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Is there a Patriotic Duty to Pay Higher Tax?

The case of Helvering v Gregory made popular one of the most famous tax quotes, which may also be one of the most misunderstood quotes. In his opinion, Learned Hand commented that “[a]ny one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.

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IRS Fresh Start - What is it really?

The IRS Fresh Start Program is much advertised to eliminate tax debts, but does it work that way? We will explore what this program is and is not and how it may help you.

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The Attack on the Courts

A recent Court of Appeals casegarnered much attention due to the court’s outrage at being ignored. In that case,Baez-Sanchez originally applied for a specialized visa that required a waiver. The request first went to an immigration judge, then to the Board of Immigration Appeals, back to the immigration judge, back to the Board, then to the Court of Appeals.

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The ever changing scope of 230 - Part 2

In Part I, we looked at recent cases that have eroded the scope of Circular 230 and asked whether or not this was the right result. In this part, we will look at the fundamental question that was presented in each of the three cases, should the act of preparing a tax return be considered practice before the IRS?

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