Actor Wesley Snipes has a long-running history of tax controversy with the IRS.  In November, 2018, Mr. Snipes was handed another defeat when an IRS decision to reject his offer-in-compromise was upheld by the United States Tax Court.

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In December, a New York State resident pled guilty to failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.  Falling behind on withholding payroll taxes—or failing to pay them—is a common and serious form of tax fraud.

 

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The Panama Papers leak has yielded its first criminal indictment in the United States.

 

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A high-flying bio-tech investment advisor will report to prison in March, 2019, to serve a 30-month sentence.

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

 

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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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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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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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The former Chief Financial Officer of an Austin, Texas based company pleaded guilty today to willfully failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Herzer was the CFO of AXO Staff Leasing from 2010 to 2016. He handled...

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