U.S. tax shelter industry, the role of accountants, lawyers, and financial professionals four KPMG case studies : FLIP, OPIS, BLIPS, and SC2 : report by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

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Other titlesUS tax shelter industry, the role of accountants, lawyers, and financial professionals .., United States tax shelter industry, the role of accountants, lawyers, and financial professionals .., Four KPMG case studies : FLIP, OPIS, BLIPS, and SC2
Statementprepared by the minority staff of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
SeriesS. prt -- 108-34
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Paginationiii, 130 p. :
Number of Pages130
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Open LibraryOL15548791M
ISBN 100160711304
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THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL FIRMS IN THE U.S. TAX SHELTER INDUSTRY I. INTRODUCTION In Octoberthe U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, began an investigation into the development, marketing, and implementation of abusive tax shelters by accountants, lawyers, financial advisors.

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