (At All) By IRS, Forbes.com (February 19, 2013).

    Mickelson's Law: Tax Moves Aren't Myths, Forbes.com (February 18, 2013).

    FATCA Blues? Opt Out of IRS Offshore Program, Forbes.com (February 17, 2013).

    Amazon v. eBay ‘Fairness’ Battle Will Make You Pay Tax, Forbes.com (February 16, 2013).

    US And Switzerland Sign New FATCA Agreement, Forbes.com (February 14, 2013).

    Wesley Snipes’ Tips On Tax Charges For 49er Bubba Paris, Forbes.com (February 13, 2013).

    Tax Alamo: California And Texas Compete For Residents, Forbes.com (February 13, 2013).

    Grammy Goodies Taxable To Celebs, Forbes.com (February 11, 2013).

    Does When You File Your 1040 Affect Your Audit Risk?, Forbes.com (February 11, 2013).

    Sneaker Taxes, Really? What Will They Tax Next?, Forbes.com (February 10, 2013).

    Higher Tax Rates Don’t Always Mean Higher Collections, Forbes.com (February 9, 2013).

    IRS Drone Strike: Form 1099, Forbes.com (February 8, 2013).

    Who Decides What’s A ‘Loan’ And What’s Taxable? The IRS, Forbes.com (February 8, 2013).

    Three Simple Rules To Stay Off IRS Radar, Forbes.com (February 6, 2013).

    California’s Reverse Gold Rush? Tax Exodus, Forbes.com (February 5, 2013).

    Credit Cards, Law Firms And The IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 4, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 4, 2013), p. 7.

    Beyoncé Super Bowl Show Far From ‘Free’, Forbes.com (February 4, 2013).

    Colin Kaepernick Trademarks ‘Kaepernicking’ But What’s It Worth?, Forbes.com (February 3, 2013).

    Legal Offshore Tax Planning? Yes, It Sounds Discriminatory, Forbes.com (February 2, 2013).

    How To Fix Mistakes On Form 1099, Forbes.com (January 31, 2013).

    Didn’t Receive A Form 1099? Don’t Ask, Forbes.com (January 30, 2013).

    Buyer’s Remorse? How About Year-End Gift Remorse!, Forbes.com (January 29, 2013).

    Judge Gives IRS Access To More Accounts At UBS And Wegelin, Forbes.com (January 29, 2013).

    State Law and Tax Treatment of Personal Goodwill, Part 2, by Robert W. Wood and Brian L. Beck, Vol. 138, No. 4, Tax Notes (January 28, 2013), p. 483.

    Sales Tax? Amazon Fights IRS Too, Forbes.com (January 28, 2013).

    More Time Allowed For Some FBAR Filers, Forbes.com (January 27, 2013).

    We Need Don Corleone, Rodney King And Mr. Rogers, Forbes.com (January 27, 2013).

    1099 Or W-2? Giving Or Receiving, Be Careful, Forbes.com (January 25, 2013).

    Swiss Tina Turner Giving Up U.S. Passport, Forbes.com (January 25, 2013).

    Shhh, Home Office And Other IRS Audit Trigger Secrets, Forbes.com (January 25, 2013).

    Tiger Woods Moved Too, Says Mickelson Was Right About Taxes, Forbes.com (January 23, 2013).

    Nicolas Sarkozy And Carla Bruni To Flee 75% Tax Like Gerard Depardieu, Forbes.com (January 23, 2013).

    Deductible? Really? Most Taxpayers Flub Donation Reporting, Forbes.com (January 22, 2013).

    Guess Who Just Defriended IRS Amnesty?, Forbes.com (January 22, 2013).

    Subpoena For Tax Documents Enforced Despite Protections, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 22, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 22, 2013), p. 4.

    Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Not Alone In Fleeing Taxes, Forbes.com (January 21, 2013).

    Court Holds IRS Can Get Key Tax Records Even Held by Your Lawyer, Forbes.com (January 21, 2013).

    Cell Block Taxes: Who Regulates Taxes From Prison?, Forbes.com (January 20, 2013).

    IRS Implements FATCA, Ramps Up Tax Evasion Battle, Forbes.com (January 19, 2013).

    Lance Armstrong, Oprah And The Multimillion Dollar ‘Confession’, Forbes.com (January 17, 2013).

    Fleeing California Taxes? Get In Line, Forbes.com (January 16, 2013).

    Sin Taxes Just Need Another Name, Forbes.com (January 15, 2013).

    Zuckerberg’s Facebook Stock Donations, Forbes.com (January 14, 2013).

    State Law and Tax Treatment of Personal Goodwill, Part 1, by Robert W. Wood and Brian L. Beck, Vol. 138, No. 2, Tax Notes (January 14, 2013), p. 231.

    Dear Treasury Secretary Lew: Please Print, Forbes.com (January 13, 2013).

    Ensure Your Tax Return Does Not Stick Out Of The Pile, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 11, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 11, 2013), p. 6.

    Filing Your Taxes? 4 Key Facts About IRS Form 1099, Forbes.com (January 11, 2013).

    New Treasury Secretary Lew To Change His Loopy Signature: Should You Too?, Forbes.com (January 10, 2013).

    How To Avoid Being Audited, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 9, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 9, 2013), p. 7.

    Swiss Bank’s Demise: Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?, Forbes.com (January 9, 2013).

    Florida Widow Guilty + $21M Penalty For Inherited Swiss + Liechtenstein Accounts, Forbes.com (January 8, 2013).

    IRS Will Start Processing 2012 Tax Returns January 30, 2013, Forbes.com (January 8, 2013).

    Putin’s Tax Ploy: Give Us Your Wealthy, Your Actors, Your Fed-up, Forbes.com (January 7, 2013).

    Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore’s Al Jazeera Current TV Deal, Forbes.com (January 6, 2013).

    Hate Taxes? 12 More Quotes You'll Love, Forbes.com (January 5, 2013).

    FATCA Cliff: Tax Evasion Guilty Plea And Death For Oldest Swiss Bank, Forbes.com (January 3, 2013).

