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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The 2019 winter government shutdown was another blow to the beleaguered agency that collects your taxes and checks to see whether your FBAR is all that it should be.

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Tax Day, on April 15, is fast approaching.  After being sentenced to a year in prison for failure to file, it is a pretty good bet that a Colorado businessman will remember to file this year. 

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Bright lights, big city and tax fraud: the story plays out repeatedly and did so again, only this time it involved the storied Friars Club of Manhattan.

 

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In a large-scale fraudulent tax return scheme based on identity theft, a Missouri man and his accomplices garnered more than $12 million in ill-gotten tax refunds from the IRS.

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German investigators descended on the headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, in late November, a devastating setback to an institution struggling to reset after years of fines and bad press over financial misconduct.

 

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Sometimes accountants take advantage of their clients to make a buck. Sometimes, the client is in on it, like this one. A Mississippi federal jury recently convicted certified public accountant Carl Nicholson of conspiracy to defraud the United...

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You or your company might underreport your income a little.  Maybe you don’t reveal all of your foreign holdings on your FBAR.  Or, maybe you cooked up a scam over a few years that finds you claiming deductions you have no hope of being able to...

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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 Deputy Attorney General recently offered remarks on how federal prosecutors view the criminal and civil pursuit of corporate defendants.

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