Tags » Penalties

U.S. Tax Court Rules Against Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) in Abrahamsen

The U.S. Tax Court, in an opinion written by Judge Lauber (Abrahamsen v. Commissioner) placed much legal tax significance on the immigration form I-508 that Ms. 301 more words

Immigration Law Considerations

Santa Cruz Sets Up Water Conservation Classes To Let Residents Avoid Penalties

SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Santa Cruz has set up something of a traffic school to help water wasters avoid penalties from the state during the severe drought. 91 more words


Tougher penalties from Australian Customs

Below is a blog recently posted by Robert Crabtree from Kognition regarding tougher penalties from Australian Customs:

Although we’ve had a system of infringement notices from Australian Customs and Border Protection (Customs) for a while now, I’ve recently had the need as a supposed expert in these matters to examine the impact of recent changes to the laws. 362 more words

Transport Law

U.S. House panel to probe if there was cover-up in CDC lab mishap

(Reuters) – A congressional panel probing the mishandling of dangerous pathogens at federal laboratories will try to determine if U.S. officials sought to cover up an incident involving deadly avian flu, its Republican chairman said on Tuesday. 352 more words

US News

When You Need To File a 1099 For a Vendor Or Contractor

I regularly get questions about whether or not to file 1099s.  They are often surprised that more vendors and contractors need 1099s than they think. The list goes well beyond a freelancer you hire or a subcontractor you use. 150 more words


What to do with your old retirement plan when you change jobs

First and foremost, don’t take a lump-sum distribution from your old employer’s retirement plan. It generally will be taxable and, if you’re under age 59½, subject to a 10% early-withdrawal penalty. 160 more words