Category Archives: Recent Trends

Texas HB 11 Sales Tax Audits Successful for Auditor, Disaster for Retailer

Beginning on January 1, 2008, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts was given a very powerful and effective sales tax auditing tool by the Texas Legislature.  The Criminal Investigation Division of the Comptroller’s Office recently published the following post on its website. “Passed during the 80th Legislative Session in 2007, HB 11 dramatically increased the [...]

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The IRS is Hiring–A Bad Dog Looks for New Bones

At a continuing education seminar tailored for tax attorneys and certified public accountants held in Austin, Texas in December of 2009, officials from the IRS flew out from Washington and announced that up to 2,500 new Revenue Officers would be hired by the agency in 2009 and 2010.  The IRS announced to those of us who represent [...]

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