    Fiscal Cliff, Dairy Cliff, What About The Payroll Tax Cliff?, Forbes.com (January 2, 2013).

    It Passed: Five Things Everyone Should Know About The Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal, Forbes.com (January 1, 2013).

     

     

     

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    Savvy New Year's Resolutions IRS Hopes You Won't Keep, Forbes.com (December 31, 2013).

    Top French Court Upholds 75% Tax While Footballers Eye Exit, Forbes.com (December 30, 2013).

    Real Wolf Of Wall Street's Sweet Pay Deal, Forbes.com (December 29, 2013).

    Drug Dealer Can't Deduct MBA, Forbes.com (December 28, 2013).

    3 Year-End Steps That Pay Off Big, Forbes.com (December 26, 2013).

    Duck Dynasty's Cracker Barrel PR? Talk Taxes, Forbes.com (December 22, 2013).

    Jack Dorsey's 10% $100M+ Square Stock Give-Back Isn't About Taxes, Forbes.com (December 20, 2013).

    Mark Zuckerberg's $2 Billion Tax Bill Double Last Year, Higher Than Most Billionaries, Forbes.com (December 20, 2013).

    Worldwide, Banks Make Xmas Gift To IRS: American Account Holders, Forbes.com (December 20, 2013).

    $636 Million Lottery Winners In California & Georgia While $40M Winner Gives It All Away, Forbes.com (December 18, 2013).

    What's The FBAR Statute Of Limitations?, Forbes.com (December 17, 2013).

    7 Sins With Bank Accounts? FATCA Makes Them Deadly, Forbes.com (December 15, 2013).

    Manny Pacquiao Boxing IRS: Think Dionne Warwick, Not Willie Nelson, Forbes.com (December 14, 2013).

    Swiss Banks Disclosure Of Americans, Many More Expected By End Of Year, Forbes.com (December 11, 2013).

    Jilted Fiancée Sues, And Wins, Forbes.com (December 8, 2013).

    Bitcoin Grows Up But That Means FBAR Filings, Forbes.com (December 6, 2013).

    Compare 2014 v. 2013 IRS Tax Rates Before It's Too Late, Forbes.com (December 5, 2013).

    What To Say When (Not If) Your Offshore Bank Asks, 'Are You Compliant With IRS?', Forbes.com (December 4, 2013).

    Loans Aren't Taxable Income, But Convincing IRS Of Loan Status Is Priceless, Forbes.com (December 3, 2013).

    Attention Online Shoppers: No Tax In Aisle 3—Supreme Court Turns Down Amazon, Forbes.com (December 2, 2013).

    Bitcoin's $13.50 To $1,200 Eleven Month Climb—Now Taxes, Forbes.com (December 2, 2013).

    Heroin Dealers Can Deduct Samples On Their Taxes, But Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can't Deduct Rent?, Forbes.com (December 1, 2013).

    Surprise! Biggest Winner Of Black Friday Money Haul, Forbes.com (November 29, 2013).

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao: 'I Am Not A Criminal Or A Thief', Forbes.com (November 29, 2013).

    Caymans & Costa Rica Sign U.S. Tax Evasion Pact—FATCA Gets Even Fatter, Forbes.com (November 29, 2013).

    Hidden Tax Hit On Black Friday, Cyber Monday Bargains, Forbes.com (November 27, 2013).

    Cuomo Warns New Yorkers Of Tricky Tax Scam, Forbes.com (November 26, 2013).

    $100M Verdict Against Grant Thornton Shows Why Clients Sue Advisers, Forbes.com (November 26, 2013).

    Avoid Black Friday Lines—And Sales Tax—Online, Forbes.com (November 24, 2013).

    JFK Said These Very Wise Words, Forbes.com (November 23, 2013).

    Lawsuits Over Higher Taxes? They're No Joke, Forbes.com (November 22, 2013).

    Do You Want A 1099 Or A W-2?, Forbes.com (November 21, 2013).

    Forget Grain: Worry About What Taxes Are Doing To Your Brain, Forbes.com (November 19, 2013).

    Feds And New York State Jointly Target 'Independent Contractor' Misclassification, Forbes.com (November 19, 2013).

    Bitcoin Tax Tips For Congress And Everyone Else, Forbes.com (November 18, 2013).

    Tax Excuses To Avoid Penalties, Or Even Jail, Forbes.com (November 17, 2013).

    U.S. Citizens Renouncing Skyrocket—The Tina Turner Effect, Forbes.com (November 15, 2013).

    Italy Claims Apple Is A Tax Cheat—Dolce & Gabbana Look Happy, Forbes.com (November 15, 2013).

    How Identity Thieves Got $12M Of $65M Refund Claims Before Being Caught, Forbes.com (November 14, 2013).

    Tina Turner Gives Up U.S. Citizenship—Big FATCA Wheel Keep On Turnin', Forbes.com (November 13, 2013).

    IRS Issues John Doe Summonses To Citibank, Chase, BoA, Mellon, HSBC—Tax Prosecutions Coming, Forbes.com (November 13, 2013).

    Nazi Art Loot Grows As Tax Hungry Germany Promises List, Forbes.com (November 12, 2013).

    'Independent' Contractors—And Many That Aren't—Shape Work Today, Forbes.com (November 11, 2013).

    Lawyer For NFL Players Sidelined Permanently...True Chicago Style?, Forbes.com (November 9, 2013).

    Bitcoin Soars While Liberty Reserve Draws Guilty Plea, Forbes.com (November 8, 2013).

    Twitter IPO Tax Tips Worth Tweeting, Forbes.com (November 7, 2013).

    Dog The IRS Bounty Hunter? Private Tax Collectors Are Coming, Forbes.com (November 6, 2013).

    Ex-Con Returns IRS Refund Check Mistake—Only $12B More To Collect, Forbes.com (November 5, 2013).

    SAC Capital Pleads Guilty With $1.8B Fine—And How Could It Impact JP Morgan, Forbes.com (November 4, 2013).

