Civil Tax Controversies

Al Capone: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Listen Al Capone, the American gangster who was convicted of tax evasion, was one of the most notorious mob figures of the twentieth century. He was a captivating figure who infatuated the American public. Ever since his death, Capone’s personality and character have been used in fiction — both on camera and on the stage — as …
IS THAT WORKER AN EMPLOYEE? QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON WORKER CLASSIFICATION [Webinar]
Listen Course Description If you own or manage a business that uses independent contractors, you need to know when you can or cannot treat a worker as an independent contractor. This presentation answers some of the common questions about worker classification. INTRODUCTION Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is now a common phrase uttered by …
Fifth Amendment Privilege: The Balance Between Progress and Taxpayer Protection
Listen I wish to graciously acknowledge the work of Valerie Vlasenko, Esq. from the law firm of Agostino & Associates, P.C. whose keen insight and innovative thinking as reflected in her article entitled, “Fifth Amendment Privilege in Tax: How to Keep the Case Moving While Protecting the Taxpayer,” has proven invaluable. Her guidance offers a …
Innocent Spouse Relief: The IRS’ Role in Supporting Healthy Relationships
Listen Getting married is a big deal. Outside of the expensive and onerous process of actually having a wedding, the marriage itself carries a lot of weight. Married couples are legally linked, sharing personal profit and loss relatively equally, and this includes at tax time. For most couples, taxes are just another laborious task required to live …