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

     

     

    TAXATION OF DAMAGE AWARDS

     

    In $400M Bank Leumi Tax Evasion Settlement, Who Was Willful?, Forbes.com (December 29, 2014).

    Israel's Bank Leumi Settles U.S. Tax Charges For $400M, Gives Depositor Names, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    You’ve Won The Case, Your Client Will Recover, So Now What?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 21, 2014), p. 9. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 21, 2014), p. 9.

    Whistleblower Tax Planning to Maximize Success, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (November 2014).

    Ebola Confinement Lawsuits? You Bet, Forbes.com (October 28, 2014).

    Defendants Have New Incentives to Document Government Settlements, Vol. 145, No. 4, Tax Notes (October 27, 2014), p. 447.

    Another Tax Case Limits Lawyer Costs Deduction, Appeal Funding Partners (October 9, 2014).

    How Come HSBC's $550 Million Housing Settlement Actually Costs Taxpayers $192 Million?, Forbes.com (September 16, 2014).

    Legal Fees, Deals, and the Dilemma of Deductibility, Vol. 144, No. 11, Tax Notes (September 16, 2014), p. 1329.

    BP 'Grossly Negligent' In Gulf Spill, Eyes $18 Billion Penalty—And Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (September 5, 2014).

    BofA Grabs $12 Billion Tax Write-Off From $17 Billion Mortgage Settlement, Forbes.com (August 21, 2014).

    LA Dodgers Draw $18 Million Verdict In Fan Beating Case....Before Taxes, Forbes.com (July 10, 2014).

    Taxing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Vol. 144, No. 1, Tax Notes (July 7, 2014), p. 89.

    The BNP Paribas $9 Billion Terror Settlement & Tax Deductions, Forbes.com (July 2, 2014).

    Reprising Single-Claimant Qualified Settlement Funds, Vol. 143, No. 12, Tax Notes (June 23, 2014), p. 1445.

    Investing in Lawsuits: Excludable Recoveries, Vol. 143, No. 12, Tax Notes (June 9, 2014), p. 1203.

    Scoring Damages In NFL Painkiller Lawsuit, Forbes.com (May 22, 2014).

    Guilty Credit Suisse Won't Deduct $2.6 Billion Fine, But Depositor Names Remain Elusive, Forbes.com (May 20, 2014).

    Credit Suisse: Guilty, $2.6 Billion Fine, But Avoids Death in U.S.—UBS Was Luckier, Forbes.com (May 19, 2014).

    Investing in Lawsuits: The Plight of the Plaintiff, by Robert W. Wood and Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 143, No. 6, Tax Notes (May 5, 2014), p. 613.

    Taxing Apple's $119.6 Million Patent Verdict Against Samsung, Forbes.com (May 3, 2014).

    Win A Lawsuit, Pay IRS—Even On Your Attorney's Fees, Forbes.com (March 21, 2014).

    No Tax Deduction For Toyota's $1.2 Billion 'What Sudden Acceleration?' Settlement, Forbes.com (March 20, 2014).

    Tax Break Just For Lawyers, Forbes.com (March 17, 2014).

    Taxing Physical Sickness, Workers' Compensation, and PTSD, Vol. 142, No. 8, Tax Notes (February 24, 2014), p. 857.

    Lawsuit Funding Lures Investors, Plaintiffs & Lawyers, Forbes.com (February 20, 2014).

    Litigation Funding: The Attorney’s Perspective, by Robert W. Wood and Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 142, No. 4, Tax Notes (January 27, 2014), p. 435.

    Will Death Suit Bring Über Big Liability For Uber?, Forbes.com (January 28, 2014).

    JP Morgan's Nondeductible Madoff Deal Could Kill Deductible Legal Settlements, Forbes.com (January 9, 2014).

     

     

     

    MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

     

    Acceptable Tax Planning After Canal Corporation?, by Henry K. Chen, Vol. 23, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2014), p. 5.

    Tax Considerations for Foreign Subsidiary Sales, by Scott B. Weese, Vol. 23, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2014), p. 3.

    Googling Ordinary vs. Capital Consideration, Vol. 23, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2014), p. 1.

    AbbVie Cancels Shire Deal, But Can Deduct $1.64 Billion Fee, Vol. 23, No. 4, The M&A Tax Report (November 2014), p. 7.

    Earnings Stripping Could Be Next, Vol. 23, No. 4, The M&A Tax Report (November 2014), p. 7.

    Inversion Excise Taxes, Vol. 23, No. 4, The M&A Tax Report (November 2014), p. 6.

    Inversion Scorecard: President 7, Taxpayers 0, Vol. 23, No. 4, The M&A Tax Report (November 2014), p. 2.

    Past Inversions Are OK, Vol. 23, No. 4, The M&A Tax Report (November 2014), p. 1.

    Some Fines and Penalties Are Deductible, And It Just Got Easier, Vol. 23, No. 3, The M&A Tax Report (October 2014), p. 5.

    Patents, Capital Gain and Inversions, by Rafi W. Mottahedeh, Vol. 23, No. 3, The M&A Tax Report (October 2014), p. 1.

    Legal Fees, Deals and The Dilemma of Deductibility, Vol. 23, No. 2, The M&A Tax Report (September 2014), p. 3.

    Trending Now, Inversions and Hating Them, Vol. 23, No. 2, The M&A Tax Report (September 2014), p. 1.

    C Corporations, Family Companies and Personal Goodwill, Vol. 23, No. 1, The M&A Tax Report (August 2014), p. 3.

    Inversions Go Mainstream, While They Last, Vol. 23, No. 1, The M&A Tax Report (August 2014), p. 1.

    Medtronic Adds to Inversion Fears, Vol. 22, No. 12, The M&A Tax Report (July 2014), p. 8.

    Golden Parachutes Lose Luster, Section 83 & Reasonable Compensation Restore It, Vol. 22, No. 12, The M&A Tax Report (July 2014), p. 1.

    Employee Benefit Plans, Compliance and Penalties, Vol. 22, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2014), p. 7.

    Carryover of Tax Attributes in Acquisitions, Vol. 22, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2014), p. 6.

    Qualified Settlement Funds vs. Transaction Escrows, Vol. 22, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2014), p. 1.

    Killing Killer B’s, Vol. 22, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2014), p. 1.

    Phantom Merger Income Then Death: True Double Whammy, Vol. 22, No. 10, The M&A Tax Report (May 2014), p. 6.

    Losses on Failed Investments and Code Sec. 1234a, by Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 22, No. 10, The M&A Tax Report (May 2014), p. 1.

    Controlled Foreign Corporations & Statutes of Limitation, Vol. 22, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2014), p. 7.

    Deducting Milestone Fees? The 70-Percent Solution, Vol. 22, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2014), p. 5.

    Reverse Hybrid Entities in U.S. Real Estate Investment Fund Structure, by Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 22, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2014), p. 1.

    What Diebold Foundation Means For Transferee Liability Cases, Vol. 22, No. 7, The M&A Tax Report (February 2014), p. 5.

    Disguised Sales Revealed and Obscured, by Jonathan Van Loo, Vol. 22, No. 7, The M&A Tax Report (February 2014), p. 1.

    Tax Treaties, International Transactions and Beneficial Ownership (Part II), by Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 22, No. 6, The M&A Tax Report (January 2014), p. 5.

    Islamic Debt-Equivalents Take Center Stage, by Robert W. Wood and Rafi W. Mottahedeh, Vol. 22, No. 6, The M&A Tax Report (January 2014), p. 1.

     

     

     

    INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS

     

    Uber's Growing Tax Problems, Forbes.com (December 18, 2014).

    Employee Or Independent Contractor? Bigger Than Immigration, Forbes.com (December 8, 2014).

    FedEx Misclassified Drivers As Independent Contractors, Rules Ninth Circuit, Forbes.com (August 27, 2014).

    Obamacare Kills 2.5 Million Jobs? That Doesn't Count Independent Contractors, Forbes.com (February 6, 2014).

    Higher Minimum Wage Means More Independent Contractors—And Disputes, Forbes.com (January 29, 2014).

     

     

     

    MISCELLANEOUS

     

    No Mickey Mouse Taxes On Jim Harbaugh's $48M Michigan Deal And 49ers Exit, Forbes.com (December 30, 2014).

    3 Quick Year End Steps Pay Off Big April 15, Forbes.com (December 30, 2014).

    IRS Hikes Offshore Account Penalty To 50% For Bank Leumi, Sovereign, 10 Others, Forbes.com (December 30, 2014).

    IRS Announces Tax Return Filing Season Opens January 20, 2015, Forbes.com (December 29, 2014).

    Bungled IRS Liens, Levies, Audits...But No Targeting, Just Ask Christine O'Donnell, Forbes.com (December 29, 2014).

    Vatican Bank Joins 100 Nations In FATCA Offshore Account Hunt, Forbes.com (December 29, 2014).

    20 Reasons We Need A New Tax Code, If You Need That Many, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 24, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 24, 2014), p. 5.

    Targeting, Lost Emails, Delayed IRS Refunds, Now Taxing Christmas, Forbes.com (December 24, 2014).

    Who Shares In Marijuana Taxes? The Surprising Answer, Forbes.com (December 24, 2014).

    IRS Hid Conservative Targeting Until After 2012 Presidential Election. Smidgen Corrupt?, Forbes.com (December 23, 2014).

    Israel's Bank Leumi Settles U.S. Tax Charges For $400M, Gives Depositor Names, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To $1M Tax Fraud, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    Spain's Princess Cristina Faces Trial For Tax Evasion, Could Get Four Years, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    Willful Tax Evader Jailed Despite Cloak Of Religious Observance, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    Rev. Al Sharpton's Key Tax Tips...From Lois Lerner, Forbes.com (December 20, 2014).

    IRS Issues John Doe Summons To FedEx, DHL, UPS, HSBC In Massive Offshore Account Hunt, Forbes.com (December 20, 2014).

    Ranking Facebook, Boris Johnson, Google On Taxes (Diplomatically Please), Forbes.com (December 19, 2014).

    8 Tax Tips For Year-End Now That 'Extenders' Passed, Forbes.com (December 18, 2014).

    20 Facts About IRS Targeting, Those Emails And The White House, Forbes.com (December 17, 2014).

    20 Really Stupid Things In The U.S. Tax Code, Forbes.com (December 16, 2014).

    IRS Can Audit For Three Years, Six...Or Forever, Forbes.com (December 15, 2014).

