It's often common practice to take what one learns on the job and apply it to their personal life. However, in a case last month, a former IRS employee and attorney proved he hadn't learned enough, and was convicted, by a federal jury in Nevada, of...

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Follow the breadcrumbs. Big Accounting (PwC) shuttles intellectual property for Big Services Company (Accenture) from high tax environment (Switzerland) to low-tax haven (Ireland), boosting the value of said IP by almost 600 percent ($1.2 billion to...

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After a year-long investigation, the European Union (EU) identified seven countries that it charges are behaving as tax havens.  All seven are members of the EU.

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It's a common scam for tax return preparers. During filing season, they promise larger refunds than competitors. It is a scheme the IRS has on their radar, so when a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, filed fraudulent tax returns with inflated...

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Not paying employee taxes can result in walking on broken glass. Last month, the owner of a glass company in Greenville, Ohio, plead guilty to not paying employment taxes, as well as admitted to filing false tax returns and failing to file returns.

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You may have “forgotten” to file a Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report (FBAR).  Maybe you forgot for several years.  You knew about the requirement, but didn’t like the idea, and you failed to alert your accountant to your offshore tax...

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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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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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