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Yellen tells IRS to develop modernization plan in 6 months

Now that President Joe Biden signed Democrats' expansive climate, tax and health care bill into law, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has directed the IRS to develop a plan within six months outlining how the tax agency will overhaul its technology, customer service and hiring processes.

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Judge dismisses anti-religious group lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin-based group representing atheists and agnostics against the Internal Revenue Service after the IRS says it instituted a protocol for investigating tax-exempt churches and religious organizations involved in political activity.

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Law firms respond to ‘white-hot’ practice area

Two years after the “bounty” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act on financial reforms took effect, whistleblower matters remain a sizzling growth area for lawyers in employment or finance and securities practice areas — or, as is increasingly common, on a law firm interdisciplinary team that harnesses expertise from both fields.

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How to prepare for an audit

Worrisome though it might be, if you’ve learned your company will be subject to an audit by the state, it’s better for in-house counsel to plan ahead and start preparing immediately.

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Suit challenges federal licensing of tax preparers

After three decades as a part-time tax preparer, 80-year-old Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wis., is concerned that new IRS regulations may prevent him from hanging out his shingle. Kilian is one of three plaintiffs filing a federal lawsuit this week that challenges new licensure requirements for hundreds of thousands of tax preparers across the nation.

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Court denies feds’ appeal in insurance case (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court refused Thursday to allow the federal government to appeal an order barring the Internal Revenue Service from pursuing claims against a special account the state created to protect a struggling insurance company's policyholders.

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