Highlights from some of our favorite tax bloggers this week:
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Crime never pays
- The Tax Factor: The Maryland woman charged in a massive fraud while working in the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue, plus breakdowns of how a New York strip club was denied an arts exemption and how the IRS recently failed to notify almost a million and half taypayers that they qualified for First-Time Abate relief.
- Taxable Talk: A former NFL player nabbed in a fraud sting. Plus an Alabama woman who sold more than 800 identities in a fraud scheme and the possibilities of a California tax hike.
- Federal Tax Crimes: A new study on shell corporations and "An Outlier Offshore Account Tax Obstruction Plea."
- Our Taxing Times: Trish McIntire talks about TIGTA on Currently Not Collectible Cases, plus "playing chicken with a career" when delaying the RTRP exam.
- IRS Problem Solver Blog: Seniors' IRS help though "Tax Counseling for the Elderly."
- Expatriatetaxreturns.com: When expats are audited.
- Beancounter Ramblings: The benefits of education planning, in detail.
- Mauled Again: Prof. James Edward Maule presents "yet another example" of failed privatization, in this case tolls and bridges. Also, "How Not Spend Tax Revenues."
- Tax Policy: On Missouri's quadrupling its cigarette tax; Chart of the Day shows America's aging taxpayer base.
- Taxes for Expats: The IRS expands investigations into off-shore tax evasion.
- The Wandering Tax Pro: Robert D. Flach's take on the DOMA same-sex marriage issue.
- Backtaxeshelp: Tax-planning strategies as 2013 looms.
Look into the future
- Don't Mess with Taxes: Who's going to be lobbying Capitol Hill on taxes, plus sorting through costly tax breaks and CEO fiscal cliff recommendations.
- TaxMama: "Starting a Tax Practice."
Down to the wire
- TaxProf Blog: "The Employer Healthcare Exclusion's Role in Tax Reform," plus a report on an editorial claiming that the Romney tax plan helps the wealthy too much.
- Tax Vox: Howard Gleckman details Obama's and Romney's tax plans.
- A Taxing Matter: Family business, carried interests, potential conflicts of interest, and Romney.