Congress Questions IRS On Efforts To Access Coinbase Customer Data

For months, customers, lawyers, and privacy experts have been voicing concerns about the scope of a “John Doe” summons that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeks to serve on on Coinbase. Now, Congress has joined the clamor. This week, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch … Read more

The Jobs Board Is Back!

I’ve been asked a lot about the jobs board. With the old jobs board, folks emailed me their posts and I would post them. It was time-consuming and well, it fell by the wayside. Now, it’s back by popular demand. You can find it here. The new format is a bulletin board style, powered by … Read more

#100MoneyTips Now Available As An eBook

What started out as a project for the Investment Team at Forbes has turned into an eBook. I’m excited to present our #100MoneyTips book with a forward by – you guessed it – the Taxgirl. It includes great information about life insurance, student loans, credit and, of course, taxes. You can pick up a copy … Read more

New York Attorney General, Citing Gambling Laws, Orders Fantasy Sports Sites To Shut Down

Today, sports fans in New York were stunned to hear that New York State Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, has issued a cease and desist order to two of the most popular daily fantasy sports site in the state: DraftKings and FanDuel. The Attorney General issued the order to protect consumers, claiming that games on … Read more

Austrian Woman Destroys Million Dollar Fortune Rather Than Pay Out Heirs

Remember all those times your grandmother begged you to come visit? Apparently, some grandchildren in Austria didn’t visit… Whatever the reason, an Austrian grandmother went to great lengths to keep her family from getting her money, going so far as shredding €950,000 ($1,020,490 U.S.) just before she died. Not content to stop there, she also cut … Read more

Starbucks, Fiat Tax Deals Ruled Illegal, Ordered To Repay Millions In Back Taxes

In 2014, the European Commission announced that it would formally investigate the tax structures and practices of a handful of companies including Apple (Ireland), Fiat Finance and Trade (Luxembourg), and Starbucks (Netherlands). The inquiry followed months of promises by world leaders to ensure tax compliance after not-so-shocking revelations that multinational companies were engaging in controversial … Read more