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Feds closing in on Caterpillar amidst allegations of tax fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appears to be making headway in its attempts to bring down Caterpillar. The industrial equipment supplier is facing allegations of tax fraud. Essentially, the IRS believes the Peoria, Illinois based company has attempted to avoid its tax obligations by putting profits for sales into a subsidiary based in Switzerland.

Passive foreign investment company reporting: avoiding pitfalls

International tax compliance has become so complicated it sometimes seems like a constant crossword puzzle of acronyms and obligations. If you live abroad, have foreign accounts, or meet other criteria, the intricacies of FATCA, FBAR, FinCen, Form 8938 are in play, carrying the potential to trip you up.

Eight lawyers from Frost & Associates, LLC selected to Maryland and Washington D.C Super Lawyers list for 2017

Seven attorneys from Frost & Associates, LLC have been selected to the 2017 Maryland Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. The attorneys recognized include Glen Frost, Justin Hughes, Kaitlyn Loughner, Jessica Frase Marine, Eli Noff, and John Samuels Pontius, Jr. In addition Dennis Boyle, who is of counsel to the firm, has been selected to the 2017 Washington D.C Super Lawyers list.

Taxes for 1099 workers, part 2: the home-office deduction

In the first part of this post, we noted what a hassle it can be to take care of taxes as a freelance worker. Figuring out self-employment tax can be complicated - and it's easy to fall behind on making the estimated tax payments you're supposed to make quarterly.

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