Tax Relief Research

Can the RESPECT Act prevent civil forfeiture abuses?

Congress recently took a long-overdue step towards curbing abuses of IRS authority concerning civil forfeiture. Just last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed – via voice vote – the Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil asset forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act. The RESPECT Act is the first federal legislative action...

Can back-to-school shopping be tax deductible?

With Labor Day weekend behind us, it is amazing how quickly retail outlets switch their offerings towards the next holiday. Some stores will be enthralled with Halloween candy and costumes, while others are skipping the scary season altogether and trotting out holiday garnishments. With the effort to get people thinking about how to spend money...