June 19, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in United States v. Clarke that a taxpayer can only question Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials about their reasons for issuing a summons when he can "point to specific facts or circumstances plausibly raising an inference of bad faith." The ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge for its role in helping Americans avoid taxes, according to a speech from US Attorney General Eric Holder. Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion financial penalty to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service ( ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In United States v. Clarke the court heard arguments on whether an unsupported allegation that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a summons for an improper purpose entitles an opponent to an evidentiary hearing to question ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist William Hays Weissman of Littler Mendelson analyses the Supreme Court's recent ruling that tax refunds were unavailable for severance packages... In US v. Quality Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court once again backed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) interpretation of tax ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses how the best argument for same-sex marriage is that same-sex partners should be treated equally under the law ... As you likely have heard, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down part of the ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down licensing regulations imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on tax preparers, holding that nothing within the text of the law or legislative history contemplates such a vast expansion of the IRS's ...[read more]
August 30, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US Treasury Department announced Thursday that the Treasury, along with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will now recognize the marriages of all same-sex couples for federal tax purposes. This recognition is to take place for legally-married couples living in all states, including ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Addison Morris
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unfairly scrutinized tax-exemptions for conservative groups. The agency initially singled out groups with applications ...[read more]
January 21, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 21, 2010, the Swiss Administrative court ruled that 25 American taxpayers, all clients of Swiss banking giant UBS, need not disclose their financial information to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This decision reversed a ruling by the Swiss Federal Tax administration that would ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Jerry Votava
An attorney for former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld announced on Tuesday that the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) awarded Birkenfeld $104 million for information leading to an agreement between UBS and the IRS for $740 million in fines and penalties for its role in helping US clients shelter ...[read more]

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