A recent legal case profiles the determination of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to pursue and collect on tax fraudsters and those who do not report offshore tax holdings.

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What started out as a fish restaurant venture turned into a whopper of a federal criminal tax investigation, leaving the owners in hot water—and facing up to five years in prison.

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Admitting it advised and helped its clients avoid paying US taxes, Israeli bank Mizrahi-Tefahot agreed to pay $195 million as part of a deferred prosecution agreement.

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The latest arrest in the international investigation of corruption involving Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras has led to a guilty plea.

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On the local and global stage, celebrities and high-asset persons turn up in headlines for alleged tax fraud. In Spain, Shakira is facing allegations that she failed to pay more than $16 million in taxes.

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While court cases and newspapers call out celebrities and high-wealth individuals who face civil or criminal tax investigations, less attention is paid to the people who make those tax mistakes possible.

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Move over Trinidad, the United States of America has joined the European blacklist for its lax tax reporting and jurisdictional tax opacity.

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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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As far as reputation, the United States lost some gloss this year.  A non-governmental organization (NGO) that combats global corruption ranked the US six spots lower in their annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

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