On the local and global stage, celebrities and high-asset persons turn up in headlines for alleged tax fraud. In Spain, Shakira is facing allegations that she failed to pay more than $16 million in taxes.

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While court cases and newspapers call out celebrities and high-wealth individuals who face civil or criminal tax investigations, less attention is paid to the people who make those tax mistakes possible.

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Move over Trinidad, the United States of America has joined the European blacklist for its lax tax reporting and jurisdictional tax opacity.

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A French court recently pounded Swiss financial giant UBS Group with a record high fine and penalty after finding the entity sought and then helped clients stash their unreported cash in Swiss accounts to avoid paying French taxes.

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The filing date for the Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) report is coming right up.  While filing on time allows you to fulfill your responsibilities as an American taxpayer, it also helps you avoid the sizeable penalties you can incur for...

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It started with a 63-count indictment in 2013.  It ended with 121 months in federal prison in 2019.  Here is the story of how not to manage your affairs if you are charged with tax fraud.

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A former Swiss banker faces a life in exile after conviction on charges of commercial espionage after he reportedly sold details about German tax evaders to government officials.

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As far as reputation, the United States lost some gloss this year.  A non-governmental organization (NGO) that combats global corruption ranked the US six spots lower in their annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

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The 2019 winter government shutdown was another blow to the beleaguered agency that collects your taxes and checks to see whether your FBAR is all that it should be.

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Tax Day, on April 15, is fast approaching.  After being sentenced to a year in prison for failure to file, it is a pretty good bet that a Colorado businessman will remember to file this year. 

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