August 2015

I’m Sorry
Listen In 1811, President James Madison started the Federal Conscience Fund, which allows guilt-ridden Americans to surreptitiously atone for their financial sins. Over the years, generous benefactors have achieved various levels of catharsis. Typical donors range from guilty individuals, such as a Massachusetts woman who mailed in nine cents, because she re-used three postage stamps, …
FBAR Due Date Changed
Listen The short-term highway funding extension was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives and was signed into law by President Obama on July 31, 2015. It contains several important tax provisions (H.R. 3236 (https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr3236/BILLS-114hr3236ih.pdf)). The bill changes the due dates for several common tax returns, overrules the Supreme Court’s Home Concrete decision, mandates the reporting of additional information …
From Gumshoe To Gavel: The Required Records Doctrine And The Fifth Amendment Act-of-production Privilege Against Self-incrimination for Documents Relating to Foreign Accounts
Listen Although it didn’t have the panache of Dark Justice, a vastly underrated drama, in my humble opinion, the Law & Order franchise was once almost as ubiquitous as stars in the sky or grains of sand on the seashore. These shows featured solid writing and good acting, along with a half cop show/half lawyer …