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  • Iranian-Jewish clothing executive agrees to serve time, pay fine

    By Eitan Arom

    August 2, 2016 | 3:27 pm

    For six years, Los Angeles apparel executive Masud Sarshar hid more than $21 million from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with the help of Bank Leumi and another unnamed Israeli bank, according to a plea agreement announced Aug. 1.

    Sarshar, an Iranian immigrant who founded...

  • Founder of L.A. Kabbalah Centre dies

    By Ryan Torok

    September 17, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles and a spiritual adviser to A-list celebrities such as Madonna, has died, according to an announcement made on the Kabbalah Centre’s Web site on Sept. 16.

    “Today we believe the Rav has begun to share with us from...

  • IRS’ ‘return free’ bad for most vulnerable

    June 6, 2013 | 10:53 am

    As April 15 nears each year, American taxpayers take inventory of their income and expenses and hand over a year’s worth of detail to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Many of us utilize the expertise of accountants to prepare what will become a complex analysis of the many life...

  • ZOA regains tax-exempt status

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 20, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    After 15 months, the nonprofit pro-Israel Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has regained its tax-exempt status.

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revoked the ZOA’s status in February 2012 after the group failed to file its required forms for three consecutive years, an act...

  • Worcester, Mass., synagogue, day school building seized by IRS

    December 24, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    A building housing a synagogue and Jewish day school in Worcester, a city in central Massachusetts, has been seized by the Internal Revenue Service.

    Yeshiva Achei Tmimim synagogue and Yeshiva Academy day school in Worcester were seized for “nonpayment of internal revenue taxes,”...

  • Court Writes Off Deductions

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

    For Jewishly committed parents, that saying should extend to one other area: private school tuition.

    Michael Sklar, a Tarzana accountant, recently tried to make a change to that rule and failed. On Jan. 31, the 9th U.S. Circuit...