LA, Lax on Tax?

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Tax day is upon us, and the Internal Revenue Service must process 15 million more returns than a decade ago despite a precipitous drop in staff. Many taxpayers are quaking in their boots. Yet many with the financial and legal resources to tie up the system, laugh at IRS expectation that citizens will voluntarily pay their fair share. Where do Angelinos fit it? We look at the tax cheats, the tax-sheltered, and the dot-commers who last year won big on paper but lost their shirts, with Bill Allison, co-author of The Cheating of America, and Liz Pulliam Weston, personal finance writer for the Los Angeles Times. (Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.)
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Center for Public Integrity

LAX Master Plan

Los Angeles Times

Regional Transportation Plan

Southern California Association of Governments



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton