Blog December 23, 2015

Smile!

“Bar Rafaeli” sounds like a happening watering hole in a trendy part of Brooklyn — the kind of place where bearded hipsters rocking flannel shirts and man-buns tip back craft beers and artisanal cocktails with their tattooed girlfriends. But Bar Rafaeli is actually a 30-year-old Israeli supermodel. She appeared on dozens of magazine covers, including […]

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Blog December 16, 2015

Tax Advice for the Grinch

The holiday season is in full swing, and we expect you’re on your best behavior to make Santa’s nice list. But there’s one famous guy who works harder than anyone else to be naughty this time of year, and that’s everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss anti-hero, the Grinch. We don’t care if you prefer the original […]

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Blog December 9, 2015

IRS Employees Make the Naughty List

Back in 2002, Steve Epstein, the director of the Pentagon’s Standards of Conduct Office, faced a common dilemma among ethics officials: how to keep his training sessions fresh and relevant? His answer was to avoid discussing dry statutes like 18 U.S.C. § 205, and focus instead on telling stories. “We discovered that the first thing […]

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Blog December 2, 2015

New Tax Collection “Law”

Turn the dial on the Way-Back Machine to the days of the Great Depression. Millions of Americans are jobless, struggling just to eke out a living. But one man named Willie Sutton has discovered unlimited opportunities in a truly recession-proof field: robbing banks. And why did he choose banks, an enterprising reporter asked? “Because that’s […]

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Blog November 25, 2015

Uncle Sam, Knowing When to Hold’em

Last month, millions of fans across America sat down in front of their televisions to watch the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets, 4 games to 1 in baseball’s World Series. But few of those fans would ever dream they could suit up and join the players in the dugout. That’s because, while […]

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Blog November 18, 2015

“Easily Satisfied with the Very Best”

Few figures from recent history loom larger than British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, “The Last Lion.” He spent “the wilderness years” of the 1930s fighting the Conservative Party’s leadership, most notably Neville Chamberlain, to campaign for rearmament. As prime minister, he fought the Nazis to victory in World War II. Throughout his life, he fought […]

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