    Tax Fraud Queen's 21 Year Prison Term Struck Down—Despite Facebook Taunts, Forbes.com (December 13, 2014).

    Obama Justice Department Was Involved In IRS Targeting, Lerner Emails Reveal, Forbes.com (December 10, 2014).

    Feds Propose Taxing Marijuana, True Cash Crop, Forbes.com (December 10, 2014).

    Recovered IRS Emails Can't Be Revealed Because Of Privacy...That Was Already Breached, Forbes.com (December 4, 2014).

    What IRS Calls 'Willful'—Even A Smidgen—Can Mean Penalties Or Jail, Forbes.com (December 3, 2014).

    Horrible Bosses, IRS Edition, Forbes.com (December 2, 2014).

    Avoid Sales Tax Online Cyber Monday (Or Any Other Day), Forbes.com (December 2, 2014).

    Are Criminals Outsmarting The IRS?, Forbes.com (November 29, 2014).

    In 'Lost' Trove Of IRS Emails, 2,500 May Link White House To Confidential Taxpayer Data, Forbes.com (November 27, 2014).

    Taxing Two Thanksgiving Gentlemen, Forbes.com (November 26, 2014).

    Now Unhappy, Happy's Pizza Founder Is Convicted Of Tax Fraud, Forbes.com (November 26, 2014).

    Jersey Shore's Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Tax Evasion Trial Delayed, Forbes.com (November 25, 2014).

    London's Boris Johnson Gets Help In IRS Fight, Forbes.com (November 25, 2014).

    Lavish Spending and Other ‘Non-Willful’ Acts With Taxes and FBARs, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 145, No. 8, Tax Notes (November 24, 2014), p. 955.

    Even Non-Owner Signers On Offshore Accounts Face FATCA And FBAR Risks, Forbes.com (November 24, 2014).

    Manny Pacquiao Beats Chris Algieri, But Two Tax Fights Loom, Forbes.com (November 23, 2014).

    'Lost' Lois Lerner Emails Found Despite 'No Backup' Claims. IRS Has No Comment, Forbes.com (November 22, 2014).

    700 Year Sentence For Tax Fraud, While Failing To File Is A Misdemeanor, Forbes.com (November 21, 2014).

    London Mayor Boris Johnson Politely Gives IRS The Finger, Forbes.com (November 20, 2014).

    Lessons From Rev. Al Sharpton's $4.5 Million Tax Bill, Forbes.com (November 19, 2014).

    Was Obamacare's Cadillac Tax Misrepresented?, Forbes.com (November 19, 2014).

    Mayor Boris Johnson's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day...As An American, Forbes.com (November 18, 2014).

    Post-Guilty Plea Advice From Credit Suisse?, Forbes.com (November 17, 2014).

    I Am Canada, Hear Me Roar Mr. President, Forbes.com (November 15, 2014).

    Bend It Like Buffett, Forbes.com (November 14, 2014).

    Another Swiss Banker Indicted For U.S. Tax Crimes, Forbes.com (November 14, 2014).

    IRS Loses 'Lavish Spending Is Tax Evasion' Case, Big Spenders Rejoice, Forbes.com (November 13, 2014).

    Harold Hamm's Billion Dollar Divorce And The IRS, Forbes.com (November 11, 2014).

    FATCA Letters Promise Disclosure To IRS, What To Do?, Forbes.com (November 10, 2014).

    Tax Evasion Trial Looms For Spain's Princess Cristina, Trumps Lionel Messi Charges, Forbes.com (November 9, 2014).

    Death To The Soda Tax, Long Live The Soda Tax, Forbes.com (November 8, 2014).

    At 48th, Is California Still Golden?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 3, 2014), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 3, 2014), p. 7.

    Top UBS Banker Not Guilty Of Tax Evasion, Big Blow To Offshore Crackdown, Forbes.com (November 3, 2014).

    From Jersey Shore To Real Housewives To Real Estate Gurus, Deducting Everything Can Be Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (November 2, 2014).

    Americans Renounce Citizenship In New Record Numbers, Forbes.com (October 30, 2014).

    51 Nations Swap Offshore Account & Tax Data, FATCA On Steroids, Forbes.com (October 30, 2014).

    California Ranks 48th Of 50 States For Tax Climate, Hardly Golden, Forbes.com (October 28, 2014).

    5.5 Million Americans Eye Giving Up U.S. Citizenship, Survey Reveals, Forbes.com (October 27, 2014).

    Dolce & Gabbana Cleared Of Tax Evasion, Could Help Lionel Messi Trial, Forbes.com (October 25, 2014).

    73 Of 100 Swiss Banks In Bed With The IRS Are Eyeing The Sofa, Forbes.com (October 25, 2014).

    Sufi Islamic Organization Used In Alleged Tax Fraud, Forbes.com (October 23, 2014).

    Free Speech Is Fundamental, Yet Tax Protesters Get Penalties Or Jail, Forbes.com (October 22, 2014).

    Alibaba Is The New Amazon In Taxes (Just Ask Yahoo), Forbes.com (October 21, 2014).

    Tax System Should Be Fair — And Perceived As Fair, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 20, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 20, 2014), p. 6.

    IRS Blocks Inversions, So AbbVie Pays $1.64 Billion Kill Fee To Shire...And Deducts It, Forbes.com (October 20, 2014).

    IRS Explains How To Come Clean On Offshore Accounts, Forbes.com (October 17, 2014).

    Patent Boxes Come To Ireland & UK, Why Not U.S.?, Forbes.com (October 16, 2014).

    1,000 Year Old Viking Gold Found By Treasure Hunter, Forbes.com (October 14, 2014).

    Ireland Corks Double Irish Tax Deal, Closing Time For Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Forbes.com (October 14, 2014).

    100 Swiss Banks Get Ultimatum: Hand Over Americans Or Face U.S. Prosecution, Forbes.com (October 13, 2014).

    Obama's Attorney General, Secret Service And Prostitutes? Ask IRS, Forbes.com (October 12, 2014).

    President Obama, Audit Threats, And Rogue IRS Employees, Forbes.com (October 11, 2014).

    Lois Lerner And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Forbes.com (October 9, 2014).

    IRS Gives Big Tax Break To Canadians—Hallelujah!, Forbes.com (October 8, 2014).

    Manny Pacquiao Ordered To Explain His Taxes In Court: Is Pacman Now Taxman?, Forbes.com (October 7, 2014).

    Is IRS A Smidgen Corrupt? Ask Lois Lerner, NetJets, Buffett & 150 Million Taxpayers, Forbes.com (October 6, 2014).

    Lionel Messi Loses Appeal, Criminal Tax Case Heads Toward Trial, Forbes.com (October 3, 2014).

    Jersey Shore's 'The Situation' Delays Tax Evasion Case....To Film 'Marriage Boot Camp', Forbes.com (October 3, 2014).

    Merck Or Mom & Pop, Taxes Control Business Sales, Forbes.com (October 2, 2014).

    Wesley Snipes, Blade 4, And Post-Prison Tax Tips, Forbes.com (October 1, 2014).

    If Apple's 2% Irish Tax Deal Is Illegal, Fines Could Be Billions, Forbes.com (September 30, 2014).

    IRS Flubs 57% Of Tax Collections, Says Audit Of IRS, Forbes.com (September 29, 2014).

    Bross Trucking Reaffirms Martin Ice Cream, Vol. 144, No. 13 (September 29, 2014), p. 1607.

    Invent A Church, Skip Taxes, Enrage IRS, Go To Jail, Forbes.com (September 28, 2014).

    Hiding Assets Under Pet Names Looks Willful, Even For Lionel Messi With 400 Goals, Forbes.com (September 27, 2014).

    When Hacked Celebs Sue Apple, Guess Who Cashes In?, Forbes.com (September 26, 2014).

    Jersey Shore's Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Indicted For $8.9 Million Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (September 24, 2014).

    Derek Jeter's Big Tax Bill On 'Gifts' That Really Aren't Gifts, Forbes.com (September 24, 2014).

    IRS's Lois Lerner Breaks Silence, 'Did Nothing Wrong,' But Still Won't Testify, Forbes.com (September 23, 2014).

    Armed With FATCA, IRS Hunts Offshore Tax Evaders, While Canada Eases Up, Forbes.com (September 22, 2014).

    French Burn Tax Office, But Don't Try It In U.S., Forbes.com (September 21, 2014).

    Congress Moves To Reform The IRS, Forbes.com (September 19, 2014).

    Which IRS Offshore Amnesty Program Is Right For You?, Forbes.com (September 18, 2014).

    NFL Faces Bills To Kill Tax Exemption Over Redskins Name, Abuse And More, Forbes.com (September 17, 2014).

    Fresh Produce And Tax Law At Your Local Farmers’ Market, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 17, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 17, 2014), p. 5.

    Forget Zimbabwe, U.S. Tax System Ranks At Bottom, Just Better Than Portugal, Forbes.com (September 16, 2014).

    Payroll Taxes Can Bring IRS To Your Door, Even Land You In Jail, Forbes.com (September 15, 2014).

    Bid On Michael Jackson Treasures, Help Estate Fight IRS Too, Forbes.com (September 13, 2014).

    Dear Son, Why You Should Leave America Now, Forbes.com (September 12, 2014).

    Best Tax Excuse Ever? 'Phobia Of Bureaucracy', Forbes.com (September 11, 2014).

    Paying Tax With Art Is Legal In UK & Mexico, Why Not In US?, Forbes.com (September 10, 2014).

    Canadians Attack U.S. Expat Rules, Decrying 'Accidental Americans', Forbes.com (September 9, 2014).

    Can 1.3 Million Walmart Workers Deduct 'Uniforms' On Their Taxes?, Forbes.com (September 8, 2014).

    IRS Loses Emails Of 5 More Key Employees, Including Lois Lerner's Aide, Forbes.com (September 8, 2014).

    Race Sales? LA Clippers, Now Atlanta Hawks, & IRS Wins Big, Forbes.com (September 8, 2014).

    Monet Found In German Suitcase Part Of Nazi Loot, Forbes.com (September 7, 2014).

