For many taxpayers, tax season is over. However, if your company or tax return is a complicated landscape, you may have yet to file.  What is your confidence level about the individual or business that is preparing your return?

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The long reach of the Panama Papers document leak toppled another executive after international tax fraud and money laundering allegations came to light.

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You may have “forgotten” to file a Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report (FBAR).  Maybe you forgot for several years.  You knew about the requirement, but didn’t like the idea, and you failed to alert your accountant to your offshore tax...

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We all need the occasional break from work, but falsely claiming disability might not be the best way to get it. Last month, a south Florida doctor was sentenced to prison for disability fraud and tax evasion on over $1.6 million in income earned.

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Criminal tax investigations are often aimed at business owners or C-suite executives.  Just as often, it is the rank-and-file who perpetrate tax fraud.

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The latest arrest in the international investigation of corruption involving Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras has led to a guilty plea.

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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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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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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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