Like Americans, some Canadians cannot stand a tax cheat. In fiscal year 2018, Canada Revenue, the federal tax agency of our neighbor to the north, received 32,157 anonymously volunteered tips.

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Not paying employee taxes can result in walking on broken glass. Last month, the owner of a glass company in Greenville, Ohio, plead guilty to not paying employment taxes, as well as admitted to filing false tax returns and failing to file returns.

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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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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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In December, a New York State resident pled guilty to failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.  Falling behind on withholding payroll taxes—or failing to pay them—is a common and serious form of tax fraud.

 

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Taking a fresh swipe at transnational tax crime, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) recently announced a crackdown on enablers of global tax fraud and the inappropriate use of cryptocurrencies.

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Employment tax fraud was a poor prescription for a Virginia business owner.

 

Virginia resident, Jerry Harper, Jr., is a pharmacist who owns five pharmacies in the Western District of Virginia.  By combining accounting practices for his five...

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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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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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Precious metals have precious little value when your bars are on a cell and not made of gold. A man who sold precious metals via the phone, and collected commission on the sales, attempted to hide that income through shell companies. But much like a...

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