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Posted by taxguru on January 14, 2003

Tax TV

I finally watched an episode of the IRS’s Tax Talk Today webcast and was very impressed. This month’s topic was the status of the 10 year IRS restructuring program. I wasn’t too happy about some of their plans for the future; but I was glad to be alerted to them. While I watched it live this afternoon, they do archive the shows for later viewing. Viewing the shows is free for anyone. If you want one hour of CPE credit for it, you can fill out an evaluation and pay them $25. Since I have been happy with the approximately five dollar cost per CPE hour at The CPE Store, I passed on paying five times as much.

Next month’s show, starting on February 11, should be interesting. It’s on tax scams and schemes.

KMK

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Californians duck sales tax by shopping across border in Oregon

What a shocker – not. People will always go out of their way to avoid paying too much in taxes; which is why we tax practitioners will still have plenty of work if the income tax is ever replaced with a national sales tax.

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California’s Economists Frequently Are Wrong

The Federal financial analysts are no better at predicting future revenues than the ones in the PRC, which is why any official forecasts of future numbers are no better than WAGs (wild ass guesses) and are not to be taken seriously.

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Bush to Tap OMB Deputy as Head of IRS

I’ve never heard of this person; so we’ll have to wait and see if he will be any better or worse for us taxpayers. One thing going for him is that he’s not a Clinton henchman, as the previous commissioner was.

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IRS Offers Foreign Credit Card Amnesty

IRS is giving people who have been trying to hide their income through foreign based credit cards a chance to come clean and avoid any of the criminal charges that this kind of scheme is liable for. These people have until this April 15 to voluntarily disclose their participation in this and avoid criminal charges. Just as with any past of our tax system, those who refuse to voluntarily comply will feel the full wrath of the IRS.

KMK

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The Official DemonRat Position On Tax Policy


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