    Found Nazi Art Valued At $1B Is Worth How Much After Tax?, Forbes.com (November 3, 2013).

    Moving States To Beat The Tax Man?, Forbes.com (November 1, 2013).

    How To Maximize Your 2013 Deductions, Forbes.com (November 1, 2013).

    What's FATCA? Global Banking Meets NSA But Reports To IRS, Forbes.com (October 31, 2013).

    Mexico's Coca-Cola Tax Beats Bloomberg's New York Big Soda Ban, Forbes.com (October 29, 2013).

    QuickBooks Solves Tax Audits; QuickBooks Ruins Tax Audits, Forbes.com (October 28, 2013).

    Bike Share Programs Are Not Tax-Free, Says The IRS, Forbes.com (October 26, 2013).

    IRS Pays Billions In Bogus Refunds—But Legit Refunds Still Get Audited, Forbes.com (October 25, 2013).

    Sophia Loren Jailed In 1974 Tax Evasion, Finally Wins Case, Forbes.com (October 24, 2013).

    Dog Earns MBA—But Can He Deduct It On His Taxes?, Forbes.com (October 23, 2013). Reprinted in Chicago Tribune (October 24, 2013).

    Beware Global IRS Reach—And Very Long Memory, Forbes.com (October 23, 2013).

    JP Morgan Chase's $13B Settlement—And Whale-Sized Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (October 22, 2013).

    Twitter Follows Apple, Google And Facebook To Irish Holy Grail, Forbes.com (October 20, 2013).

    Despite Legal Marijuana Rules In 20 States Feds Won't Play Ball, Forbes.com (October 19, 2013).

    Swiss Bank Frey To Close Over IRS Investigation, Forbes.com (October 17, 2013).

    Sex As A Religion? Ask The IRS, Forbes.com (October 16, 2013).

    Virgin Expat? Sir Richard Branson Leaves UK, Forbes.com (October 14, 2013).

    How Far Back Can IRS Claim Tax Evasion Or Fraud? Timing Is Everything, Forbes.com (October 13, 2013).

    Take Heart, Some People Face Taxes Even More Bizarre Than Yours, Forbes.com (October 12, 2013).

    Vatican Flubs Coin With Jesus And Tax Collector, Forbes.com (October 11, 2013).

    SEC Clears Apple Taxes—SEC Thinks Different Too, Forbes.com (October 10, 2013).

    Government Shutdown, No Taxes, Raps Nelly—And He's Right, Forbes.com (October 9, 2013).

    About Face! California Passes Retroactive Small Business Stock Tax Break, Forbes.com (October 8, 2013).

    Better Call Saul? Beware Legal Fee Rules, Forbes.com (October 6, 2013).

    Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown—IRS Wins Big, Forbes.com (October 5, 2013).

    Should You Opt Out Of IRS Offshore Amnesty?, Forbes.com (October 4, 2013). Reprinted in Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting, BNA.com (November 5, 2013).

    Got Severance Pay? Supreme Court Will Decide How It's Taxed, Forbes.com (October 2, 2013).

    How Far Would You Go To Save Tax Dollars? You'd Be Surprised, Forbes.com (October 1, 2013).

    Grassley Blows Whistle On IRS Whistleblower Program, Forbes.com (September 30, 2013).

    Breaking Bad's Tax Problems, Forbes.com (September 29, 2013).

    Avoiding Obamacare With Independent Contractors, Forbes.com (September 27, 2013).

    10 Tax Commandments...To Keep IRS Away, Forbes.com (September 26, 2013).

    Bono Apes Mitt Romney On U2 Taxes, Forbes.com (September 25, 2013).

    FATCA's Bleak Choices For Accounts, Income, Disclosure, Forbes.com (September 24, 2013).

    With California Taxes...Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Forbes.com (September 23, 2013).

    BB&T STARS Tax Shelter Loss Costs $660M Plus $112M Penalty, Forbes.com (September 21, 2013).

    20 Inspirational Quotes...About Taxes, Forbes.com (September 20, 2013).

    Beanie Babies Founder Ty Warner To Pay $53M For Offshore Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (September 18, 2013).

    JP Morgan's Whale-Sized Tax Deduction In $800M London Whale Settlement, Forbes.com (September 18, 2013).

    20 Things Taxpayers Don't Get, Forbes.com (September 17, 2013).

    $5 United Tickets? Priceless, But IRS Still Gets A Piece, Forbes.com (September 14, 2013).

    Key Way To Win Powerball Jackpot—Now Swollen To $400M, Forbes.com (September 14, 2013).

    Everything's Big In Texas But Taxes—Online Tool Compares Yours State-By-State, Forbes.com (September 13, 2013).

    Many Tax Liens Are Wrong In DC, But How About IRS?, Forbes.com (September 12, 2013).

    Can Interns Who Agreed To Work For Free Sue For Wages?, Forbes.com (September 9, 2013).

    Donald Trump Franchise Adds IRS Apprentice—You're Fired IRS!, Forbes.com (September 7, 2013).

    $32M Domino's Delivery Verdict Says You Should Know Who's Delivering Your Pizza, Forbes.com (September 6, 2013).

    Not Even Sex With Femme Fatale IRS Agent Could Help This Tax Audit, Forbes.com (September 5, 2013).

    New DOJ Marijuana Policy Won't Fly With IRS, Forbes.com (September 4, 2013).

    SEC Wants You To Admit Wrongdoing—And It Will Cost You, Forbes.com (September 3, 2013).

    Amazon Picks Supreme Court Tax Fight Over New York, But Collects In Virginia, Georgia, 10 Others, Forbes.com (August 31, 2013).

    Every American With Money Abroad—Anywhere Abroad—Is Impacted By Massive Bank Deal, Forbes.com (August 31, 2013).

    Rogue Tax Collectors? How About One Who Skimmed $1.3M, Forbes.com (August 30, 2013).

    IRS Rules All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Count Now—Even Retroactively, Forbes.com (August 29, 2013).

