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December 2012 Archives

Tax deductions and charitable donations, part 2

In our December 14 post, we noted some tips from the IRS on how to properly claim tax deductions for charitable gifts. As the year draws to a close, and people make their last gifts to charity for 2012, there are a few more such tips worth noting.

Tax deductions and charitable gifts: tips from the IRS

In the media, the holiday season has become more associated with buying than giving or receiving. Black Friday starts earlier every year, with plenty of press coverage documenting each successive jumpstart.

Tax fraud charges and sufficiency of the evidence

The IRS doesn't always get it right - and neither do federal prosecutors who bring charges of tax fraud. Fortunately, taxpayers or tax professionals accused of wrongdoing have the right defend themselves against criminal tax evasion charges.