If you are contacted or approached by a special agent of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it is important to know what is happening and what to do.  The short answer is defer contact with the agents and contact an experienced criminal tax...

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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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The Criminal Investigation (CI) Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is tasked with investigating criminal tax matters, financial malfeasance, and enforcing compliance.  The recent release of the CI Annual Report for 2018 offers a snapshot...

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The IRS Criminal Investigation division found nearly $10 billion in tax fraud in fiscal year 2018—four times more than last year thanks to its focus on using data analytics.

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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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We shared the story of Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino pleading guilt to tax evasion charges in January of this year. The sentencing has now been completed and The Situation is facing some time behind bars for his actions. 

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The Internal Revenue Service does not have to look hard to find tax fraud.  Recently another former IRS employee pled guilty to tax fraud and identity theft.

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Despite a duty to turn over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), some business owners are tempted to withhold that money.  When they do—it can lead to an IRS audit, or worse, an IRS criminal tax investigation.  For a Michigan man,...

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