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Blowing the Whistle on a Whistleblower Attorney

Adam Resnick | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

In February, Endo Pharmaceuticals settled a protracted nine-year whistleblower lawsuit with the federal government for $193 million dollars. As a res...

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

IRS Is Open, Marking The Official Start To The Tax Season

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

If you want to get your tax refund as soon as possible, forget about paper.

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.

Republicans and Their Myths -- If Republicans Say It, the Opposite Must Be True

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Republicans, the gig is up. We are on to you. The truth: if Republicans say it, then the opposite is true. So stop repeating the lies, or just stop talking. Let us examine some well-known sound-bites that those on the right love to spout and repeat.

Detention Costs Convey Immigration Reform's Urgency

Ali Noorani | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Ali Noorani

Imagine if Congress could save Americans $1.44 billion in one simple step. Well, it can -- by making sure immigration reform includes smarter policies for detaining unauthorized immigrants.

How Does the State's Pension Disaster Affect Illinoisians?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn estimates that the pension liability grows by $12.6 million every day. We've heard about this issue for so long that it's become a jumble of doom-laden numbers all so large they are difficult to comprehend.

Private Prison Company Said Vacant Security Posts Were Staffed, Docs Reveal

AP | By REBECCA BOONE | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Several documents unsealed in a contempt of court case against private prison company Corrections Corporation of America detail ...

Wage Raises for American Workers - Possible?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

This week fast food workers in New York City are demanding a raise to their minimum wage of $7.50 an hour. Why are American workers' wages so low, and...

We Need Solutions for Our Children -- Fast

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Some parents have predicted a mass exodus from the city to the suburbs, or from public to private schools. And if you can figure out a way to afford that option for your child, who could blame you?

Shining a Bright Light on Government Spending

John C. Liu | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
John C. Liu

Some say the West Coast has the best beaches, the Midwest has the friendliest people, and that you can't beat the cheesesteaks in Philly. But financial transparency? Fugghedaboudit. New York City's got everyone beaten by a mile.

Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make on Tax Returns That May Lead to Missed Tax Benefits

Mark Steber | Posted 08.27.2013 | Small Business
Mark Steber

It is not a best practice to try to do everything yourself -- even in the short time of start-up or beginning a business. The chances are good that you need the expert services of a local small business in areas such as marketing, bookkeeping, law, and taxes.

Headed To Prison

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices

NEWARK, N.J. -- The former chart-topping rap star known as "Fat Joe" was sentenced to four months in prison Monday over his earlier admission that he ...

It's Not Just the IRS: States Target Taxpayers Too!

David Seiden | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
David Seiden

In addition to identifying new businesses to audit, states have increased audit efforts in tax areas that had previously not been identified for an audit, including use tax, employment tax, and unclaimed property.

The California Bill That Leaves Injured Workers to Fend for Themselves

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We shouldn't tolerate sports team owners taking a page from Walmart's playbook to increase their profits at the expense of workers and taxpayers.

An IRS With Integrity: Will This Be the Dawn of Another New Era?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Will today mark the dawning of another new era? Or will Congress miss the opportunity to examine the problems within the agency that extend beyond this one scandal?

GAO Report Confirms IRS Weakness Amid Controversy

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

May 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service suffers from weaknesses in a number of its internal financial controls, said a report released ...

IRS Issued BILLIONS In Mistaken Payments Last Year

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

If you're not already annoyed by the Internal Revenue Service, maybe this will change how you feel. The government agency issued more than $11 bil...

Filing Taxes, For Better Or For Worse

www.thefrisky.com | Posted 04.19.2013 | Weddings

This Sunday, Patrick and I will celebrate our first anniversary as married people. I would love to tell you the last twelve months have comprised a li...

IRS Employees Charged With Theft Of Government Benefits

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Federal prosecutors say 24 current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits...

Crafting the Cyprus Deal: A Road Filled With Blunders

David Catalan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business
David Catalan

The role of the Troika in bailing out governments and banks is nothing new, but the solutions put forward by EU leaders to improve the Cypriot crisis seem to be founded on little foresight, and without regard for the tragic mistakes of the past few years.

Fearlessly Facing Your Tax Season Angst

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Paying taxes forces people to review earnings and expenses and can highlight their money woes. It can also lead to a feeling of powerlessness. No one likes to be told what to do, especially when it comes to their hard-earned money.

Taxes Key for Latinos on Health Care, Immigration Future

Maite Arce | Posted 05.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

For Latinos, the 2012 tax return presents significant opportunity. In fact, the potential impact of key legislative changes for the nation's fastest growing population is unprecedented.

What Taxpayer Protection?

Steve Pociask | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC
Steve Pociask

If implemented, H.R. 1101 would be another big government program and it would be a losing proposition for both consumers and taxpayers. It's a beach house bailout, pure and simple.

When Tax Avoidance Crosses the Line

Christopher Bergin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

With the economy showing signs of recovery, it's high time that our federal lawmakers move beyond these self-induced crises and begin to talk about tax reform that can help taxpayers move forward with a clear understanding of how the tax code works and how much they owe.