    U.S. And Swiss Reach Deal On Evaders—More Guilty Pleas Over Offshore Accounts, Forbes.com (August 29, 2013).

    CEO Held Liable For CFO's Embezzlement, Forbes.com (August 28, 2013).

    Lance Armstrong Payback For Sunday Times 'Libel' That Wasn't, Forbes.com (August 27, 2013).

    IRS FATCA Videos? Less Fun Than IRS Dancing And Star Trek, Forbes.com (August 27, 2013).

    SAC Indictment Could Have Silver Lining, Forbes.com (August 26, 2013).

    What's Good About A $105,000 Parking Ticket? Fixing It For $4,500, Forbes.com (August 24, 2013).

    Tax Lessons From The Farmers' Market, Forbes.com (August 23, 2013).

    FATCA Registration Goes Online, Forbes.com (August 23, 2013).

    Amazon No Longer Tax-Free: 10 Surprising Facts As Giant Loses Ground, Forbes.com (August 22, 2013).

    Ted Cruz, Birthers And Americans All: Is It Unpatriotic To Say Sayonara Uncle Sam?, Forbes.com (August 21, 2013).

    Gay Or Straight, Married Filing Jointly May Not Be Such A Good Deal, Forbes.com (August 21, 2013).

    Forget Carried InterestsPrivate Equity Firms Face Union Pension Liabilities, Forbes.com (August 20, 2013).

    Foreign Bank Accounts, IRS, FinCEN & Catch-22, Forbes.com (August 20, 2013).

    Duck Dynasty Tax Tips, Forbes.com (August 17, 2013).

    Lawyers Debate Best Ways To Sell MarijuanaNo Joke, Forbes.com (August 16, 2013).

    5 Steps To Keep The IRS Out Of Your Hair, Forbes.com (August 15, 2013).

    If 30% Of Pay Is Benefits, What About Independent Contractors?, Forbes.com (August 14, 2013).

    Listen In On IRS 'Extra Scrutiny' Recordings, Forbes.com (August 13, 2013).

    Thousands Leave U.S. Over Taxes—5 Rules If You're Tempted, Forbes.com (August 12, 2013).

    IRS Targets Thousands Of Small Businesses For Extra Scrutiny, Forbes.com (August 11, 2013).

    Worse Than Paying Taxes? Paying Someone Else's—And IRS Can Make You Do It, Forbes.com (August 10, 2013).

    If Weiner Can Make It In New York, He Can Make It Anywhere, Forbes.com (August 9, 2013).

    Three Powerball Winners Split $448M, IRS Wins Big Too, Forbes.com (August 8, 2013).

    Bitcoin: Tax Evasion Currency, Forbes.com (August 7, 2013).

    Excuse Me Apple, Google, Starbucks & H-P: IRS Wants To Tax Stateless Income, Forbes.com (August 6, 2013).

    IRS As Rebellious Teenager, Forbes.com (August 4, 2013).

    Hate The IRS? You'll Love These Laws, Forbes.com (August 3, 2013).

    Berlusconi Conviction & Jail Upheld, He Issues Video Rant, Forbes.com (August 2, 2013).

    Obama Picks John Koskinen To Revamp IRS As Next Commissioner, Forbes.com (August 1, 2013).

    Student Detained 5 Days Without Food Or Water By DEA Settles For $4.1M, Forbes.com (August 1, 2013).

    Liechtenstein Bank Pays $23.8M To IRS For Helping Americans Evade Taxes, Forbes.com (July 31, 2013).

    IRS Inspector Urges Crackdown On Mislabeling 'Independent Contractors', Forbes.com (July 30, 2013).

    'Real Housewives' Face Real-Life Indictment—And Not Only On Bravo, Forbes.com (July 30, 2013).

    Dear IRS: That Income? It's Not Mine, Forbes.com (July 29, 2013).

    Dolce & Gabbana Close Over Conviction—Temporary Or Final?, Forbes.com (July 27, 2013).

    Anthony Weiner Should Send IRS Forms Instead, Forbes.com (July 27, 2013).

    IRS Agent's Oral Contract With Mother-In-Law? Even IRS Won't Buy It, Forbes.com (July 25, 2013).

    IRS Brass Spent $100K Each On Travel, Forbes.com (July 24, 2013).

    Gambling Tips From The IRS? You Bet, Forbes.com (July 24, 2013).

    In Bankrupt Detroit, Happy's Pizza Isn't, Forbes.com (July 23, 2013).

    Phil Mickelson Wins British Open—And California Taxes It, Forbes.com (July 21, 2013).

    6 Estate Planning Lessons From James Gandolfini's Will, Forbes.com (July 20, 2013).

    Penn State's $60M Abuse Settlement Won't Erase Sandusky Name, Forbes.com (July 19, 2013).

    IRS Inspector Shellacs Oversight Committee About Tea Party Scandal, Forbes.com (July 18, 2013).

    Amid Scandal, IRS Says Banks Can Deduct Foreclosure Costs—But Individuals Still Can't, Forbes.com (July 18, 2013).

    Make Sure Your Social Security Number Isn't In The Wind, Forbes.com (July 17, 2013).

    How 'Painful' Is PG&E's $2.25B Fine For San Bruno Pipeline Explosion? $900M Tax Savings, Forbes.com (July 16, 2013).

    Appeals Court Rules IRS Can't Tax Some Gambling Winnings, Forbes.com (July 14, 2013).

    U.S. Inks FATCA Tax Deals With 9 Nations, Pursues 80 More During 6 Month Reprieve, Forbes.com (July 13, 2013).

    U.S. Tax System Ranks 94th Out Of 100—Right Below Zimbabwe, Forbes.com (July 12, 2013).

    Congress To IRS 'You Can't Take The Fifth', IRS To Congress 'You Can't Handle The Truth', Forbes.com (July 11, 2013).

    Asiana 777 Crash At SFO Goes To Lawyers, Forbes.com (July 10, 2013).

    Warren Buffett's Supersized Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (July 9, 2013).