    IRS Employee Charged With Tax Fraud Over Refund Skim, Forbes.com (September 4, 2014).

    Burger King's 'Not About The Taxes' Whopper? Playboy For The Articles, Forbes.com (September 4, 2014).

    $21.5 Million In Marijuana Taxes Just Went Up In Smoke, Forbes.com (September 2, 2014).

    Serious Lessons From Comedian Chris Tucker's $14 Million IRS Bill, Forbes.com (September 2, 2014).

    $100 Million Later, The Ice Bucket Challenge May Not Lower Your Taxes After All, Forbes.com (August 31, 2014).

    Driving Ferrari But Reporting Low Income To IRS Gets Ticket To Jail, Forbes.com (August 30, 2014).

    Vanessa Williams Slapped With Six Figure IRS Tax Lien, Forbes.com (August 29, 2014).

    Buffett's 'Burger Tim' Inversion Adds Tax Bonus For Shareholders—Think Free Curly Fries, Forbes.com (August 29, 2014).

    U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%, Forbes.com (August 28, 2014).

    Lost & Found IRS Emails Suggest Smidgen Of Confusion, Or Worse, Forbes.com (August 26, 2014).

    Whopper Reason Shareholders Should Hate Inversions? (Hint, It's Not About Patriotism), Forbes.com (August 27, 2014).

    Whopper? Microsoft Skirts Billions In Taxes, Google, HP & Apple Have It Their Way Too, Forbes.com (August 26, 2014).

    Tax Refund Scam From Prison Yields More Prison, Forbes.com (August 24, 2014).

    Marijuana Taxes Are Upheld, But Paying Them Could Incriminate You, Forbes.com (August 23, 2014).

    Manny Pacquiao Lands $75 Million Blow In Tax Evasion Case, Forbes.com (August 22, 2014).

    When Payroll Taxes Pyramid It Means Penalties, Even Jail, Forbes.com (August 21, 2014).

    For Lionel Messi Or 'Hot Lips' Kramer, Secrecy Can Spell Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (August 20, 2014).

    10 Facts About FATCA, America's Manifest Destiny Law Changing Banking Worldwide, Forbes.com (August 19, 2014).

    Are 'Expendables 3' & IRS Equally Expendable?, Forbes.com (August 17, 2014).

    Texas Governor Rick Perry Is Indicted, Forbes.com (August 15, 2014).

    Dear Mr. President, Why I'm Leaving America, Forbes.com (August 15, 2014).

    Forget Inversions, These 20 Huge, Profitable Companies Already Pay Zero Tax, Forbes.com (August 15, 2014).

    Inversions May Be Trending Now, But They’re Not New, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 14, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 14, 2014), p. 5.

    Shocking Report Says Nonprofits Owe $875 Million In Taxes To IRS, Forbes.com (August 14, 2014).

    Trending Now: Inversions & Hating Them, Forbes.com (August 13, 2014).

    Canadians File Suit To Block FATCA And Prohibit Handover Of U.S. Names To IRS, Forbes.com (August 12, 2014).

    'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Is Surprisingly All About Taxes, Forbes.com (August 11, 2014).

    Robert Redford Sues New York Over $1.6 Million Sundance Tax Bill, Forbes.com (August 9, 2014).

    How Lottery Winners, Losers & Underground Brokers Beat Taxes, Forbes.com (August 8, 2014).

    Many Americans Renounce Citizenship, Hitting New Record, Forbes.com (August 7, 2014).

    ‘Getting Screwed By The IRS’ Isn’t Just An Expression, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 6, 2014), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 6, 2014), p. 4.

    Walgreens Stays At Corner Of Patriotic and Globally Taxable, Forbes.com (August 5, 2014).

    All Together Now: U.S. Tax Code Is A Rotting Carcass, Forbes.com (August 5, 2014).

    Feds Push Prison For Undisclosed Offshore Accounts, Forbes.com (August 4, 2014).

    Qualified Settlement Funds in Corporate Transactions, Vol. 144, No. 5, Tax Notes (August 4, 2014), p. 623.

    Lionel Messi Tax Evasion Case (Secrecy = Willfulness) Impacts U.S. & U.K. Taxpayers Too, Forbes.com (August 3, 2014).

    Savvy 24 Year Old's $66 Million Mega Lottery Win—On Friday The 13th, Forbes.com (August 1, 2014).

    Screwed By IRS? No, Actual Sex With IRS, Forbes.com (July 31, 2014).

    More People—And Now Companies—Exit U.S. Taxes, Forbes.com (July 30, 2014).

    IRS Totes Guns, But Doesn't Use Helicopters—Yet, Forbes.com (July 29, 2014).

    The Real 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Is Dealing With IRS, Forbes.com (July 28, 2014).

    Obama Calls Offshore Deals 'Unpatriotic' Yet Funds, Investors, Boards Jump Aboard, Forbes.com (July 27, 2014).

    Taxation of Islamic Finance: Part I, Ijara and Sukuk al-Ijara, by Robert W. Wood and Rafi W. Mottahedeh, Vol. 144, No. 3, Tax Notes (July 21, 2014), p. 349.

    Who Scalps Ticket Scalpers? IRS, Forbes.com (July 25, 2014).

    Paying In Cash? Careful, It Can Mean Jail, Forbes.com (July 24, 2014).

    10 Signs Your Tax Missteps Are 'Willful' Triggering IRS Penalties Or Jail, Forbes.com (July 23, 2014).

    New Clues In Philip Seymour Hoffman's Costly Estate Plan, Forbes.com (July 22, 2014).

    Swiss Walgreens? $4 Billion Tax Cut Considered At Corner Of Happy, Healthy & Tax-Free, Forbes.com (July 21, 2014).

    Despite Yearlong Investigation Of IRS, DOJ Just Learned Of Lost Emails From News Media, Forbes.com (July 18, 2014).

    Supersizing Warren Buffett's $2.8 Billion Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (July 17, 2014).

    Obama Treasury Urges Halt Of Inversions For Foreign Headquarters & Tax Savings, Forbes.com (July 16, 2014).

    Hidden Cash Or Hidden Bitcoin Discovery Is Windfall To IRS Too, Forbes.com (July 15, 2014).

    Does The Real IRS 'Dirty Dozen' Include Their Own Targeting, Rogue Agents, Lost Emails And More?, Forbes.com (July 14, 2014).

    Cash For Best World Cup Fake Injuries?, Forbes.com (July 12, 2014).

    IRS Email Hunt Shows Lerner Switched To Texts, Which Aren't Kept....'Perfect', Forbes.com (July 11, 2014).

    Seinfeld, Tax Lessons, Yada, Yada, Yada, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 10, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 10, 2014), p. 5.

    Five Stages Of Grief, IRS Version, Forbes.com (July 8, 2014).

    Seinfeld's 10 Enduring Lessons—About The IRS, Forbes.com (July 5, 2014).

    Hate Taxes? Move To Tax-Free Puerto Rico, Stay American, Avoid IRS, Forbes.com (July 4, 2014).

    FATCA, IRS Global Tax Law, Is Everywhere—Even Russia & China, Forbes.com (July 1, 2014).

    Michael Jackson Tax Case is a Thriller, Issue 2, Business Law News (2014), p. 14.

    What IRS Calls 'Willful' May Surprise You—And Mean Penalties, Even Jail, Forbes.com (June 30, 2014).

    Should You File First Time FBAR Or Wait?, Forbes.com (June 29, 2014).

    Work From Home—Yes, Even Cribside, Forbes.com (June 28, 2014).

    Taxpayer Rights And Selective Disclosure, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 27, 2014), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 27, 2014), p. 8.

    Surprisingly Important IRS Deadline? June 30, Here's Why, Forbes.com (June 25, 2014).

    Lois Lerner's Law Makes 'I Lost My Receipts' Legal With IRS!, Forbes.com (June 24, 2014).

    IRS Names Offshore Accounts With Higher Penalties—Unless You Beat August 4, 2014 Deadline, Forbes.com (June 22, 2014).

    IRS & White House Defiant On Lost Emails As Supreme Court Upholds Challenge To IRS Summons, Forbes.com (June 21, 2014).

    IRS Increases Offshore 'Amnesty' Penalty From 27.5% To 50%, Makes Other Changes, Forbes.com (June 18, 2014).

    IRS Announces Better Offshore Amnesty Program, Forbes.com (June 18, 2014).

    Medtronic To Buy Covidien, Go Irish, Says It's Not About Offshore Taxes, Forbes.com (June 16, 2014).

    Dear Mr. President: Is There A 'Smidgen Of Corruption?' In IRS 'Lost' Lerner Emails?, Forbes.com (June 14, 2014).

    IRS Loses Lois Lerner EmailsWhat Tea Party Targeting?, Forbes.com (June 13, 2014).

    Protests Show Uber Is Über Alles, Forbes.com (June 13, 2014).

    Islamic Debt-Equivalents Take Center Stage, by Robert W. Wood and Rafi W. Mottadedeh, Vol. 11, No. 4, Journal of Taxation of Financial Products (June 11, 2014), p. 17.

    Donald Sterling Won't Sell Clippers After All—Too Late To Call Off The IRS?, Forbes.com (June 11, 2014).

    IRS Announces A Taxpayer Bill Of Rights, Forbes.com (June 10, 2014).

    IRS Penalties Can Feel Cruel, But Are They Ever Unconstitutional?, Forbes.com (June 10, 2014).

    Offshore Bank Letters, FATCA, & IRS Penalties—Are Any Choices Left?, Forbes.com (June 9, 2014).

    Uber Is Worth $18.2 Billion—Should Uber, Lyft & Sidecar Pay For Criminal Acts?, Forbes.com (June 7, 2014).

    Big Winner In Triple Crown Bets? Hint: Not California Chrome, Forbes.com (June 7, 2014).

    If An Individual Pulled The Tax Gimmicks Of Apple And Other Big Companies, They'd Go To Jail, Forbes.com (June 6, 2014).

    How, When To Address Taxes In Mediation, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 6, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 6, 2014), p. 6.

    Donald Sterling's Last Laugh: Tax-Free $2 Billion Clippers Sale, Forbes.com (June 4, 2014).

    IRS Nets Offshore Data From 77,000 Banks, 70 Countries In FATCA Push, Forbes.com (June 3, 2014).

