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by Pantherphil
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Tax Practice & Policy and Tax Shelters
Topic: Goofy IRS notices
Replies: 14
Views: 3885

Re: Goofy IRS notices

My two favorite IRS correspondence debacles. I am the named trustee of an irrevocable trust. I filed a Form 1041 signing my name as trustee. The IRS sent a letter proposing an adjustment, addressed to me as trustee. I wrote back objecting to the adjustment and correcting the IRS error signing my nam...
by Pantherphil
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Does a person exist without an address?
Replies: 20
Views: 1371

Re: Does a person exist without an address?

In my state, if an heir or devisee is missing and cannot be located, the Court will require that the Estate undertake a diligent search and submit an affidavit of the various steps taken to identify the whereabouts of the missing person. This will include submitting a report from a private investiga...
by Pantherphil
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: US
Topic: The b.a.r. needs a bouncer.
Replies: 31
Views: 2748

Re: The b.a.r. needs a bouncer.

Quatloosians have met Mr. Robinson before. From the Portland Press Herald, April 2015: Brunswick men convicted on federal tax charges F. William Messier and David E. Robinson face fines and prison time. By Beth Quimby Staff Writer bquimby@pressherald.com | @QuimbyBeth | 207-791-6363 Two Brunswick me...
by Pantherphil
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Ed and Elaine Brown Property Sold at Auction
Replies: 45
Views: 2326

Ed and Elaine Brown Property Sold at Auction

From Boston.com Two New Hampshire properties — including a 100-acre compound at the center of a 2007 armed standoff with federal agents that featured underground escape routes — were finally sold at auction Thursday. The auction punctuated a two-year effort to sell the properties belonging to tax ev...
by Pantherphil
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Driver's License Still Required in Maine
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Driver's License Still Required in Maine

MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT Reporter of Decisions Decision: 2015 ME 129 Docket: Oxf-15-28 Submitted On Briefs: September 28, 2015 Decided: October 13, 2015 Panel: SAUFLEY, C.J., and ALEXANDER, MEAD, GORMAN, JABAR, and HUMPHREY, JJ. STATE OF MAINE v. DANIEL H. PELLETIER PER CURIAM [¶1] Daniel H. Pel...
by Pantherphil
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: US
Topic: 12 Complaints Dismissed = Vexatious Litigant
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: 12 Complaints Dismissed = Vexatious Litigant

Seems like all his cases are noll prossed.
by Pantherphil
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Governor of Maine caught in Sov Cit scandal
Replies: 25
Views: 1501

Re: Governor of Maine caught in Sov Cit scandal

My measure of whether a political organization in Maine has any credibility depends on whether or not they can turn out more people than a Methodist Church bean supper. The Maine Constitution Coalition (or whatever they call themselves) doesn't pass this test any more than Carolyn Chute's Maine Mili...
by Pantherphil
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Sovrun Cattle - The Sagebrush Saga of Cliven Bundy
Replies: 728
Views: 49694

Re: Sovrun Cattle - The Sagebrush Saga of Cliven Bundy

If ever there was a need for Judge Roy Bean to break out his cattle prod, this is the case.
by Pantherphil
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Tax Practice & Policy and Tax Shelters
Topic: Letter from Donald Rumsfeld
Replies: 14
Views: 1943

Re: Letter from Donald Rumsfeld

As a young lawyer, I regularly attended the Federal Tax Institute annual meeting in Boston at the John Hancock Hall. The proceedings were supervised by Dean Ervin "Grumpy" Griswold, former Dean and Tax Professor at the Harvard Law School (where he was renowned for flinging chalkboard erase...
by Pantherphil
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Meet the tax defiers
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Meet the tax defiers

I do not think it is productive to try to assess "wins" and "losses" in the context of many civil cases. I have "won" many cases in Tax Court in the sense that the initial assessment against my client was eliminated or reduced but in many of those cases the IRS did not ...
by Pantherphil
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: US
Topic: In Jail By Consent?
Replies: 135
Views: 5540

Re: In Jail By Consent?

The enlightened discussion of sippin' whisky sure beats troll ale. James Vincent, have you been following the legislative maneuvering between George Dickel and Jack Daniels over the right to be called Tennessee whisky? If you can't beat 'em on taste, you can define them away. Seems like in order to ...
by Pantherphil
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: US
Topic: ngupowered On How Everyone in Jail Consented to Be There
Replies: 261
Views: 8477

Re: ngupowered On How Everyone in Jail Consented to Be There

If you knew what the gnu knew you'd know nothing.
by Pantherphil
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: US
Topic: You Can't Tax Me - I'm Not A Sailor!
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: You Can't Tax Me - I'm Not A Sailor!

In the navy Yes, you can sail the seven seas In the navy Yes, you can do just as you please In the navy Come on now, people, make a stand In the navy, in the navy Can't you see we need a hand In the navy Come on, protect the motherland In the navy Come on and join your fellow man In the navy Come on...
by Pantherphil
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Thread Hijack of Charles Thomas Clayton
Replies: 31
Views: 1664

Re: Thread Hijack of Charles Thomas Clayton

Four years active duty as a USAF JAG (1976-1980), four years active reserve, 12 years inactive reserve and 33 years in the private practice of law representing individuals. I do pro bono work for the Volunteer Tax Assistance Project representing taxpayers in disputes with the IRS. I am admitted to t...
by Pantherphil
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Jurisdiction evidence
Replies: 255
Views: 11204

Re: Jurisdiction evidence

You are better men (and women) then I am, Gunga Dins. Your response of calm and rational explanation in the face of nonsense gibberish and childish insults reflects great credit on all of you.
Responding to this addlepated troll is simply a waste of electrons.
by Pantherphil
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: TP Status Board: Tracking Promoters and High-Profile TPs
Topic: Phil Hart
Replies: 212
Views: 27613

Re: Phil Hart

In the long distant past when Endicott "Chubb" Peabody was governor of Massachusetts, it was said that he was the only governor of Massachusetts with four towns named after him: Endicott, Peabody, Marblehead and Athol.
by Pantherphil
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Tax Practice & Policy and Tax Shelters
Topic: Crowdsourcing and Taxes
Replies: 22
Views: 2997

Re: Crowdsourcing and Taxes

"Crowdfunding" has indeed caused a controversy under federal and state securities laws. The so-called JOBS Act signed by President Obama called for the SEC to come up with new procedures to facilitate such arrangements as an innovative mechanism for start up businesses to raise capital. He...
by Pantherphil
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Local "I don't need a driver's license" activist
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Local "I don't need a driver's license" activist

We love Baxter Park, Wes. Usually take a week every summer camping at Kidney and Daicey Ponds, fly fishing the Nesowdnehunk Stream and several small nearby trout pools, and prowling around Double Top, the Owl, and Chimney Pond and the lowland trails. Good boating and rafting trips available as well....
by Pantherphil
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Local "I don't need a driver's license" activist
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Local "I don't need a driver's license" activist

Oops, a fat finger error in the citation of the Cason case; the cite is 2012 ME [u]91[/u]. New Hampshire is the target of the "Free State" project. Both Maine (particularly southern Maine) and Vermont have trended "blue" in the last few election cycles. The more independent minde...
by Pantherphil
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Local "I don't need a driver's license" activist
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Local "I don't need a driver's license" activist

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled "per curiam" in State v. Timothy Cason, 2012 ME 1991, that there is no inherent constitutional right to travel on public highways without an operator's license and that the State could impose a requirement of obtaining a license. Mr. Cason ap...

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