Talk about rotten apples.  A company that sells “gift box quality” fruit from its trucks during the growing season trusted its tax filings to a bad banana. 

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They say a cobbler's children has no shoes and a contractor's house is always under construction. In this case, a CPA didn't file his taxes. But, the difference between these is that in the case of the CPA, that failure to execute his profession for...

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The self-proclaimed “Tax Beast” was recently sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $892,902 to the Internal Revenue Service after filing fraudulent tax returns. The criminal matter reminds others of the powerful reach of the IRS and...

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Individuals may be charged with either a criminal or civil offense if they are suspected of tax fraud. The nature of the charge against them will determine the potential consequences they face and the possible defenses that an experienced tax...

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A Tennessee dentist is going to prison for a year for tax fraud.  While the news isn’t startling, the story is a cautionary tale about getting good legal help if the Internal Revenue Service approaches you.

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A Massachusetts business owner has been indicted for attempting to obstruct the internal revenue laws, aiding and assisting in the filing of fraudulent corporate, personal, and employment tax returns, tax evasion, and structuring financial...

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Think tax crimes only result in a monetary penalty? That after paying off a fine the accused is free to continue on as before? Think again. A recent case involving a famous rapper draws attention to the fact that tax crimes can result in...

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A Florida salesman is facing serious time after some seemingly clever tax tap dancing. After being notified that his wages would be levied due to his failure to file for multiple years, he formed his own company and became an independent contractor...

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Last week, a federal grand jury handed down an indictment of a former CPA charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering and tax offenses. The defendant embezzled money from a dissolving company as well as from an elderly client, while she...

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We all know the classic Seinfeld character the Soup Nazi for his agressive soup rules and his catch phrase, "No soup for you!" But, did you know he was based on a real person and soup shop in NYC? The owner, Al Yeganeh, became an unwilling star...

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