The Criminal Investigation (CI) Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is tasked with investigating criminal tax matters, financial malfeasance, and enforcing compliance.  The recent release of the CI Annual Report for 2018 offers a snapshot...

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The IRS Criminal Investigation division found nearly $10 billion in tax fraud in fiscal year 2018—four times more than last year thanks to its focus on using data analytics.

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A high-asset individual with significant or questionable tax liability is likely, sooner or later, to be the target of an IRS audit, or worse a criminal tax investigation.

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From entertainment to sports, offshore holdings to the corporate board room, forms of tax fraud remain remarkably consistent—only the industry changes.  In a recent case prosecuted by the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, a dealer in...

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Successful prosecution of high profile cases like those involving Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen would seem to burnish the reputation of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as hard on crime—but is it?

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The former Chief Financial Officer of an Austin, Texas based company pleaded guilty today to willfully failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Herzer was the CFO of AXO Staff Leasing from 2010 to 2016. He handled...

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In November of 2017 we shared the story of the conviction of an Ohio businessman on seven counts of filing false corporate, individual, and private foundation tax returns. His story moves forward as of last week when his sentencing occurred. Here's...

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We often discuss IRS criminal investigations.  Real-world examples are a good way to examine choices made by those who deceive the IRS and often see prison time and financial penalties as a result.  So how does one of these criminal tax matters get...

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While most people do not plan things that way, circumstances may leave you with an overwhelming tax obligation.  One option to relieve the tax burden could be an offer in compromise.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) reported its first conviction of failing to comply with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  The matter involved a former CEO of Loyal Bank.

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