    Janitor Finds $100K In Toilet, Gets $76K Reward—Before Taxes, Forbes.com (May 30, 2014).

    Court Upholds Record FBAR Penalties, Exceeding Offshore Account Balance, Forbes.com (May 29, 2014). Republished in Bloomberg BNA (June 3, 2014).

    Man Convicted Over Threat To Kill IRS Agent—You Thought Your Audit Was Bad, Forbes.com (May 27, 2014).

    Corporate Cannabis? Legal Marijuana Goes Legit, Forbes.com (May 27, 2014).

    Even Memorial Day, Some Americans Wish They Weren't, Forbes.com (May 25, 2014).

    With $3.3 Billion Owed, Should Tax-Delinquent Federal Employees—Including IRS—Be Fired?, Forbes.com (May 23, 2014).

    Owe IRS? Dog The Bounty Hunter May Collect, Forbes.com (May 21, 2014).

    Expatriation On A Record Pace This Year, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 19, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 19, 2014), p. 6.

    What Chinese Citizens and Businesses Should Know About the IRS, China Offshore (2014), p. 18.

    California Ranks Last With CEOs, Toyota Goes, Now Worst In Taxes: Why California's Dreamin', Forbes.com (May 16, 2014).

    Take-Home Pay Is Bigger In Texas, Too, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 14, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 14, 2014), p. 6.

    Tax Break For Burning Your Belly Fat?, Forbes.com (May 14, 2014).

    Why Pfizer & Other U.S. Firms Seek Foreign Mergers (Hint: Tina Turner Tax Benefits), Forbes.com (May 13, 2014).

    Forget France's 75% And 100% Tax, Tax Rate In Hawaii Hits 367,000%, Forbes.com (May 10, 2014).

    IRS Can Only Go Back 3 Years, Right? How About 10 Years Or Forever, Forbes.com (May 9, 2014).

    Lois Lerner Of IRS Is Held In Contempt, Next Prosecution?, Forbes.com (May 7, 2014).

    Mr. Putin, Tear Down That FATCA, Forbes.com (May 7, 2014).

    Gold Bars Pulled From 1850s Shipwreck? Taxable Says IRS, Forbes.com (May 6, 2014).

    Record Numbers Renounce U.S. Citizenship—And Many Aren't Counted, Forbes.com (May 3, 2014).

    This Kentucky Derby Bet Nets Cash, Aids Boston Victims, Even Tax Write-off, Forbes.com (May 2, 2014).

    Jail Upheld For Dolce & Gabbana. Why They'll Never Wear Stripes, Forbes.com (May 1, 2014).

    Midcos, Diebold Foundation, and Transferee Liability, Vol. 143, No. 5, Tax Notes (April 28, 2014), p. 499.

    Toyota's California Texas Two-Step's Tax Savings For Employees Too, Forbes.com (April 28, 2014).

    IRS Employees Gone Wild? Bonus Outrage Continues, Forbes.com (April 27, 2014).

    Vast IRS Powers Unlikely To Be Curtailed By Supreme Court, But Maybe If They Got Audited..., Forbes.com (April 26, 2014).

    True Think Different? Neither An Officer Nor Director Be, Forbes.com (April 24, 2014).

    IRS Employees Act Up, Don't Pay Taxes But Still Get Bonuses—IRS Gone Wild?, Forbes.com (April 23, 2014).

    Offshore Accounts Can Mean Jail, And Not Just In U.S., Forbes.com (April 22, 2014).

    U.S. Ranks 94th Of 100 Tax Systems; What Slovakia Could Teach IRS, Forbes.com (April 20, 2014).

    IRS Targeting? How About Coerced Sex With IRS?, Forbes.com (April 19, 2014).

    Cayman Islands Is The New Switzerland, But Not The Way You Think, Forbes.com (April 18, 2014).

    Donald Rumsfeld Goes Tax Protester On IRS, But Should Aim At Congress, Forbes.com (April 17, 2014).

    Get Ready To Report Your Bitcoins To IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2014), p. 6.

    Man Pulls Submachine Gun Over 22¢ Tax: 'I'm Tax Exempt', Forbes.com (April 15, 2014).

    IRS Taxing Tax Day Freebies?, Forbes.com (April 14, 2014).

    Manny Pacquiao's $20M Victory Over Bradley Is Big Win For IRS Too, Forbes.com (April 13, 2014).

    Cell Block Tax Prep? Inmate Re-Arrested Doing Phony Returns, Forbes.com (April 12, 2014).

    April 15? Extend 'Til October, Reduce Audit Risk Too, Forbes.com (April 12, 2014).

    IRS Official Lerner Could Face 11 Years In Prison For Tea Party Scandal, Forbes.com (April 10, 2014).

    Paying Obamacare's 3.8% Investment Tax? Like Your Investments, Keep Your Investments, Forbes.com (April 10, 2014).

    Know Your Rights With IRS? What Rights?, Forbes.com (April 9, 2014).

    Report Says IRS Whistleblower Claims Can Languish For Years, Forbes.com (April 8, 2014).

    Incredibly, 48 Nations Embrace FATCA To Reveal U.S. Depositors, Forbes.com (April 7, 2014).

    World Travel, Great. Writing It Off? Priceless, Forbes.com (April 5, 2014).

    Tax-Smart Billionaires Who Work For $1, Forbes.com (April 5, 2014).

    How Long Can IRS Audit? It All Depends On You, Forbes.com (April 3, 2014).

    Caterpillar Bulldozes Tax Code Like Apple, Google & Facebook, Senators Allege, Forbes.com (April 1, 2014).

    Top 10 Tax Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs, Forbes.com (April 1, 2014).

    Steven Seagal Applauds Putin Over Crimea, Eyes Russian Citizenship, Forbes.com (March 30, 2014).

    Beware New IRS Phishing Scam—Go Fish For Deductions Instead, Forbes.com (March 29, 2014).

    What If IRS Makes You An Offer You Can't Refuse?, Forbes.com (March 28, 2014).

    Obamacare Delays Should Delay Tax Day Too: April 15? How About August, Forbes.com (March 27, 2014).

    IRS Says Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency, And Forms 1099 Are Required, Forbes.com (March 25, 2014).

    Supreme Court Rules Severance Pay Is Taxable Wages, Forbes.com (March 25, 2014).

    Marijuana While We Do Your Taxes?, Forbes.com (March 25, 2014).

    Twitter File: Will IRS Accept Your Taxes Via Tweet?, Forbes.com (March 24, 2014).

    Finding Lost Bitcoin Could Mean IRS Finds You, Forbes.com (March 23, 2014).

    7 Ways To Cut Your IRS Audit Risk, Forbes.com (March 19, 2014).

    Facts Matter In Rideshare Cases, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 18, 2014), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 18, 2014), p. 4.

    Key Facts About Corporations, S Elections & Buy-Sell Agreements, Forbes.com (March 18, 2014).

    Sell Your House Or Vacation Home Tax-Free In A 1031 Exchange?, Forbes.com (March 16, 2014).

    IRS Can Audit You Forever, But Key Steps Can Prevent It, Forbes.com (March 14, 2014).

    Film Taxes Ensnare Beckhams, Annie Lennox & More, Forbes.com (March 13, 2014).

    Guilty Plea By Credit Suisse Banker Could Blow The Lid Off, Forbes.com (March 12, 2014).

    Attention Online Shoppers: Amazon Tax Hearing Means Better Get Clicking, Forbes.com (March 12, 2014).

    American Tax Hustle For U.S. Citizens Abroad, Forbes.com (March 14, 2014).

    7 Key Rules About 1031 Exchanges—Before They're Repealed, Forbes.com (March 10, 2014).

    Tax Evasion Trial For Merkel Ally, Bayern Munich Football President Uli Hoeness, Forbes.com (March 10, 2014).

    Man Chokes H&R Block Tax Preparer As Block Settles Disability Case, Forbes.com (March 8, 2014).

    The Real Undiscovered Godfather In Bitcoin: FinCEN, Forbes.com (March 8, 2014).

    Gambler Who Lost $500,000 In Vegas Sues Casino: 'Too Drunk To Gamble', Forbes.com (March 7, 2014).

    Buried $10 Million In Gold Wasn't Stolen After All—Until Taxes, That Is, Forbes.com (March 7, 2014).

    Surprisingly Smart Move Before Doing Your Taxes, Forbes.com (March 5, 2014).

    3 Ways To Still Avoid Sales Tax Online, Forbes.com (March 4, 2014).

    Scariest Tax Form? Skip It, And IRS Can Audit Forever, Forbes.com (March 3, 2014).

    Oscar Freebies Balloon To $80K (Don't Tell IRS), Forbes.com (March 1, 2014).

    R.I.P. IRS? Not Hardly, Forbes.com (February 28, 2014).

    Couple Finds $10 Million In Gold Coins; Taxes Take Half, Forbes.com (February 26, 2014).

    Credit Suisse Goes To The Mattresses Over Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (February 25, 2014).

    Canada Defeats U.S. In Hockey & Gold Tally, But Not At FATCA, Forbes.com (February 24, 2014).

    7 Tips From Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gandolfini, & Other Celeb Estates, Forbes.com (February 23, 2014).

    Try Lady Gaga's Clever Clothes Write-Off On Your Taxes?, Forbes.com (February 18, 2014).

    Double Irish Dutch Sandwich On The Menu, For Now, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 18, 2014), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 18, 2014), p. 7.

    Feds Push Jail For Tax Crimes: Like Your Cell, Keep Your Cell, Forbes.com (February 16, 2014).

    Think Under 50 Employees Definitely Means No Obamacare? Think Again, Forbes.com (February 15, 2014).

    When Your Business Expenses Are Really Personal, Forbes.com (February 14, 2014).

    U.S. Tax Rates? Not Competitive, But California's Are Worse, Forbes.com (February 13, 2014).

    Dumb Starbucks, Now Dumb IRS, Forbes.com (February 11, 2014).

    Careful, You File Taxes Under Penalties Of Perjury, They're Not An Opening Offer, Forbes.com (February 10, 2014).

    Tax Payments and Statute Waivers Voided by Duress, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Vol. 142, No. 6, Tax Notes (February 10, 2014), p. 671.

