While talking big and selling fake facts may not raise eyebrows today, Michael Cooper, founder of The Tax People, made big news for a short time selling tax fraud in the late 1990’s. Convicted of criminal tax fraud, Mr. Cooper went to federal prison...

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Anytime is a good time for a tax scam, but fraudsters often take special advantage of periods of high economic or community instability.

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Whether as employee or employer, taxes are a permanent workforce expectation.  Here is the lowdown on the types of schemes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regards when initiating a civil tax audit or criminal tax investigation.

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What started as a fight against extradition to the US turned into formal charges of tax fraud for a Russian banker—even as he fights to regain his health.

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Avoiding allegations of tax crime is important for anyone—especially business owners or high asset individuals who are more likely to become targets of an IRS criminal investigation.  When we talk about “criminal tax matters,” what do we mean? ...

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Entering a guilty plea on seven felonies including tax fraud, a Massachusetts man is hoping to resolve his involvement in the Panama Papers scandal--a document leak that has impacted high wealth individuals around the world.

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A successful restaurant and an opulent lifestyle led to a guilty plea in federal court in January as restaurateur Adel Kellel admitted he had “cooked his books” for years.

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A Brooklyn pharmacist was arrested and arraigned recently for his involvement in a drug diversion network involving illicit sale of the opioid oxycodone.

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A longtime IRS criminal tax investigation yielded results when a federal grand jury in Springfield, Massachusetts handed down an indictment that could send a golf pro to prison for 20 years.

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As the 2020 tax season moves into full swing, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been working hard to take fraudulent tax returns off the table.  How? By going after tax preparers who commit tax fraud.

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