    Swiss Banks Reveal Americans, U.K. Deal Sputters, And Germany Embraces FATCA, Forbes.com (July 9, 2013).

    Dwight Howard Joins Houston Rockets, Rejects Lakers Higher Offer, Forbes.com (July 7, 2013).

    IRS 'Amnesty'...But Prosecuted Anyway?, Forbes.com (July 6, 2013).

    Many IRS Seizures Are Illegal, Government Report Concludes, Forbes.com (July 5, 2013).

    Patriotic? After 40 Years Wandering In Tax Havens, IKEA Comes Home, Forbes.com (July 3, 2013).

    Who's Paying For Citigroup's $968M Fannie Mae Settlement? You Are, Forbes.com (July 3, 2013).

    Thankfully, Some IRS Tax Assessments Are Too Late, Forbes.com (July 2, 2013).

    Got Severance? Supreme Court May Have To Decide This One, Forbes.com (July 1, 2013).

    Abused By IRS? Get $1,000 Apology PayBut It's Taxed, Forbes.com (June 29, 2013).

    House Committee Votes IRS Official Must Testify Despite Fifth Amendment, Forbes.com (June 28, 2013).

    Soccer Star Lionel Messi's €15 Million Tax Deal Avoiding Criminal Charges? On, Then Off, Forbes.com (June 28, 2013).

    IRS Using Tax Dollars For Porn, Wine, $100 Lunches?, Forbes.com (June 27, 2013).

    Indictment In Bitcoin Bidding Scheme For Mitt Romney's Tax Returns, Forbes.com (June 27, 2013).

    Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage (Divorce Too), Forbes.com (June 26, 2013).

    Patriots Aaron Hernandez Arrested For Murder And Fired, Racks Up Legal Bills, Forbes.com (June 26, 2013).

    Will IRS Find Your Small Foreign Bank Account?, Forbes.com (June 25, 2013).

    Should You Lawyer Up Against The IRS? You Bet, Forbes.com (June 25, 2013).

    Helped By WikiLeaks And Julian Assange, Edward Snowden Needs Perry Mason, Forbes.com (June 23, 2013).

    Lionel Messi Tax Fraud Case Should Settle, Forbes.com (June 22, 2013).

    Feds Move To Snuff Out Medical Marijuana, Forbes.com (June 21, 2013).

    Dolce & Gabbana Get Jail For Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (June 19, 2013).

    G-8 Nations Take On Tax Evasion, Tax Havens And More, Forbes.com (June 19, 2013).

    Bitcoin In IRS Crosshairs, Says Government Report, Forbes.com (June 18, 2013).

    'Man Of Steel' Wins Big, But So Does IRS, Forbes.com (June 15, 2013).

    IRS Tale of Two Cities, Cincinnati And DC, Forbes.com (June 15, 2013).

    Burn Your Belly Fat Fast But Can You Deduct It?, Forbes.com (June 14, 2013).

    FBARs Must Be Filed And Received By June 30, Forbes.com (June 13, 2013).

    Soccer Star Lionel Messi's Tax Prosecution: Argentina, Barcelona, Now Jail?, Forbes.com (June 12, 2013).

    Expat IRS Tax Filing Deadline Is June 17, Forbes.com (June 12, 2013).

    Living Abroad? Your 'Tax Home' Could Still Be U.S., Forbes.com (June 11, 2013).

    Six Tips To Cut Your Legal Bills, Forbes.com (June 9, 2013).

    IRS Brass: Did You Order The Code Red?, Forbes.com (June 7, 2013).

    At IRS, What Happens In Vegas Doesn't Stay In Vegas, Forbes.com (June 6, 2013).

    Lavish Expenses Are A No-No, Unless You're The IRS, Forbes.com (June 6, 2013).

    Can IRS Collect 30 Year Old Tax Debt? You Bet, Forbes.com (June 5, 2013).

    French Criminal Tax Probe Of UBS—Talk About Déjà Vu, Forbes.com (June 4, 2013).

    Tax Profiling: Are You An IRS Target?, Forbes.com (June 2, 2013).

    Step Up IRS? IRS Dance Video Even Worse Than Star Trek, Forbes.com (June 1, 2013).

    Tea Party Groups—And Others—Can Beat IRS By Self-Declaring Tax Exemption, Forbes.com (June 1, 2013).

    Swiss Disclosure Deal—'No Secrets Now', Forbes.com (May 31, 2013).

    Apple's Da Vinci Tax Code, Forbes.com (May 30, 2013).

    Just Business Not Personal? IRS May Not Agree, Forbes.com (May 29, 2013).

    Online Liberty Reserve Indicted For $6 Billion In Money Laundering, Forbes.com (May 28, 2013).

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Taxes, Forbes.com (May 27, 2013).

    IRS Takes The Fifth, But You Can't, Forbes.com (May 23, 2013).

    Apple: Think Different. Tax Different, Forbes.com (May 22, 2013).

    French Tax Soars Over 100%, Forbes.com (May 21, 2013).

    Mary J. Blige Is Obliged To IRS, Forbes.com (May 21, 2013).

    Downside Of Powerball Lottery Win? Taxes, Forbes.com (May 20, 2013).

    6 Questions Everyone Should Ask The IRS, Forbes.com (May 19, 2013).

    This Summer, Hire Your Kids, Forbes.com (May 17, 2013).

    Angry Obama Says IRS Chief 'Resigned,' Other Heads May Roll, Forbes.com (May 15, 2013).

    Alphabet Stink: DOJ Puts FBI On IRS, But Who's On AP?, Forbes.com (May 15, 2013).

    IRS Targeted 'Tea Party' But Can't Even Use 'Tax Protester' Name, Forbes.com (May 13, 2013).

    IRS Gives Big Break To Some Offshore Account Holders, Forbes.com (May 12, 2013).

    Beer Brings Dems And Republicans Together, Forbes.com (May 10, 2013).

    Brits, IRS And Aussie's Mount New Joint Offshore Tax Attack, Forbes.com (May 10, 2013).

