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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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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Successful prosecution of high profile cases like those involving Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen would seem to burnish the reputation of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as hard on crime—but is it?

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We often discuss IRS criminal investigations.  Real-world examples are a good way to examine choices made by those who deceive the IRS and often see prison time and financial penalties as a result.  So how does one of these criminal tax matters get...

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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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In order to provide incentive to encourage use, exchange, provision, and development of alternative fuels, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offered a Biodiesel Mixture Credit.  Two Colorado business entrepreneurs took advantage of the credit—and...

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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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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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A 64-year-old man with a history of tax controversy pled guilty to tax crimes that will land him in prison for the next six years.

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A C-Suite executive is heading for prison for almost three years after committing tax fraud that netted him $1.7 million at the expense of his company.

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