How to tell if your client is a “Real Farmer?”

Fake Farmer

What if I told you that “Old McDonald” did NOT have a farm and was NOT a farmer? e.i.e.i.o…   In my former profession I was employed as a Senior Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Investigations.  A majority of the cases I investigated involved farm program […]

Due Process OK for Criminals NOT for Remote Sellers #NoNetTax

Remote Seller Due Process

Were the  supporters of the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) looking the “other way” when it came to upholding the “due process” rights of remote sellers. The MFA has made me reflect on my former career as a federal agent.  After I arrested someone for a suspected crime I had to make sure I followed the “rules” when I […]

18 U.S. Code 542 Beware of Alibaba Foreign Purchases Online

18 USC 542 False Statement

18 U.S. Code § 542 –Entry of goods by means of false statements. “Whoever enters or introduces, or attempts to enter or introduce, into the commerce of the United States any imported merchandise by means of any fraudulent or false invoice, declaration, affidavit, letter, paper, or by means of any false statement…shall be fined for […]

What is the U.S. Postal Service, China, EBAY Tri-Lateral Shipping Agreement?

Tri-Lateral Shipping Alliance Signed with eBay GC and China Post

I recently read an article titled, “The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China.”  The article shows, “In an effort to ride the e-commerce boom, the Postal Service signed a deal in 2010 with China’s state carrier to sell a special service for small packages entering the U.S. […]

IS RENT SUBJECT TO FLORIDA SALES TAX?

By Jerry Donnini, Esq FLORIDA SALES TAX ON RENT Many corporate attorneys advise their clients that own real estate, to segregate the business operations into its own legal entity separate from the real estate. The reason is a simple one. Separate companies that own an operating business and another that owns real property is an […]

MELBOURNE USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX FRAUD

By James Sutton, CPA, Esq. MELBOURNE USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX On December 30, 2014, [name omitted] was arrested for sales tax fraud by the Brevard County Sherriff’s Department. [Name omitted], a resident of Fort Myers, was the owner of EZ Pay Auto Sales, Inc. a used car dealership located at 1624 South […]

California Housing Market Returning To Normalcy As 2015 Begins

California Housing Market Returning To Normalcy As 2015 Begins California mortgage company, Blue Home Loans, Inc. comments on the California Association of Realtor’s ® most recent home sales and price report. (PRWeb January 19, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/blue-home-loans/ca-housing-market-normal/prweb12456767.htm California Housing Market Returning To Normalcy As 2015 Begins

New Blog Series Helps Home Buyers and Home Sellers Navigate Tax Season

New Blog Series Helps Home Buyers and Home Sellers Navigate Tax Season Jersey Shore Real Estate Brokerage Patrick Parker Realty launches new Tax Season Blog Series that offers home buyers, home sellers and all those going through major life transitions an online… (PRWeb January 20, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12453215.htm New Blog Series […]

NCPA Partnering With Beacon Hill Institute on Tax Policy Reform

NCPA Partnering With Beacon Hill Institute on Tax Policy Reform BHI’s Computer Modeling Expertise Will Bring New Dimension to Tax Research: NCPA (PRWeb January 20, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12457731.htm NCPA Partnering With Beacon Hill Institute on Tax Policy Reform

VQAgroup – VisionQwest Accountancy Group Expands Their Tax Audit…

VQAgroup – VisionQwest Accountancy Group Expands Their Tax Audit… VQAgroup expands their audit representation team to enhance their tax services on a nationwide basis. A stronger team provides our clients with a well rounded tax firm providing results. (PRWeb January 19, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12452821.htm VQAgroup – VisionQwest Accountancy Group Expands Their […]

PissedConsumer.com Reports the Most Common Tax Preparation Consumer…

PissedConsumer.com Reports the Most Common Tax Preparation Consumer… Online consumer advocacy website, PissedConsumer.com, exposes some of the most common consumer complaints related to tax preparation. Tips are offered to help consumers avoid these common complaints… (PRWeb January 19, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Pissed-Consumer/Tax-Preparation-Tips/prweb12447528.htm PissedConsumer.com Reports the Most Common Tax Preparation Consumer…