The filing date for the Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) report is coming right up.  While filing on time allows you to fulfill your responsibilities as an American taxpayer, it also helps you avoid the sizeable penalties you can incur for...

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A former Swiss banker faces a life in exile after conviction on charges of commercial espionage after he reportedly sold details about German tax evaders to government officials.

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Housing for the homeless in New York City is a complex issue that involves many agencies and organizations.  Federal prosecutors are examining whether one Manhattan business group was more interested in tax fraud than providing safe, subsidized...

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What do maritime flags and the expensive purchase of citizenship have in common?  Oftentimes, tax fraud.

 

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Making focused use of diminishing resources, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced five additional compliance targets.

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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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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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A high-asset individual with significant or questionable tax liability is likely, sooner or later, to be the target of an IRS audit, or worse a criminal tax investigation.

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While most people do not plan things that way, circumstances may leave you with an overwhelming tax obligation.  One option to relieve the tax burden could be an offer in compromise.

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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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