    Trending Now: Giving Up U.S. Citizenship, Forbes.com (May 9, 2013).

    Mother's Day? Son Claims $1.2M Tax Write-Off For Helping Mom, Forbes.com (May 8, 2013).

    Senate Passes Online Sales Tax 69-27 But You Can Avoid It For Now, Forbes.com (May 7, 2013).

    Lauryn Hill Jail Time—What's A Fair Tax Sentence?, Forbes.com (May 7, 2013).

    Sorry Bitcoin, IRS Gets Reports, Forbes.com (May 5, 2013).

    Six Rules About Betting On The Kentucky Derby, Forbes.com (May 3, 2013).

    IRS Takes A Bite Out Of Bitcoin, Forbes.com (May 2, 2013).

    Wells Fargo Hit With IRS Summons For Tax Haven Account Data, Forbes.com (April 30, 2013).

    Despite Offshore Haul, IRS Hunts Quiet Disclosures, First Time FBARs, Forbes.com (April 29, 2013).

    Fixing Intuit's Putt-Putt TurboTax Earnings? Tim Geithner Or Wesley Snipes, Forbes.com (April 28, 2013).

    Forget Wesley Snipes—Judge Gives '5 Second Probation' In $21M Tax Case, Forbes.com (April 27, 2013).

    Harvard Law School Offers 'Tax Planning For Marijuana Dealers'—No Joke, Forbes.com (April 25, 2013).

    10 Remarkable Facts About Online Sales Tax, Forbes.com (April 24, 2013).

    Amazon Sales Tax Everywhere Very Close Now, Forbes.com (April 23, 2013).

    With Key Vote Looming In Senate, Click And Pay Internet Sales Tax Is Here, Forbes.com (April 22, 2013).

    On National Weed Or Cannabis Day, Time To Go To The Mattresses, Forbes.com (April 20, 2013).

    As U.S. Settlement For 300 Swiss Banks Dawns, Prosecution Risks Remain, Forbes.com (April 19, 2013).

    Don't Settle Legal Disputes Without Tax Advice, Forbes.com (April 18, 2013).

    Taxes Filed—But Is Your Return Safe From Audit?, Forbes.com (April 16, 2013).

    Not Ready To File Taxes? Extensions Are Better Anyway!, Forbes.com (April 14, 2013).

    Tax Day Vote: Should Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Be Fired?, Forbes.com (April 13, 2013).

    California Lottery Believes In PowerballDespite Odds And Taxes, Forbes.com (April 12, 2013).

    Five Must-Do Steps Before Filing Your Taxes, Forbes.com (April 11, 2013).

    Claiming This Deduction Invites IRS Audit, Forbes.com (April 10, 2013).

    Don't Cry For Zuckerberg's $1B Tax BillFacebook Deducted It, Forbes.com (April 8, 2013).

    Tax Day ComfortShakespeare Was A Tax Cheat, Forbes.com (April 6, 2013).

    Wesley Snipes FreedTax Lessons Remain, Forbes.com (April 5, 2013).

    Offshore Finance Leak Exposes Millions Stashing Money, Maybe You Too?, Forbes.com (April 4, 2013).

    Dallas QB Tony Romo Collects Top Pay In NFLAfter Tax, Forbes.com (April 4, 2013).

    Is Being Barred From Filing Taxes Punishment Or Prize?, Forbes.com (April 3, 2013).

    Not Even Probation For Stephen Baldwin's Tax Evasion, Jail For Wesley Snipes, Forbes.com (April 2, 2013).

    A Lannister Always Pays His Debts (Or IRS Would Tax Them), Forbes.com (April 1, 2013).

    Court Rules Internet Sales Tax Constitutional So Get Ready To Click And Pay, Forbes.com (March 31, 2013).

    IRS Problems That Land Even Jailers In Jail, Forbes.com (March 29, 2013).

    Right To Divorce? Just As Important As Right To Marry (No Kidding), Forbes.com (March 27, 2013).

    Medical Marijuana Goes Even More Corporate, Forbes.com (March 26, 2013).

    Tax Bite On Oil Billionaire Harold Hamm's Record $5B Divorce, Forbes.com (March 25, 2013).

    13 Surprising Facts About Your Taxes, Forbes.com (March 24, 2013).

    Online Sales Tax Inevitable, Senate Passes Marketplace Fairness Act, Forbes.com (March 23, 2013).

    Congress Probes IRS Tax Dollars Spent Making Star Trek Video, Forbes.com (March 21, 2013).

    On April 15, File Your 1040 Or An Extension?, Forbes.com (March 21, 2013).

    Cyprus Needs A Tax Check-off Like Presidential Campaign Fund, Forbes.com (March 20, 2013).

    Tax Lessons From Fighter Nick Diaz, Forbes.com (March 19, 2013).

    SEC's $600M Slap To Steve Cohen's SAC Fund Not Bad After Taxes, Forbes.com (March 17, 2013).

    Can Israelis Still Get IRS Amnesty?, Forbes.com (March 16, 2013).

    When Work At Home Yields Tax Deductions, Forbes.com (March 16, 2013).

    Got Deferred Compensation? Beware Section 409A, Forbes.com (March 15, 2013).

    Tax Refund Too Good To Be True? Don't Spend It, Forbes.com (March 14, 2013).

    Dude, Can Marijuana Beat The Tax Man?, Forbes.com (March 13, 2013).

    Why Every American Should Worry About Bank Record Subpoenas, Forbes.com (March 11, 2013).

    Missing Tax Data? Get A Free IRS Transcript To Untangle The Mess, Forbes.com (March 10, 2013).

    You Owe Taxes? So Do IRS Employees, Forbes.com (March 10, 2013).

    After FATCA, Swiss Government Tackles Money Laundering Too, Forbes.com (March 9, 2013).

    Florida Isn't Futile For Phil Mickelson, Forbes.com (March 8, 2013).

    New 'Tax Residence' Means Moving (Just Ask Gerard Depardieu), Forbes.com (March 5, 2013).