    Win Olympic Gold, Cash, Then Endorsement Payday, Forbes.com (February 8, 2014).

    Canada Signs U.S. FATCA Deal, IRS To Get Data, Forbes.com (February 7, 2014).

    Americans Renouncing Citizenship Up 221%, All Aboard The FATCA Express, Forbes.com (February 6, 2014).

    Fudging Your Taxes? Prosecutions Are Way Up, But The Big Push Now Is Against Identity Thieves, Forbes.com (February 5, 2014).

    FATCA Fuels IRS Amnesty, But Advocate Calls It Harsh, Forbes.com (February 2, 2014).

    Islamic Finance Helps Businesses, Developers, Investors Worldwide, Forbes.com (January 30, 2014).

    ‘Kaepernicking’ All The Way To The Bank, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 30, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 30, 2014), p. 5.

    Is Opposing FATCA Supporting Tax Evasion?, Forbes.com (January 27, 2014).

    Behind The Grammys Taxes, Forbes.com (January 26, 2014).

    You'd Run Too If Your Take-Home Pay Was Only 15%, Forbes.com (January 25, 2014).

    7 Crippling Mistakes With Form 1099 That Cost Big, Forbes.com (January 25, 2014).

    Forget Amazon & Marketplace Fairness, Pets Don't Want To Be Taxed, Forbes.com (January 24, 2014).

    Vatican Money Laundering & Tax Charges Ensnare Flashy Monsignor, Forbes.com (January 23, 2014).

    To Minimize IRS Audit, Get Injured & Have Sex (Honest), Forbes.com (January 22, 2014).

    Writing Off Justin Bieber's $75,000 Strip Club Tab, Forbes.com (January 21, 2014).

    The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck, Forbes.com (January 21, 2014).

    Like Scrooge In Love, France's Hollande Wakes Promising Tax & Spending Cuts, Forbes.com (January 19, 2014).

    The Gun-Toting IRS, Forbes.com (January 18, 2014).

    Travel The World, Write It Up, Write It Off, Forbes.com (January 17, 2014).

    Even U.S. Banks Must Aid IRS Hunt For Offshore Accounts, Forbes.com (January 16, 2014).

    You Can't Deduct Your Ex On Your Taxes, Forbes.com (January 14, 2014).

    Prada Mimics Dolce & Gabbana Tax Trouble, Should Copy Apple & Google Instead, Forbes.com (January 13, 2014).

    49ers Kaepernick Win Boosts Kaepernicking, Forbes.com (January 12, 2014).

    From Spanish Royals To American Tax Protestors, Tax Evasion Can Mean Jail, Forbes.com (January 10, 2014).

    Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?, Forbes.com (January 8, 2014).

    Strippers Argue Free Speech In Court, Don't Stay In Vegas, Forbes.com (January 7, 2014).

    Downton Abbey Breaks Rating Record, Now Let's Tax It, Forbes.com (January 7, 2014).

    Forget 'Keep Your Plan' And The Website, Obamacare Taxes Are Worse, Forbes.com (January 4, 2014).

    Instead Of Flying Solo In Confronting The IRS, Make It A Family Affair, Forbes.com (January 3, 2014).

    Tax Pet Food? Even Amazon Can't Define It, Forbes.com (January 2, 2014).

    Americans Are Unwanted Worldwide (At Least By Banks), Forbes.com (January 1, 2014).

     

     

     

    TAX COLUMNS IN FORBES

     

    No Mickey Mouse Taxes On Jim Harbaugh's $48M Michigan Deal And 49ers Exit, Forbes.com (December 30, 2014).

    3 Quick Year End Steps Pay Off Big April 15, Forbes.com (December 30, 2014).

    IRS Hikes Offshore Account Penalty To 50% For Bank Leumi, Sovereign, 10 Others, Forbes.com (December 30, 2014).

    IRS Announces Tax Return Filing Season Opens January 20, 2015, Forbes.com (December 29, 2014).

    Bungled IRS Liens, Levies, Audits...But No Targeting, Just Ask Christine O'Donnell, Forbes.com (December 29, 2014).

    Vatican Bank Joins 100 Nations In FATCA Offshore Account Hunt, Forbes.com (December 29, 2014).

    In $400M Bank Leumi Tax Evasion Settlement, Who Was Willful?, Forbes.com (December 29, 2014).

    Targeting, Lost Emails, Delayed IRS Refunds, Now Taxing Christmas, Forbes.com (December 24, 2014).

    Who Shares In Marijuana Taxes? The Surprising Answer, Forbes.com (December 24, 2014).

    IRS Hid Conservative Targeting Until After 2012 Presidential Election. Smidgen Corrupt?, Forbes.com (December 23, 2014).

    Israel's Bank Leumi Settles U.S. Tax Charges For $400M, Gives Depositor Names, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To $1M Tax Fraud, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    Spain's Princess Cristina Faces Trial For Tax Evasion, Could Get Four Years, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    Willful Tax Evader Jailed Despite Cloak Of Religious Observance, Forbes.com (December 22, 2014).

    Rev. Al Sharpton's Key Tax Tips...From Lois Lerner, Forbes.com (December 20, 2014).

    IRS Issues John Doe Summons To FedEx, DHL, UPS, HSBC In Massive Offshore Account Hunt, Forbes.com (December 20, 2014).

    Uber's Growing Tax Problems, Forbes.com (December 18, 2014).

    Ranking Facebook, Boris Johnson, Google On Taxes (Diplomatically Please), Forbes.com (December 19, 2014).

    8 Tax Tips For Year-End Now That 'Extenders' Passed, Forbes.com (December 18, 2014).

    20 Facts About IRS Targeting, Those Emails And The White House, Forbes.com (December 17, 2014).

    20 Really Stupid Things In The U.S. Tax Code, Forbes.com (December 16, 2014).

    IRS Can Audit For Three Years, Six...Or Forever, Forbes.com (December 15, 2014).

    Tax Fraud Queen's 21 Year Prison Term Struck Down—Despite Facebook Taunts, Forbes.com (December 13, 2014).

    Obama Justice Department Was Involved In IRS Targeting, Lerner Emails Reveal, Forbes.com (December 10, 2014).

    Feds Propose Taxing Marijuana, True Cash Crop, Forbes.com (December 10, 2014).

    Employee Or Independent Contractor? Bigger Than Immigration, Forbes.com (December 8, 2014).

    Recovered IRS Emails Can't Be Revealed Because Of Privacy...That Was Already Breached, Forbes.com (December 4, 2014).

    What IRS Calls 'Willful'—Even A Smidgen—Can Mean Penalties Or Jail, Forbes.com (December 3, 2014).

    Horrible Bosses, IRS Edition, Forbes.com (December 2, 2014).

    Avoid Sales Tax Online Cyber Monday (Or Any Other Day), Forbes.com (December 2, 2014).

    Are Criminals Outsmarting The IRS?, Forbes.com (November 29, 2014).

    In 'Lost' Trove Of IRS Emails, 2,500 May Link White House To Confidential Taxpayer Data, Forbes.com (November 27, 2014).

    Taxing Two Thanksgiving Gentlemen, Forbes.com (November 26, 2014).

    Now Unhappy, Happy's Pizza Founder Is Convicted Of Tax Fraud, Forbes.com (November 26, 2014).

    Jersey Shore's Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Tax Evasion Trial Delayed, Forbes.com (November 25, 2014).

    London's Boris Johnson Gets Help In IRS Fight, Forbes.com (November 25, 2014).

    Even Non-Owner Signers On Offshore Accounts Face FATCA And FBAR Risks, Forbes.com (November 24, 2014).

    Manny Pacquiao Beats Chris Algieri, But Two Tax Fights Loom, Forbes.com (November 23, 2014).

    'Lost' Lois Lerner Emails Found Despite 'No Backup' Claims. IRS Has No Comment, Forbes.com (November 22, 2014).

    700 Year Sentence For Tax Fraud, While Failing To File Is A Misdemeanor, Forbes.com (November 21, 2014).

    London Mayor Boris Johnson Politely Gives IRS The Finger, Forbes.com (November 20, 2014).

    Lessons From Rev. Al Sharpton's $4.5 Million Tax Bill, Forbes.com (November 19, 2014).

    Was Obamacare's Cadillac Tax Misrepresented?, Forbes.com (November 19, 2014).

    Mayor Boris Johnson's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day...As An American, Forbes.com (November 18, 2014).

    Post-Guilty Plea Advice From Credit Suisse?, Forbes.com (November 17, 2014).

    I Am Canada, Hear Me Roar Mr. President, Forbes.com (November 15, 2014).

    Bend It Like Buffett, Forbes.com (November 14, 2014).

    Another Swiss Banker Indicted For U.S. Tax Crimes, Forbes.com (November 14, 2014).

    IRS Loses 'Lavish Spending Is Tax Evasion' Case, Big Spenders Rejoice, Forbes.com (November 13, 2014).

    Harold Hamm's Billion Dollar Divorce And The IRS, Forbes.com (November 11, 2014).

    FATCA Letters Promise Disclosure To IRS, What To Do?, Forbes.com (November 10, 2014).

    Tax Evasion Trial Looms For Spain's Princess Cristina, Trumps Lionel Messi Charges, Forbes.com (November 9, 2014).

    Death To The Soda Tax, Long Live The Soda Tax, Forbes.com (November 8, 2014).

    Top UBS Banker Not Guilty Of Tax Evasion, Big Blow To Offshore Crackdown, Forbes.com (November 3, 2014).

    From Jersey Shore To Real Housewives To Real Estate Gurus, Deducting Everything Can Be Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (November 2, 2014).

    Americans Renounce Citizenship In New Record Numbers, Forbes.com (October 30, 2014).

    51 Nations Swap Offshore Account & Tax Data, FATCA On Steroids, Forbes.com (October 30, 2014).

    California Ranks 48th Of 50 States For Tax Climate, Hardly Golden, Forbes.com (October 28, 2014).

    Ebola Confinement Lawsuits? You Bet, Forbes.com (October 28, 2014).

    5.5 Million Americans Eye Giving Up U.S. Citizenship, Survey Reveals, Forbes.com (October 27, 2014).

    Dolce & Gabbana Cleared Of Tax Evasion, Could Help Lionel Messi Trial, Forbes.com (October 25, 2014).

