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SEC Charges Website Business of Running Ponzi-Like Scheme

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Many of us generally know that a Ponzi scheme is when someone pretends that there is an investment, but in fact doesn’t use the investors’ money to invest in anything. The schemer uses other investors’ money to pay anyone who wants to “cash out,” and so long as everyone doesn’t want all their money… Read More »

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Ponzi Schemes Were on the Rise in 2019

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When things don’t make news or headlines, we tend to think that they are not actually happening. But when it comes to Ponzi schemes, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Although they don’t often make national news, Ponzi schemes are more widespread than you may think. Rise in Ponzi Schemes for 2019 In… Read More »

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Former Ponzi Schemer Rothstein Loses Plea for Reduced Sentence

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One of the larger Ponzi schemes to ever make the news unfortunately came from South Florida, and even more unfortunately came at the hands of a then-licensed, seemingly successful attorney. Scott Rothstein had a large law firm, but was brought down when it was discovered that much of his earnings, and the investments he… Read More »

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Cryptocurrency Investors are the Latest Ponzi Scheme Target

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When it comes to Ponzi schemes, it seems like there are always new ways to try to defraud people. Recently, the popular scheme was about cryptocurrency, an already somewhat risky investment, even when no Ponzi scheme is involved. What is Cryptocurrency?  Cryptocurrency is currency that exists solely online and that is “mined” by computers…. Read More »

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Tax and Penalty Obligations, Offshore Bank And Foreign Asset Disclosure Reporting

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By now in 2020, most American taxpayers are aware of the fact that a lot of new laws have been put in place to make sure that the U.S. taxpayer is reporting all of their offshore income their offshore assets and their offshore bank accounts. There is an extremely important and valuable I.R.S. program… Read More »

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Upcoming Live Webinars with Richard S. Lehman

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United States Tax Attorney, Richard S. Lehman presents these webinars live. They are all accredited webinars and they are free.  Participants must register in advance of the webinar to receive credit. All Upcoming Webinars 2019-2020: Topic Duration Date Time United States Taxation of Foreign Investors in General. 1.5 hours Dec. 4th 11:00 AM –… Read More »

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Eligibility Requirements To Be In The I.R.S. Streamlined Program

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I want to make everyone aware that there is actually two different programs.  One applies to Americans who live in America. The other one applies to U.S. taxpayers who have been living offshore, and have only some minor ties with the U.S.  Simply because they are U.S. citizens or green card holders or have… Read More »

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Pre Trump Tax Law

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Welcome To The Lehman Tax Law Library. I’ve been practicing law for 50 years now and I’ve been lucky enough for the last 10 years to be specialized in a few different areas of United States tax law. I’ve made videos on these specialties starting several years ago and all of these videos are… Read More »

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Are Ponzi Scheme Losses Tax Deductible in 2018?

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First of all, with the elimination of Loss Carry Backs under the new Tax Cut and Jobs Act, it is important for Ponzi Scheme losses that could be deducted in 2016 – 2017 be carefully studied. Either you can take a deduction in a particular year and file amended returns. Or if you are… Read More »

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General Taxation of Foreign Investors

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Foreign investors are prevalent in the United States in almost every form of investment; buying companies, trading and selling goods and operating subsidiary businesses. The foreign investors’ tax in the United States is generally similar to the taxation of the American taxpayer, with several unique exceptions that become traps for the unwary foreign investors…. Read More »

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