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Talking to Connecticut residents through
three local newspapers, Allan R. Pearlman talks to a reporter about
underpayment of taxes.
In May, 2008, a newspaper reporter spoke to Allan R.
Pearlman for an article about what taxpayers need to do if they
underpay their taxes.
On Sunday, May 17th, 2008, the article was published in
three local newspapers in three towns in Connecticut. The papers are:
the Stamford Advocate, the Norwalk Advocate, and Greenwich Time.
Click here to
read the article plus an additional comment by which a gap in the
article is filled.
in “Navigate the Money Maze this Tax Season” in USAA Magazine.
USAA, the financial services group created in the 1922
by 25 army officers to insure each others cars, and which has grown to
be a financial services organization with 6.4 million members and is
dedicated to serving members of the military and their families.
The reporter for this article, which appeared in the
Spring, 2008 issue of the organizations monthly publication, USAA
Magazine, asked Allan R. Pearlman about the relative advantages to
filing income tax returns early.
In addition to the information given in the article, Mr.
Pearlman pointed out that there are essentially three situations where
it is potentially advantageous to file your tax return early: 1) if you
are due a refund, you’ll get it sooner, 2) having the peace of mind of
getting the chore of preparing and filing done and out of the way, and
3) if you are setting up a payment plan to pay off accumulated back
taxes, filing early might allow you to include the most recent tax
year’s taxes in the plan. Other than those situations there is no
particular advantage to filing early, and, due to certain timing and
statute of limitations rules, filing early can sometimes create a
disadvantage to the tax payer, who would do just fine by filing on time.
To read the USAA Magazine article as it appeared in the
print magazine, “Navigate the Money Maze this Tax Season,”
To read just the text of the USAA
Magazine article, click here.
Backs Down and Apologizes:
In a victory over the government which has been hailed
by other tax professionals as unprecedented, attorney Allan R. Pearlman
recently persuaded the Internal Revenue Service to withdraw and rescind
its action to start seizing a taxpayer's assets. Read the whole story
of the IRS apology and restoration of a taxpayer's rights by clicking
Read the text
of the IRS Apology and Rescission letter by clicking here.
See a copy of the actual Apology and Rescission letter by
Protecting Our Constitutional Rights:
Our work on a First Amendment and Due Process of Law
case where the United States government illegally limited and infringed
the fundamental right to read, which is implied by the United States
Constitution's First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech, was
reported on in Newsday, New York City Edition, May 30, 2006, page A13,
in an article titled, "Defined by Criminal Intent."
Read all about it now by clicking here.
You can fight City
Sometimes government bureaucrats pull stunts so weird
and senseless that all you can do is shake your head and laugh ---
unless, of course, the "joke" happens to be on you. Here's a case we
A woman who had been married and widowed, then married
again, and divorced, was lucky enough to meet another man who loved her
enough to want to marry her. When the happy couple went to City Hall to
get a marriage license, the City clerk refused. The City said she was
already married -- to two
guys at the same time! -- and, her two husbands were not either of the
men she had previously married. Instead, they were two guys the bride
had never met before.
With the bride-to-be an apparent victim of identity
theft, her lawyer submitted a standard, simple application to correct
the mistaken City records. But, to everyone's surprise, the City
fiercely opposed her request. We were hired by the bride-to-be's
lawyers to write the detailed response to the City's opposition.
Making the happy couple happier, we prevailed, and the
Court ordered the City to consider the two bogus marriage records "a
nullity." This cleared the way for the bride and groom-to-be to get
their marriage license.
After the Court issued its decision, the New York Post
reported on it in an article titled, "Bride Beats
Bigamy Botch." (Note that because we worked as counsel to the
bride-to-be's lawyers, we are not mentioned by name in the article.) Read
all about it now by clicking here.
And, read the Court's decision by clicking here.