    Texas Is the New California, Forbes.com (March 6, 2013).

    Swiss Bank's Tax Evasion Sentence Is Really Death, Forbes.com (March 5, 2013).

    Killing Golden Goose, California Taxes Capital Gains As Ordinary Income, Forbes.com (March 2, 2013).

    Ernst & Young's $123M Non-Prosecution Agreement Over Tax Shelters: Priceless, Forbes.com (March 1, 2013).

    IRS Expands Independent Contractor Amnesty, Forbes.com (March 1, 2013).

    Dow Chemical's $1 Billion Tax Shelter Stinks, Says Court, Forbes.com (February 27, 2013).

    The Minimum Tax Is Like Jumbo Shrimp, Forbes.com (February 25, 2013).

    Oscar Glitter, Deal-making Backstory, Forbes.com (February 24, 2013).

    Oscar Night Gifts And Seth MacFarlane, Forbes.com (February 23, 2013).

    No Gays In Boy Scouts? No Tax Exemption Either, Forbes.com (February 21, 2013).

    Jesse Jackson Guilty, But Isn't Depression A Defense?, Forbes.com (February 21, 2013).

    Good Neighbor? Even State Farm May Move For Tax Reasons, Forbes.com (February 20, 2013).

    Tax Increases? Why Facebook's Billion Dollar Income Isn't Taxed (At All) By IRS, Forbes.com (February 19, 2013).

    Mickelson's Law: Tax Moves Aren't Myths, Forbes.com (February 18, 2013).

    FATCA Blues? Opt Out of IRS Offshore Program, Forbes.com (February 17, 2013).

    Amazon v. eBay ‘Fairness’ Battle Will Make You Pay Tax, Forbes.com (February 16, 2013).

    Passengers Sue ‘Floating Hell’ Cruise Line, Forbes.com (February 16, 2013).

    US And Switzerland Sign New FATCA Agreement, Forbes.com (February 14, 2013).

    Suit Claiming ‘UBS Made Me Cheat IRS’ Laughed Out of Court, Forbes.com (February 13, 2013).

    Wesley Snipes’ Tips On Tax Charges For 49er Bubba Paris, Forbes.com (February 13, 2013).

    Tax Alamo: California And Texas Compete For Residents, Forbes.com (February 13, 2013).

    Dead Cruise Ship, Clogged Toilets, Scant Food, No Carnival, Forbes.com (February 12, 2013).

    Grammy Goodies Taxable To Celebs, Forbes.com (February 11, 2013).

    Does When You File Your 1040 Affect Your Audit Risk?, Forbes.com (February 11, 2013).

    Sneaker Taxes, Really? What Will They Tax Next?, Forbes.com (February 10, 2013).

    Higher Tax Rates Don’t Always Mean Higher Collections, Forbes.com (February 9, 2013).

    IRS Drone Strike: Form 1099, Forbes.com (February 8, 2013).

    Who Decides What’s A ‘Loan’ And What’s Taxable? The IRS, Forbes.com (February 8, 2013).

    Three Simple Rules To Stay Off IRS Radar, Forbes.com (February 6, 2013).

    IRS Sued Over ‘Sex Or Penalties’ Claim (You Thought Your Audit Was Bad), Forbes.com (February 5, 2013).

    California’s Reverse Gold Rush? Tax Exodus, Forbes.com (February 5, 2013).

    Beyoncé Super Bowl Show Far From ‘Free’, Forbes.com (February 4, 2013).

    Colin Kaepernick Trademarks ‘Kaepernicking’ But What’s It Worth?, Forbes.com (February 3, 2013).

    Legal Offshore Tax Planning? Yes, It Sounds Discriminatory, Forbes.com (February 2, 2013).

    How To Fix Mistakes On Form 1099, Forbes.com (January 31, 2013).

    Didn’t Receive A Form 1099? Don’t Ask, Forbes.com (January 30, 2013).

    Buyer’s Remorse? How About Year-End Gift Remorse!, Forbes.com (January 29, 2013).

    Payroll Tax Hike Adds Scrutiny On “Independent Contractors”, Forbes.com (January 29, 2013).

    Judge Gives IRS Access To More Accounts At UBS And Wegelin, Forbes.com (January 29, 2013).

    Sales Tax? Amazon Fights IRS Too, Forbes.com (January 28, 2013).

    More Time Allowed For Some FBAR Filers, Forbes.com (January 27, 2013).

    We Need Don Corleone, Rodney King And Mr. Rogers, Forbes.com (January 27, 2013).

    1099 Or W-2? Giving Or Receiving, Be Careful, Forbes.com (January 25, 2013).

    Swiss Tina Turner Giving Up U.S. Passport, Forbes.com (January 25, 2013).

    Shhh, Home Office And Other IRS Audit Trigger Secrets, Forbes.com (January 25, 2013).

    Tiger Woods Moved Too, Says Mickelson Was Right About Taxes, Forbes.com (January 23, 2013).

    Nicolas Sarkozy And Carla Bruni To Flee 75% Tax Like Gerard Depardieu, Forbes.com (January 23, 2013).

    Deductible? Really? Most Taxpayers Flub Donation Reporting, Forbes.com (January 22, 2013).

    Guess Who Just Defriended IRS Amnesty?, Forbes.com (January 22, 2013).

    Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Not Alone In Fleeing Taxes, Forbes.com (January 21, 2013).

    Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Not Alone In Fleeing Taxes, Forbes.com (January 21, 2013).

    Court Holds IRS Can Get Key Tax Records Even Held by Your Lawyer, Forbes.com (January 21, 2013).

    Cell Block Taxes: Who Regulates Taxes From Prison?, Forbes.com (January 20, 2013).

    IRS Implements FATCA, Ramps Up Tax Evasion Battle, Forbes.com (January 19, 2013).

    Lance Armstrong, Oprah And The Multimillion Dollar ‘Confession’, Forbes.com (January 17, 2013).

    Fleeing California Taxes? Get In Line, Forbes.com (January 16, 2013).

