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NEWS
July 7, 1995 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) Thursday outlined an income-tax plan that would combine the simplicity of Republican proposals with the middle-class benefits championed by Democrats. In a speech to the Center for National Policy, a Democratic-oriented think tank, Gephardt proposed cutting the income-tax rate for most Americans to 10% and abolishing all major deductions except for mortgage interest.
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NEWS
April 20, 1995 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Rancho Palos Verdes man and woman who operate a small environmental firm in Ventura County have been convicted of using bogus tax returns to cheat the U.S. and California governments out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. On April 4, a U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles found Onsi Amin Malaty and Sohir Nozhyaziz Metry guilty of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and commit mail fraud against the California Franchise Tax Board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994
This month and in March, volunteers from the Recreation and Community Services Department and the American Assn. of Retired Persons will help prepare and file income tax returns for senior citizens and low-income families. The service is available on Wednesday mornings at the Community Center, at 10911 Oak St. For more information, call (310) 430-1073.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1993 | KATHY M. KRISTOF
Now, while many of the nation's taxpayers are preparing their annual tax returns, it might be helpful to know that the tax forms you send to the IRS get "scored." The result of that score will largely determine whether or not you get audited. The IRS shoots the 114 million tax returns it gets each year through a computer and gives each return what they call a "DIF" score. DIF stands for Discriminate Function, says Nancy McCurley, an IRS spokeswoman.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1991
Two Orange County men have pleaded guilty to charges that they illegally used electronic tax returns to obtain $22,000 in loans. David D. Smyers, 51, of Garden Grove pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and making a false claim. John H. Wyatt, 45, of Stanton pleaded guilty last week to similar charges. The Internal Revenue Service said the two men forged W-2 income statements, submitted them to the agency for a refund and then got bank loans using the expected refunds as collateral.
SPORTS
July 20, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He collected a record 4,256 major league hits against Tom Seaver, Steve Carlton, Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, Nolan Ryan and others, but this was different, this was something more serious. This was the United States of America against Peter Edward Rose on a distinctly different playing field. This was Courtroom 4 of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in downtown Cincinnati, a few blocks from Pete Rose Way and Riverfront Stadium, where Rose once played and managed.
NEWS
April 15, 1988 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
Challenging his Democratic opponent to do the same thing, U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson released his 1987 tax return Thursday, a voluntary gesture showing that Wilson and his wife continue to draw income well in excess of his $87,483 salary. Wilson's opponent, Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy, has not released his returns, and aides said Thursday that he will make them public as soon as they are completed.
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