2-24-14 Robert E. McKenzie Quoted in Forbes on Jail Terms for Offshore Accounts

Chicago tax lawyer Robert E. McKenzie worries those with still secret offshore accounts may be less likely to disclose because they figure that if they’re found out and prosecuted, they’ll avoid jail as Warner has. But McKenzie tells prospective clients the same thing he wrote recently on Forbes: “Many other less lucky offshore depositors have been sentenced to prison by other judges. One distinguishing factor for Warner was he was a billionaire whereas those sent to prison were merely millionaires.” [...]

2-7-14 Robert E. McKenzie Quoted By Random House on Offshore Bank Secrecy

2-7-14 Robert E. McKenzie Quoted By Random House on Offshore Bank Secrecy

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Swiss Bank Secrecy Succumbs To U.S. Tax Enforcers

Swiss Bank Secrecy Succumbs To U.S. Tax Enforcers

 

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IRS Collection Standards for Living Expenses

Below are links to the latest revisions of the national standards used in collection financial analysis. The charts show the itemized monthly national standards and the total money national standards as revised in March 2010. The new standards are effective for financial analysis conducted after publication.

Allowable Expenses for Food, Clothing and Other Personal Expenses

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Robert McKenzie Participates in IRS Program on Dissolution of Businesses and Marriages

Watch IRS Program on Dissolution of Businesses and Marriages

 

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Robert McKenzie Forbes Blog on Reducing IRS Penalties

Robert McKenzie Forbes Blog on Reducing IRS Penalties

 

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Robert E. McKenzie Quoted in Forbes on Secret Israeli Bank Accounts

9-19-13 Robert E. McKenzie Quoted in Forbes on Secret Israeli Bank Accounts

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Congress: Unfair Investigation of IRS

“Darrell Issa, This Generation’s Joe McCarthy”
In my most recent blog, I  discuss the comments made by Lois Lerner, head of the IRS Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division. Ms. Lerner commented on the IRS and tax exemption status of social welfare groups at the May ABA Tax Section meeting. These comments sparked the attention of Darrell [...]

8-24-12 Robert E. McKenzie Appearance on Money For Lunch Talk Radio

8-24-12 Robert E. McKenzie Appearance on Money For Lunch Talk Radio

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Forbes Quote Regarding Hobby Losses: 7-19-12

And Chicago tax lawyer Robert E. McKenzie, who has defended rich folks claiming losses on everything from deer farms to race horses to yachts, says the Romneys -–despite the fact that Ann Romney’s statements on what dressage has done for her personally suggests lack of profit motive– likely did all the paperwork right and can assert they thought they’d make a profit, even if they never do. “The way I would argue it is `this horse competed in the Olympics and we’ll breed it and make money off the foal’,’’ says McKenzie. “When you’re that rich you can afford to have talented tax [...]