    Sin Taxes Just Need Another Name, Forbes.com (January 15, 2013).

    Zuckerberg’s Facebook Stock Donations, Forbes.com (January 14, 2013).

    Dear Treasury Secretary Lew: Please Print, Forbes.com (January 13, 2013).

    Filing Your Taxes? 4 Key Facts About IRS Form 1099, Forbes.com (January 11, 2013).

    New Treasury Secretary Lew To Change His Loopy Signature: Should You Too?, Forbes.com (January 10, 2013).

    Swiss Bank’s Demise: Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?, Forbes.com (January 9, 2013).

    Florida Widow Guilty + $21M Penalty For Inherited Swiss + Liechtenstein Accounts, Forbes.com (January 8, 2013).

    IRS Will Start Processing 2012 Tax Returns January 30, 2013, Forbes.com (January 8, 2013).

    Putin’s Tax Ploy: Give Us Your Wealthy, Your Actors, Your Fed-up, Forbes.com (January 7, 2013).

    Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore’s Al Jazeera Current TV Deal, Forbes.com (January 6, 2013).

    Hate Taxes? 12 More Quotes You'll Love, Forbes.com (January 5, 2013).

    Tory Burch Settles Legal Scraps A Billionaire, Puts Flats On The Gas Pedal, Forbes.com (January 4, 2013).

    FATCA Cliff: Tax Evasion Guilty Plea And Death For Oldest Swiss Bank, Forbes.com (January 3, 2013).

    Fiscal Cliff, Dairy Cliff, What About The Payroll Tax Cliff?, Forbes.com (January 2, 2013).

    It Passed: Five Things Everyone Should Know About The Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal, Forbes.com (January 1, 2013).

     

     

     

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    What Lawyers Should Know About Structured Settlements, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 27, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 27, 2013), p. 7.

    What Lawyers Should Know About Structured Legal Fees, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 26, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 26, 2013), p. 6.

    What Do You Say When The IRS Asks For Electronic Records?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 29, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 29, 2013), p. 7.

    Loans Aren’t Taxable Income, But What Exactly Is A Loan?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 26, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 26, 2013), p. 6.

    Year-end Tax Planning May Be Tough, But It Will Pay Dividends, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 7, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 7, 2013), p. 6.

    Can You Pay Your Lawyer in Bitcoins?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 29, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 29, 2013), p. 5.

    Gov. Brown Signed a Retroactive Tax…Cut?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 15, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 15, 2013), p. 5.

    Justices to Decide Severance Tax Treatment, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 9, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 9, 2013), p. 6.

    Beware Consequences of Admission in SEC Settlements, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 3, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 3, 2013), p. 6.

    New Battleground in Contractor vs. Employee Dispute, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 24, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 24, 2013), p. 6.

    MJ’s Estate Case A Thriller, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 17, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 17, 2013), p. 5.

    Weiner, Taxes And The State Of California, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 9, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 9, 2013), p. 6.

    Breaking Down the IRS’s New Marriage Position, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 3, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 3, 2013), p. 7.

    Tax Opinion Just Might Make Or Break The Case, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 30, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 30, 2013), p. 6.

    Latest IRS Targeting Scandal May Hit Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 26, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 26, 2013), p. 5.

    Private Equity Firms May Need To Ratchet Up ‘Passiveness’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 20, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 20, 2013), p. 5.

    Corporations, Elections And Buy-Sells, Oh My, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 12, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 12, 2013), p. 5.

    IRS Still Hunting For Misclassified Workers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 8, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 8, 2013), p. 6.

    Will Firms Have To Buy Insurance For Summer Associates?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 30, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 30, 2013), p. 6.

    IRS: Collecting Taxes 30 Years After The Fact, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 26, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 26, 2013), p. 6.

    Lawyers Going Pro Se Against The IRS Have Fools For Clients, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 5, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 5, 2013), p. 6.

    ‘Wide Latitude’ For What Can Be Deducted As A Medical Expense, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 26, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 26, 2013), p. 5.

    Courts Disagree When It Comes To Tolling Tax Statute, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 20, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 20, 2013), p. 4.

    Litigation Funding Increasingly Popular, But What About Taxes?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 11, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 11, 2013), p. 4.

    Lawyers Need To Know Proposition 13, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 30, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 30, 2013), p. 6.

    You Can Unwind The Deal, But Not Necessarily The Taxes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 17, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 17, 2013), p. 6.

    Powerball Lands In California, So What Happens If You Win?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 10, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 10, 2013), p. 4.

    IRS Serves Summons on Wells Fargo, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 2, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 2, 2013), p. 4.

    Internet Sales Tax Held Constitutional, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2013), p. 7.

    Offshore Account Leak Of ‘Epic Proportions’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 12, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 12, 2013), p. 6.

    Tax Avoidance Dos And Don’ts (Mostly Don'ts), Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 10, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 10, 2013), p. 6.

    Who Pays What, Who Doesn’t Pay, And How Do You Fit In?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 27, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 27, 2013), p. 5.

    Lawyers Beware Home Office Deductions, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 25, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 25, 2013), p. 5.

    Lawyers, Whether They Know It Or Not, Need Tax Experts, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 21, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 21, 2013), p. 6.

    When Doing Business In Canada, Taxes Matter, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 18, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 18, 2013), p. 7.

    IRS Expands Independent Contractor Amnesty Program, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 11, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 11, 2013), p. 5.

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About Section 409A, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 5, 2013), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 5, 2013), p. 8.

    Keep Track Of Your Purchases, Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 25, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 25, 2013), p. 7.

    9th Circuit Lawyers Get Better Tax Breaks, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 8, 2013), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 8, 2013), p. 8.

    Credit Cards, Law Firms And The IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 4, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 4, 2013), p. 7.

    Subpoena For Tax Documents Enforced Despite Protections, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 22, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 22, 2013), p. 4.

    Ensure Your Tax Return Does Not Stick Out Of The Pile, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 11, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 11, 2013), p. 6.

    How To Avoid Being Audited, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 9, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 9, 2013), p. 7.