    73 Of 100 Swiss Banks In Bed With The IRS Are Eyeing The Sofa, Forbes.com (October 25, 2014).

    Sufi Islamic Organization Used In Alleged Tax Fraud, Forbes.com (October 23, 2014).

    Free Speech Is Fundamental, Yet Tax Protesters Get Penalties Or Jail, Forbes.com (October 22, 2014).

    Alibaba Is The New Amazon In Taxes (Just Ask Yahoo), Forbes.com (October 21, 2014).

    IRS Blocks Inversions, So AbbVie Pays $1.64 Billion Kill Fee To Shire...And Deducts It, Forbes.com (October 20, 2014).

    IRS Explains How To Come Clean On Offshore Accounts, Forbes.com (October 17, 2014).

    Patent Boxes Come To Ireland & UK, Why Not U.S.?, Forbes.com (October 16, 2014).

    1,000 Year Old Viking Gold Found By Treasure Hunter, Forbes.com (October 14, 2014).

    Ireland Corks Double Irish Tax Deal, Closing Time For Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Forbes.com (October 14, 2014).

    100 Swiss Banks Get Ultimatum: Hand Over Americans Or Face U.S. Prosecution, Forbes.com (October 13, 2014).

    Obama's Attorney General, Secret Service And Prostitutes? Ask IRS, Forbes.com (October 12, 2014).

    President Obama, Audit Threats, And Rogue IRS Employees, Forbes.com (October 11, 2014).

    Lois Lerner And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Forbes.com (October 9, 2014).

    IRS Gives Big Tax Break To Canadians—Hallelujah!, Forbes.com (October 8, 2014).

    Manny Pacquiao Ordered To Explain His Taxes In Court: Is Pacman Now Taxman?, Forbes.com (October 7, 2014).

    Is IRS A Smidgen Corrupt? Ask Lois Lerner, NetJets, Buffett & 150 Million Taxpayers, Forbes.com (October 6, 2014).

    Lionel Messi Loses Appeal, Criminal Tax Case Heads Toward Trial, Forbes.com (October 3, 2014).

    Jersey Shore's 'The Situation' Delays Tax Evasion Case....To Film 'Marriage Boot Camp', Forbes.com (October 3, 2014).

    Merck Or Mom & Pop, Taxes Control Business Sales, Forbes.com (October 2, 2014).

    Wesley Snipes, Blade 4, And Post-Prison Tax Tips, Forbes.com (October 1, 2014).

    If Apple's 2% Irish Tax Deal Is Illegal, Fines Could Be Billions, Forbes.com (September 30, 2014).

    IRS Flubs 57% Of Tax Collections, Says Audit Of IRS, Forbes.com (September 29, 2014).

    Invent A Church, Skip Taxes, Enrage IRS, Go To Jail, Forbes.com (September 28, 2014).

    Hiding Assets Under Pet Names Looks Willful, Even For Lionel Messi With 400 Goals, Forbes.com (September 27, 2014).

    When Hacked Celebs Sue Apple, Guess Who Cashes In?, Forbes.com (September 26, 2014).

    Jersey Shore's Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Indicted For $8.9 Million Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (September 24, 2014).

    Derek Jeter's Big Tax Bill On 'Gifts' That Really Aren't Gifts, Forbes.com (September 24, 2014).

    IRS's Lois Lerner Breaks Silence, 'Did Nothing Wrong,' But Still Won't Testify, Forbes.com (September 23, 2014).

    Armed With FATCA, IRS Hunts Offshore Tax Evaders, While Canada Eases Up, Forbes.com (September 22, 2014).

    French Burn Tax Office, But Don't Try It In U.S., Forbes.com (September 21, 2014).

    Congress Moves To Reform The IRS, Forbes.com (September 19, 2014).

    Which IRS Offshore Amnesty Program Is Right For You?, Forbes.com (September 18, 2014).

    NFL Faces Bills To Kill Tax Exemption Over Redskins Name, Abuse And More, Forbes.com (September 17, 2014).

    How Come HSBC's $550 Million Housing Settlement Actually Costs Taxpayers $192 Million?, Forbes.com (September 16, 2014).

    Forget Zimbabwe, U.S. Tax System Ranks At Bottom, Just Better Than Portugal, Forbes.com (September 16, 2014).

    Payroll Taxes Can Bring IRS To Your Door, Even Land You In Jail, Forbes.com (September 15, 2014).

    Bid On Michael Jackson Treasures, Help Estate Fight IRS Too, Forbes.com (September 13, 2014).

    Dear Son, Why You Should Leave America Now, Forbes.com (September 12, 2014).

    Best Tax Excuse Ever? 'Phobia Of Bureaucracy', Forbes.com (September 11, 2014).

    Paying Tax With Art Is Legal In UK & Mexico, Why Not In US?, Forbes.com (September 10, 2014).

    Canadians Attack U.S. Expat Rules, Decrying 'Accidental Americans', Forbes.com (September 9, 2014).

    Can 1.3 Million Walmart Workers Deduct 'Uniforms' On Their Taxes?, Forbes.com (September 8, 2014).

    IRS Loses Emails Of 5 More Key Employees, Including Lois Lerner's Aide, Forbes.com (September 8, 2014).

    Race Sales? LA Clippers, Now Atlanta Hawks, & IRS Wins Big, Forbes.com (September 8, 2014).

    Monet Found In German Suitcase Part Of Nazi Loot, Forbes.com (September 7, 2014).

    BP 'Grossly Negligent' In Gulf Spill, Eyes $18 Billion Penalty—And Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (September 5, 2014).

    IRS Employee Charged With Tax Fraud Over Refund Skim, Forbes.com (September 4, 2014).

    Burger King's 'Not About The Taxes' Whopper? Playboy For The Articles, Forbes.com (September 4, 2014).

    $21.5 Million In Marijuana Taxes Just Went Up In Smoke, Forbes.com (September 2, 2014).

    Serious Lessons From Comedian Chris Tucker's $14 Million IRS Bill, Forbes.com (September 2, 2014).

    $100 Million Later, The Ice Bucket Challenge May Not Lower Your Taxes After All, Forbes.com (August 31, 2014).

    Driving Ferrari But Reporting Low Income To IRS Gets Ticket To Jail, Forbes.com (August 30, 2014).

    Vanessa Williams Slapped With Six Figure IRS Tax Lien, Forbes.com (August 29, 2014).

    Buffett's 'Burger Tim' Inversion Adds Tax Bonus For Shareholders—Think Free Curly Fries, Forbes.com (August 29, 2014).

    U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%, Forbes.com (August 28, 2014).

    FedEx Misclassified Drivers As Independent Contractors, Rules Ninth Circuit, Forbes.com (August 27, 2014).

    Lost & Found IRS Emails Suggest Smidgen Of Confusion, Or Worse, Forbes.com (August 26, 2014).

    Whopper Reason Shareholders Should Hate Inversions? (Hint, It's Not About Patriotism), Forbes.com (August 27, 2014).

    Whopper? Microsoft Skirts Billions In Taxes, Google, HP & Apple Have It Their Way Too, Forbes.com (August 26, 2014).

    Tax Refund Scam From Prison Yields More Prison, Forbes.com (August 24, 2014).

    Marijuana Taxes Are Upheld, But Paying Them Could Incriminate You, Forbes.com (August 23, 2014).

    Manny Pacquiao Lands $75 Million Blow In Tax Evasion Case, Forbes.com (August 22, 2014).

    BofA Grabs $12 Billion Tax Write-Off From $17 Billion Mortgage Settlement, Forbes.com (August 21, 2014).

    When Payroll Taxes Pyramid It Means Penalties, Even Jail, Forbes.com (August 21, 2014).

    For Lionel Messi Or 'Hot Lips' Kramer, Secrecy Can Spell Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (August 20, 2014).

    10 Facts About FATCA, America's Manifest Destiny Law Changing Banking Worldwide, Forbes.com (August 19, 2014).

    Are 'Expendables 3' & IRS Equally Expendable?, Forbes.com (August 17, 2014).

    Texas Governor Rick Perry Is Indicted, Forbes.com (August 15, 2014).

    Dear Mr. President, Why I'm Leaving America, Forbes.com (August 15, 2014).

    Forget Inversions, These 20 Huge, Profitable Companies Already Pay Zero Tax, Forbes.com (August 15, 2014).

    Shocking Report Says Nonprofits Owe $875 Million In Taxes To IRS, Forbes.com (August 14, 2014).

    Trending Now: Inversions & Hating Them, Forbes.com (August 13, 2014).

    Canadians File Suit To Block FATCA And Prohibit Handover Of U.S. Names To IRS, Forbes.com (August 12, 2014).

    'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Is Surprisingly All About Taxes, Forbes.com (August 11, 2014).

    Robert Redford Sues New York Over $1.6 Million Sundance Tax Bill, Forbes.com (August 9, 2014).

    How Lottery Winners, Losers & Underground Brokers Beat Taxes, Forbes.com (August 8, 2014).

    Many Americans Renounce Citizenship, Hitting New Record, Forbes.com (August 7, 2014).

    Walgreens Stays At Corner Of Patriotic and Globally Taxable, Forbes.com (August 5, 2014).

    All Together Now: U.S. Tax Code Is A Rotting Carcass, Forbes.com (August 5, 2014).

    Feds Push Prison For Undisclosed Offshore Accounts, Forbes.com (August 4, 2014).

    Lionel Messi Tax Evasion Case (Secrecy = Willfulness) Impacts U.S. & U.K. Taxpayers Too, Forbes.com (August 3, 2014).

    Savvy 24 Year Old's $66 Million Mega Lottery Win—On Friday The 13th, Forbes.com (August 1, 2014).

    Screwed By IRS? No, Actual Sex With IRS, Forbes.com (July 31, 2014).

    More People—And Now Companies—Exit U.S. Taxes, Forbes.com (July 30, 2014).

    IRS Totes Guns, But Doesn't Use Helicopters—Yet, Forbes.com (July 29, 2014).

    The Real 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Is Dealing With IRS, Forbes.com (July 28, 2014).

    Obama Calls Offshore Deals 'Unpatriotic' Yet Funds, Investors, Boards Jump Aboard, Forbes.com (July 27, 2014).

    Who Scalps Ticket Scalpers? IRS, Forbes.com (July 25, 2014).

