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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Biden Health Agenda

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Joe Biden wasted no time getting down to work. Among the raft of executive orders he signed on Inauguration Day were several aimed at curtailing the covid crisis, including one requiring mask-wearing by federal employees and anyone on federal property for the next 100 […]

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Court Amends Restitution to Reduce Restitution for Amounts For Years Other Than Years for Counts of Conviction (1/20/21)

In United States v. Christensen, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9306 (D. Ariz 2021), TN here and CL here, Christensen had been convicted on 9 tax counts (evasion for 7 years and failure to file for 2) but acquitted on 5 counts of tax perjury.  The court ordered $1,603,533 restitution.  Christensen appealed and the convictions were […]

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Biden Takes the Reins, Calls for a United Front Against Covid and Other Threats

Joe Biden on Wednesday took the oath to become the 46th president of the United States, vowing to bring the nation together in the midst of an ongoing pandemic that has claimed more than 400,000 lives, enormous economic dislocation and civil unrest so serious that the U.S. Capitol steps where he took his oath were […]

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On Trump’s Last Full Day, Nation Records 400,000 Covid Deaths

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). While millions wait for a lifesaving shot, the U.S. death count from covid-19 continues to soar upward with horrifying speed. On Tuesday, the last full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the death toll reached 400,000 — a once-unthinkable number. More than […]

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Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

Black Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to a new KHN analysis. About 3% of Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine so far. But in 16 states that have released data by race, white residents […]

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Outstanding Article on Current State of IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice (1/16/21)

This brief blog today is to alert readers to an outstanding article on the current state and some uncertainties and risks of the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice (“VDP”).  Scott Michel and Mark Matthews, The 2020 Revision to the Internal Revenue Manual’s Voluntary Disclosure Practice: More Consistency with Greater Risk (Bloomberg Daily Tax Report 1/12/21), here.  […]

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Covid: 5 razones para seguir usando máscara después de vacunarse

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos. Use Nuestro Contenido Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita (detalles). Como médica de emergencias, […]

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Another District Court Holds FBAR Nonwillful Civil Penalty Is Per Form Rather Than Per Account (1/15/21)

In United States v. Kaufman, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4602 (D. Conn. Jan. 11, 2021), Tax Notes here and CourtListener here, the Court:  Granted the Government summary judgment holding that the summary judgment facts precluded reasonable cause. Granted Kaufman summary judgment holding that the nonwillful FBAR civil penalty was per annual form rather per account […]

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Biden Terms Vaccine Rollout ‘A Dismal Failure’ as He Unveils Pandemic Response Plan

In the past 24 hours, President-elect Joe Biden has delivered two speeches focused on the nation’s covid response. Thursday night, he laid out a $1.9 trillion-dollar plan to address what he’s calling the “twin crises” of the covid-19 pandemic and the economy. Biden proposed, among other things, that Congress allocate funds for implementing a national […]

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CVS and Walgreens Under Fire for Slow Pace of Vaccination in Nursing Homes

The effort to vaccinate some of the country’s most vulnerable residents against covid-19 has been slowed by a federal program that sends retail pharmacists into nursing homes — accompanied by layers of bureaucracy and logistical snafus. As of Thursday, more than 4.7 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna covid vaccines had been allocated to […]