Tax Me If You Can: Inside the bogus tax shelter business - the companies involved, the schemes concocted, and how the ultimate victim is the American taxpayer

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With commentary by correspondent Hedrick Smith.

gimme shelter

Examining the 1990s tax-shelter explosion and whether the problem is likely to return.

uncovering the schemes

How they work and how they're sold -- with a closer look at KPMG's aggressive strategy and reports on sheltering in Germany and the Cayman Islands.

prospects for reform

Analysis by experts, the battle in Congress, and the challenges facing the IRS.

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posted february 19, 2004

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