Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Alert to Looted Treasures

Listen to this Story Antiquities dealers who sell exotic works often acquire them from other countries. Collectors can write off the value of paintings that they donate to museums on their taxes. But what happens when dealers smuggle stolen...

A Little Adds Up

Listen to this Story Some people can't resist temptation. For the owners of a Lithonia, Ga., a trucking company, their fatal temptation was the very receipts their successful business received. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that between 2005 and...

The Taxman Cometh

Listen to this Story There are a variety of reasons why an employer may not pay employment taxes. One may be that the company uses the government as a bank and borrows the money with the intention of paying...

Domino Effect

Listen to this Story A domino effect is said to occur when one action causes a chain reaction. (For example, when a number of dominoes are set very near to one another in a row, they all fall down...

Paying Debts

Debt can be crushing. Mortgage owners can easily get behind on monthly payments when an anticipated job promotion doesn't come through or a surprise company-wide layoff occurs. Graduates trying to pay back their school loans can also get behind just trying to navigate the...

Finding the Truth in Fiction

Fiction often has an element of truth to it, but isn't quite accurate when compared to reality. (Fictional persons, places or things can be used to hide the truth, throwing those seeking justice off base.) A Department of Justice press release tells about a...

Bamboozled by Embezzlement

Embezzlement occurs when someone in a position of trust, such as an employee in charge of financial matters, uses an organization's assets for their own personal benefit. (Small organizations are often bamboozled by embezzlement because it is sometimes difficult to detect in smaller organizations...

Seeking Shelter

Just as a properly built shelter provides a place of rest and relief from outdoor elements, a tax shelter can provide relief from the amount of income tax owed. (Who wouldn't like to be relieved of owing money to Uncle Sam?) An article published...

Sole Responsibility

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issues an annual list called the ''Dirty Dozen,'' which details the top 12 tax scams that taxpayers need to know about. The agency's goal is to educate and prevent honest taxpayers from falling victim to any of these illegal...

Surprise!

Sometimes it is nice to be surprised. Who doesn't like a surprise birthday party or an unexpected bonus at work? An article published by The Virginian-Pilot tells about some federal investigators who raided the home of a business owner looking for evidence of one...
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