Tax Law

772 ABA Journal Tax Law articles.

Panama Papers leak that shuttered law firm leads to US indictment of lawyer, three others
A Massachusetts accountant and a Panamanian lawyer are among four people charged in a federal indictment stemming from the so-called Panama Papers leak of hacked legal documents.
Former Foley & Lardner partner is suspended for falsifying documents

A former partner at Foley & Lardner has been suspended for two years for misleading the IRS with falsified documents.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended former trusts and estates partner…

NY state tax department reviewing Trump fraud allegations outlined in investigative report

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is reviewing allegations in a New York Times investigative article that concludes President Donald Trump participated in “dubious tax schemes” including…

Rap mogul’s ex-lawyer arrested for allegedly depositing a stolen tax refund check worth over $1M

A Los Angeles lawyer who once represented rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Monday for allegedly depositing a stolen tax refund check for more than $1 million.

Thaddeus Julian…

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to campaign finance violations, tax and bank fraud
Updated: Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and so-called fixer for President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations and bank and tax fraud after surrendering to the FBI on Tuesday.
Michael Cohen reportedly being investigated over more than $20M in loans to his taxi business

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are considering filing criminal charges by the end of August against Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump.

Investigators are reportedly examining whether…

Jurors in Paul Manafort trial ask for new definition of reasonable doubt

Judge T.S. Ellis III told jurors that reasonable doubt is a doubt based on reason, and the government is not required to prove guilt beyond “all possible doubt.”

Former Trump lawyer Cohen reportedly being investigated for possible tax fraud

The investigation of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump, reportedly includes a probe of possible tax fraud.

According to the Wall Street Journal, federal authorities are…

Manafort trial to begin; prosecutors have identified 500 potential exhibits and 35 witnesses
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, goes on trial Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges of tax evasion, bank fraud and failure to report foreign bank accounts. The charges were brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Cuomo administration offers state attorney general a criminal referral in Trump Foundation probe
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's adminstration is willing to provide a referral to the state attorney general to pursue criminal charges against the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
Suit claims cap on deduction for state and local taxes violates equal state sovereignty
Four states filed a lawsuit Tuesday that contends the $10,000 cap on federal tax deductions for state and local taxes is unprecedented and unconstitutional.
Supreme Court clears way for states to collect sales tax from internet retailers
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that states may collect sales tax from internet retailers. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the court's three most conservative justices. The case is South Dakota v. Wayfair.
Justice Department tells court it won’t defend parts of the health law on pre-existing conditions
The U.S. Justice Department has told a Texas federal court that it won’t defend provisions in the Affordable Care Act that ban insurers from refusing to cover people with pre-existing conditions and from charging them more money.
Business partner of Michael Cohen reportedly agrees to cooperate with prosecutors
A business partner of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has reportedly agreed to cooperate with the government.
Association for Honest Attorneys loses its tax-exempt status after founder can’t find a lawyer
The Association for Honest Attorneys hasn’t had any lawyer members since its founding in 2003. No lawyers are on its “nice list.” And no lawyer could be found to represent the group in a recent tax case, according to the group’s founder.

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