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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Throughout the United States, tax preparer fraud is big business—what do you need to watch for if you use an accountant or tax preparer?

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Who knows how to play the system better than those who work with it every day?  Sadly, the lure to gamble professional expertise for money proved too much for Alena Aleykina, a former special agent for the IRS Criminal Tax Investigation Unit.

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Hired to prepare tax returns, Texas tax preparer Shermin Marshall instead schemed to divert funds for his own use.

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Last week, a Federal Grand Jury handed down an indictment for one Mississippi CPA for one count of conspiring to defraud the United States, four counts of filing false tax returns, and six counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax return....

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Offering an example of one of its “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams,” the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) permanently barred a tax professional from preparing tax returns for others.

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Never believe everything you read.  A Baltimore man read a book written by a couple convicted of tax crimes and decided to try it himself.  It earned him 18-months in prison.

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Here is a pop quiz question:  Do you need to report anything to the Internal Revenue Service about transactions or earnings in virtual currency?  The answer:  The IRS says “yes.”

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