    Paying In Cash? Careful, It Can Mean Jail, Forbes.com (July 24, 2014).

    10 Signs Your Tax Missteps Are 'Willful' Triggering IRS Penalties Or Jail, Forbes.com (July 23, 2014).

    New Clues In Philip Seymour Hoffman's Costly Estate Plan, Forbes.com (July 22, 2014).

    Swiss Walgreens? $4 Billion Tax Cut Considered At Corner Of Happy, Healthy & Tax-Free, Forbes.com (July 21, 2014).

    Despite Yearlong Investigation Of IRS, DOJ Just Learned Of Lost Emails From News Media, Forbes.com (July 18, 2014).

    Supersizing Warren Buffett's $2.8 Billion Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (July 17, 2014).

    Obama Treasury Urges Halt Of Inversions For Foreign Headquarters & Tax Savings, Forbes.com (July 16, 2014).

    Hidden Cash Or Hidden Bitcoin Discovery Is Windfall To IRS Too, Forbes.com (July 15, 2014).

    Does The Real IRS 'Dirty Dozen' Include Their Own Targeting, Rogue Agents, Lost Emails And More?, Forbes.com (July 14, 2014).

    Cash For Best World Cup Fake Injuries?, Forbes.com (July 12, 2014).

    IRS Email Hunt Shows Lerner Switched To Texts, Which Aren't Kept....'Perfect', Forbes.com (July 11, 2014).

    LA Dodgers Draw $18 Million Verdict In Fan Beating Case....Before Taxes, Forbes.com (July 10, 2014).

    Five Stages Of Grief, IRS Version, Forbes.com (July 8, 2014).

    Seinfeld's 10 Enduring Lessons—About The IRS, Forbes.com (July 5, 2014).

    Hate Taxes? Move To Tax-Free Puerto Rico, Stay American, Avoid IRS, Forbes.com (July 4, 2014).

    The BNP Paribas $9 Billion Terror Settlement & Tax Deductions, Forbes.com (July 2, 2014).

    FATCA, IRS Global Tax Law, Is Everywhere—Even Russia & China, Forbes.com (July 1, 2014).

    What IRS Calls 'Willful' May Surprise You—And Mean Penalties, Even Jail, Forbes.com (June 30, 2014).

    Should You File First Time FBAR Or Wait?, Forbes.com (June 29, 2014).

    Work From Home—Yes, Even Cribside, Forbes.com (June 28, 2014).

    Surprisingly Important IRS Deadline? June 30, Here's Why, Forbes.com (June 25, 2014).

    Lois Lerner's Law Makes 'I Lost My Receipts' Legal With IRS!, Forbes.com (June 24, 2014).

    IRS Names Offshore Accounts With Higher Penalties—Unless You Beat August 4, 2014 Deadline, Forbes.com (June 22, 2014).

    IRS & White House Defiant On Lost Emails As Supreme Court Upholds Challenge To IRS Summons, Forbes.com (June 21, 2014).

    IRS Increases Offshore 'Amnesty' Penalty From 27.5% To 50%, Makes Other Changes, Forbes.com (June 18, 2014).

    IRS Announces Better Offshore Amnesty Program, Forbes.com (June 18, 2014).

    Medtronic To Buy Covidien, Go Irish, Says It's Not About Offshore Taxes, Forbes.com (June 16, 2014).

    Dear Mr. President: Is There A 'Smidgen Of Corruption?' In IRS 'Lost' Lerner Emails?, Forbes.com (June 14, 2014).

    IRS Loses Lois Lerner EmailsWhat Tea Party Targeting?, Forbes.com (June 13, 2014).

    Protests Show Uber Is Über Alles, Forbes.com (June 13, 2014).

    Donald Sterling Won't Sell Clippers After All—Too Late To Call Off The IRS?, Forbes.com (June 11, 2014).

    IRS Announces A Taxpayer Bill Of Rights, Forbes.com (June 10, 2014).

    IRS Penalties Can Feel Cruel, But Are They Ever Unconstitutional?, Forbes.com (June 10, 2014).

    Offshore Bank Letters, FATCA, & IRS Penalties—Are Any Choices Left?, Forbes.com (June 9, 2014).

    Uber Is Worth $18.2 Billion—Should Uber, Lyft & Sidecar Pay For Criminal Acts?, Forbes.com (June 7, 2014).

    Big Winner In Triple Crown Bets? Hint: Not California Chrome, Forbes.com (June 7, 2014).

    If An Individual Pulled The Tax Gimmicks Of Apple And Other Big Companies, They'd Go To Jail, Forbes.com (June 6, 2014).

    Donald Sterling's Last Laugh: Tax-Free $2 Billion Clippers Sale, Forbes.com (June 4, 2014).

    IRS Nets Offshore Data From 77,000 Banks, 70 Countries In FATCA Push, Forbes.com (June 3, 2014).

    Janitor Finds $100K In Toilet, Gets $76K Reward—Before Taxes, Forbes.com (May 30, 2014).

    Court Upholds Record FBAR Penalties, Exceeding Offshore Account Balance, Forbes.com (May 29, 2014).

    Man Convicted Over Threat To Kill IRS Agent—You Thought Your Audit Was Bad, Forbes.com (May 27, 2014).

    Corporate Cannabis? Legal Marijuana Goes Legit, Forbes.com (May 27, 2014).

    Even Memorial Day, Some Americans Wish They Weren't, Forbes.com (May 25, 2014).

    With $3.3 Billion Owed, Should Tax-Delinquent Federal Employees—Including IRS—Be Fired?, Forbes.com (May 23, 2014).

    Scoring Damages In NFL Painkiller Lawsuit, Forbes.com (May 22, 2014).

    Owe IRS? Dog The Bounty Hunter May Collect, Forbes.com (May 21, 2014).

    Guilty Credit Suisse Won't Deduct $2.6 Billion Fine, But Depositor Names Remain Elusive, Forbes.com (May 20, 2014).

    Credit Suisse: Guilty, $2.6 Billion Fine, But Avoids Death in U.S.—UBS Was Luckier, Forbes.com (May 19, 2014).

    California Ranks Last With CEOs, Toyota Goes, Now Worst In Taxes: Why California's Dreamin', Forbes.com (May 16, 2014).

    Tax Break For Burning Your Belly Fat?, Forbes.com (May 14, 2014).

    Why Pfizer & Other U.S. Firms Seek Foreign Mergers (Hint: Tina Turner Tax Benefits), Forbes.com (May 13, 2014).

    Forget France's 75% And 100% Tax, Tax Rate In Hawaii Hits 367,000%, Forbes.com (May 10, 2014).

    IRS Can Only Go Back 3 Years, Right? How About 10 Years Or Forever, Forbes.com (May 9, 2014).

    Lois Lerner Of IRS Is Held In Contempt, Next Prosecution?, Forbes.com (May 7, 2014).

    Mr. Putin, Tear Down That FATCA, Forbes.com (May 7, 2014).

    Gold Bars Pulled From 1850s Shipwreck? Taxable Says IRS, Forbes.com (May 6, 2014).

    Record Numbers Renounce U.S. Citizenship—And Many Aren't Counted, Forbes.com (May 3, 2014).

    Taxing Apple's $119.6 Million Patent Verdict Against Samsung, Forbes.com (May 3, 2014).

    This Kentucky Derby Bet Nets Cash, Aids Boston Victims, Even Tax Write-off, Forbes.com (May 2, 2014).

    Jail Upheld For Dolce & Gabbana. Why They'll Never Wear Stripes, Forbes.com (May 1, 2014).

    Toyota's California Texas Two-Step's Tax Savings For Employees Too, Forbes.com (April 28, 2014).

    IRS Employees Gone Wild? Bonus Outrage Continues, Forbes.com (April 27, 2014).

    Vast IRS Powers Unlikely To Be Curtailed By Supreme Court, But Maybe If They Got Audited..., Forbes.com (April 26, 2014).

    True Think Different? Neither An Officer Nor Director Be, Forbes.com (April 24, 2014).

    IRS Employees Act Up, Don't Pay Taxes But Still Get Bonuses—IRS Gone Wild?, Forbes.com (April 23, 2014).

    Offshore Accounts Can Mean Jail, And Not Just In U.S., Forbes.com (April 22, 2014).

    U.S. Ranks 94th Of 100 Tax Systems; What Slovakia Could Teach IRS, Forbes.com (April 20, 2014).

    IRS Targeting? How About Coerced Sex With IRS?, Forbes.com (April 19, 2014).

    Cayman Islands Is The New Switzerland, But Not The Way You Think, Forbes.com (April 18, 2014).

    Donald Rumsfeld Goes Tax Protester On IRS, But Should Aim At Congress, Forbes.com (April 17, 2014).

    Man Pulls Submachine Gun Over 22¢ Tax: 'I'm Tax Exempt', Forbes.com (April 15, 2014).

    IRS Taxing Tax Day Freebies?, Forbes.com (April 14, 2014).

    Manny Pacquiao's $20M Victory Over Bradley Is Big Win For IRS Too, Forbes.com (April 13, 2014).

    Cell Block Tax Prep? Inmate Re-Arrested Doing Phony Returns, Forbes.com (April 12, 2014).

    April 15? Extend 'Til October, Reduce Audit Risk Too, Forbes.com (April 12, 2014).

    IRS Official Lerner Could Face 11 Years In Prison For Tea Party Scandal, Forbes.com (April 10, 2014).

    Paying Obamacare's 3.8% Investment Tax? Like Your Investments, Keep Your Investments, Forbes.com (April 10, 2014).

    Know Your Rights With IRS? What Rights?, Forbes.com (April 9, 2014).

    Report Says IRS Whistleblower Claims Can Languish For Years, Forbes.com (April 8, 2014).

    Incredibly, 48 Nations Embrace FATCA To Reveal U.S. Depositors, Forbes.com (April 7, 2014).

    World Travel, Great. Writing It Off? Priceless, Forbes.com (April 5, 2014).

    Tax-Smart Billionaires Who Work For $1, Forbes.com (April 5, 2014).

    How Long Can IRS Audit? It All Depends On You, Forbes.com (April 3, 2014).

    Caterpillar Bulldozes Tax Code Like Apple, Google & Facebook, Senators Allege, Forbes.com (April 1, 2014).

