Daily Archives: March 23, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 3 years ago in Immigration by Courtney Sherwood  
Non-Citizen? Commit a Crime, Get Deported

Two Japanese-born restaurant owners who lied on their taxes more than 20 years ago have been ordered by the Supreme Court to leave the country and never come back, in the latest decision to drive home the importance of following every letter of the law for immigrants to the U.S. Akio and Fusako Kawashima moved to the U.S. in 1984 as lawful permanent residents to found Cho Cho San, a small California restaurant chain. Their 1991 business tax return contained …

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Posted 3 years ago in by Jennifer King  
When Do You Need to Hire a Tax Attorney?

In a world of CPAs, tax preparers, enrolled agents, bookkeepers and accountants, it can be confusing to know when to hire a tax attorney. After all, you’re not hiring a tax lawyer to prepare this year’s income tax return. So when and why would you need a tax attorney’s services?   IRS Tax Disputes First and foremost, you need a tax lawyer if you have a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. Most tax disputes arise in the form of …

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Posted 3 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury awards edition

  Man must share lottery winnings with coworkers who pitched in for ticket  A man who tried to cheat his coworkers out of their share of a winning lottery ticket must share proceeds from the $38.5 million pot, a jury has found. The six New Jersey construction workers started a lottery pool in 2007 and purchased tickets together for years. In November 2009, one of the men, Americo Lopes, secretly claimed a winning Mega Millions ticket alone. He quit his …

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