    Top 10 Tax Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs, Forbes.com (April 1, 2014).

    Steven Seagal Applauds Putin Over Crimea, Eyes Russian Citizenship, Forbes.com (March 30, 2014).

    Beware New IRS Phishing Scam—Go Fish For Deductions Instead, Forbes.com (March 29, 2014).

    What If IRS Makes You An Offer You Can't Refuse?, Forbes.com (March 28, 2014).

    Obamacare Delays Should Delay Tax Day Too: April 15? How About August, Forbes.com (March 27, 2014).

    IRS Says Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency, And Forms 1099 Are Required, Forbes.com (March 25, 2014).

    Supreme Court Rules Severance Pay Is Taxable Wages, Forbes.com (March 25, 2014).

    Marijuana While We Do Your Taxes?, Forbes.com (March 25, 2014).

    Twitter File: Will IRS Accept Your Taxes Via Tweet?, Forbes.com (March 24, 2014).

    Finding Lost Bitcoin Could Mean IRS Finds You, Forbes.com (March 23, 2014).

    Win A Lawsuit, Pay IRS—Even On Your Attorney's Fees, Forbes.com (March 21, 2014).

    No Tax Deduction For Toyota's $1.2 Billion 'What Sudden Acceleration?' Settlement, Forbes.com (March 20, 2014).

    7 Ways To Cut Your IRS Audit Risk, Forbes.com (March 19, 2014).

    Key Facts About Corporations, S Elections & Buy-Sell Agreements, Forbes.com (March 18, 2014).

    Tax Break Just For Lawyers, Forbes.com (March 17, 2014).

    Sell Your House Or Vacation Home Tax-Free In A 1031 Exchange?, Forbes.com (March 16, 2014).

    IRS Can Audit You Forever, But Key Steps Can Prevent It, Forbes.com (March 14, 2014).

    Film Taxes Ensnare Beckhams, Annie Lennox & More, Forbes.com (March 13, 2014).

    Guilty Plea By Credit Suisse Banker Could Blow The Lid Off, Forbes.com (March 12, 2014).

    Attention Online Shoppers: Amazon Tax Hearing Means Better Get Clicking, Forbes.com (March 12, 2014).

    American Tax Hustle For U.S. Citizens Abroad, Forbes.com (March 14, 2014).

    7 Key Rules About 1031 Exchanges—Before They're Repealed, Forbes.com (March 10, 2014).

    Tax Evasion Trial For Merkel Ally, Bayern Munich Football President Uli Hoeness, Forbes.com (March 10, 2014).

    Man Chokes H&R Block Tax Preparer As Block Settles Disability Case, Forbes.com (March 8, 2014).

    The Real Undiscovered Godfather In Bitcoin: FinCEN, Forbes.com (March 8, 2014).

    Gambler Who Lost $500,000 In Vegas Sues Casino: 'Too Drunk To Gamble', Forbes.com (March 7, 2014).

    Buried $10 Million In Gold Wasn't Stolen After All—Until Taxes, That Is, Forbes.com (March 7, 2014).

    Surprisingly Smart Move Before Doing Your Taxes, Forbes.com (March 5, 2014).

    3 Ways To Still Avoid Sales Tax Online, Forbes.com (March 4, 2014).

    Scariest Tax Form? Skip It, And IRS Can Audit Forever, Forbes.com (March 3, 2014).

    Oscar Freebies Balloon To $80K (Don't Tell IRS), Forbes.com (March 1, 2014).

    R.I.P. IRS? Not Hardly, Forbes.com (February 28, 2014).

    Couple Finds $10 Million In Gold Coins; Taxes Take Half, Forbes.com (February 26, 2014).

    Credit Suisse Goes To The Mattresses Over Tax Evasion, Forbes.com (February 25, 2014).

    Canada Defeats U.S. In Hockey & Gold Tally, But Not At FATCA, Forbes.com (February 24, 2014).

    7 Tips From Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gandolfini, & Other Celeb Estates, Forbes.com (February 23, 2014).

    Lawsuit Funding Lures Investors, Plaintiffs & Lawyers, Forbes.com (February 20, 2014).

    Try Lady Gaga's Clever Clothes Write-Off On Your Taxes?, Forbes.com (February 18, 2014).

    Feds Push Jail For Tax Crimes: Like Your Cell, Keep Your Cell, Forbes.com (February 16, 2014).

    Think Under 50 Employees Definitely Means No Obamacare? Think Again, Forbes.com (February 15, 2014).

    When Your Business Expenses Are Really Personal, Forbes.com (February 14, 2014).

    U.S. Tax Rates? Not Competitive, But California's Are Worse, Forbes.com (February 13, 2014).

    Dumb Starbucks, Now Dumb IRS, Forbes.com (February 11, 2014).

    Careful, You File Taxes Under Penalties Of Perjury, They're Not An Opening Offer, Forbes.com (February 10, 2014).

    Win Olympic Gold, Cash, Then Endorsement Payday, Forbes.com (February 8, 2014).

    Canada Signs U.S. FATCA Deal, IRS To Get Data, Forbes.com (February 7, 2014).

    Americans Renouncing Citizenship Up 221%, All Aboard The FATCA Express, Forbes.com (February 6, 2014).

    Obamacare Kills 2.5 Million Jobs? That Doesn't Count Independent Contractors, Forbes.com (February 6, 2014).

    Fudging Your Taxes? Prosecutions Are Way Up, But The Big Push Now Is Against Identity Thieves, Forbes.com (February 5, 2014).

    FATCA Fuels IRS Amnesty, But Advocate Calls It Harsh, Forbes.com (February 2, 2014).

    Islamic Finance Helps Businesses, Developers, Investors Worldwide, Forbes.com (January 30, 2014).

    Higher Minimum Wage Means More Independent Contractors—And Disputes, Forbes.com (January 29, 2014).

    Will Death Suit Bring Über Big Liability For Uber?, Forbes.com (January 28, 2014).

    Is Opposing FATCA Supporting Tax Evasion?, Forbes.com (January 27, 2014).

    Behind The Grammys Taxes, Forbes.com (January 26, 2014).

    You'd Run Too If Your Take-Home Pay Was Only 15%, Forbes.com (January 25, 2014).

    7 Crippling Mistakes With Form 1099 That Cost Big, Forbes.com (January 25, 2014).

    Forget Amazon & Marketplace Fairness, Pets Don't Want To Be Taxed, Forbes.com (January 24, 2014).

    Vatican Money Laundering & Tax Charges Ensnare Flashy Monsignor, Forbes.com (January 23, 2014).

    To Minimize IRS Audit, Get Injured & Have Sex (Honest), Forbes.com (January 22, 2014).

    Writing Off Justin Bieber's $75,000 Strip Club Tab, Forbes.com (January 21, 2014).

    The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck, Forbes.com (January 21, 2014).

    Like Scrooge In Love, France's Hollande Wakes Promising Tax & Spending Cuts, Forbes.com (January 19, 2014).

    The Gun-Toting IRS, Forbes.com (January 18, 2014).

    Travel The World, Write It Up, Write It Off, Forbes.com (January 17, 2014).

    Even U.S. Banks Must Aid IRS Hunt For Offshore Accounts, Forbes.com (January 16, 2014).

    You Can't Deduct Your Ex On Your Taxes, Forbes.com (January 14, 2014).

    Prada Mimics Dolce & Gabbana Tax Trouble, Should Copy Apple & Google Instead, Forbes.com (January 13, 2014).

    49ers Kaepernick Win Boosts Kaepernicking, Forbes.com (January 12, 2014).

    From Spanish Royals To American Tax Protestors, Tax Evasion Can Mean Jail, Forbes.com (January 10, 2014).

    JP Morgan's Nondeductible Madoff Deal Could Kill Deductible Legal Settlements, Forbes.com (January 9, 2014).

    Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?, Forbes.com (January 8, 2014).

    Strippers Argue Free Speech In Court, Don't Stay In Vegas, Forbes.com (January 7, 2014).

    Downton Abbey Breaks Rating Record, Now Let's Tax It, Forbes.com (January 7, 2014).

    Forget 'Keep Your Plan' And The Website, Obamacare Taxes Are Worse, Forbes.com (January 4, 2014).

    Instead Of Flying Solo In Confronting The IRS, Make It A Family Affair, Forbes.com (January 3, 2014).

    Tax Pet Food? Even Amazon Can't Define It, Forbes.com (January 2, 2014).

    Americans Are Unwanted Worldwide (At Least By Banks), Forbes.com (January 1, 2014).

     

     

     

    TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    20 Reasons We Need A New Tax Code, If You Need That Many, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 24, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 24, 2014), p. 5.

    You’ve Won The Case, Your Client Will Recover, So Now What?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 21, 2014), p. 9. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 21, 2014), p. 9.

    At 48th, Is California Still Golden?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 3, 2014), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 3, 2014), p. 7.

    Tax System Should Be Fair — And Perceived As Fair, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 20, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 20, 2014), p. 6.

    Fresh Produce And Tax Law At Your Local Farmers’ Market, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 17, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 17, 2014), p. 5.

    Inversions May Be Trending Now, But They’re Not New, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 14, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 14, 2014), p. 5.

    ‘Getting Screwed By The IRS’ Isn’t Just An Expression, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 6, 2014), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 6, 2014), p. 4.

    Seinfeld, Tax Lessons, Yada, Yada, Yada, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 10, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 10, 2014), p. 5.

    Taxpayer Rights And Selective Disclosure, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 27, 2014), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 27, 2014), p. 8.

    How, When To Address Taxes In Mediation, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 6, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 6, 2014), p. 6.

    Expatriation On A Record Pace This Year, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 19, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 19, 2014), p. 6.

    Take-Home Pay Is Bigger In Texas, Too, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 14, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 14, 2014), p. 6.

    Get Ready To Report Your Bitcoins To IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2014), p. 6.

    Facts Matter In Rideshare Cases, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 18, 2014), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 18, 2014), p. 4.

    Double Irish Dutch Sandwich On The Menu, For Now, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 18, 2014), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 18, 2014), p. 7.

    ‘Kaepernicking’ All The Way To The Bank, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 30, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 30, 2014), p. 5.

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About FATCA, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 2, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 2, 2014), p. 6.