Orange County Tax Attorney Blog

Murrieta Tax Preparer Gets No Jail Sentence for Tax Crime

A Murrieta return preparer is reported by patch.com (here) to have received a sentence of home detention, probation, and community service, although the sentencing guidelines provided […]

The General Rules Applicable to Federal Interpleader Actions Involving Federal Tax Liens

Interpleader actions are authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 1335 and Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure where plaintiffs holding funds to property upon […]

Former Head of Foster Agency Sentenced for Theft, Money Laundering, Tax Evasion

The DOJ issued a press release in June highlighting the sentencing, after conviction at jury trial, of an Oregon woman found guilty of stealing over $1 […]

How Long Do You Have to File a Franchise Tax Board Tax Refund Suit?

Question: How Long Do You Have to File a California Franchise Tax Board Income Tax Refund Suit? Answer: Generally, if you have full paid the tax […]

Recent Conviction Illustrates Connection Between Use of Nominees and Tax Evasion

A Recent Conviction in Hawaii’s U.S. District Court Illustrates How the Use of Nominees Can Put You in the Crosshairs of the IRS and DOJ for […]

Tax Court Holds IRS Assessment of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Invalid Where No Final Administrative Determination Issued

In Romano-Murphy v Commissioner, 152 T.C. No. 16 (2019), the United States Tax Court held that an IRS assessment of a Trust Fund Recovery Penalty under […]

Is Getting a Tax LLM A Good Idea? Part 1: LLM Programs Grew More Competitive…

A question law students and recent law school graduates ask with great frequency is whether they should pursue a Tax LLM. To a great extent, the […]
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Is a Tax LLM Worth It? Part 2.1 of “Is a Tax LLM a Good Idea?”

What Is the Value of a Tax LLM? Whether a Master of Laws in Taxation is worth the cost, of course, is going to vary based […]

Is a Tax LLM a Good Idea? Part 3.1: Ranking the Top Tax LLM Programs.

Currently, there are a few places that you may find rankings of the master of laws in taxation programs. One of the obvious places to look […]

Bakersfield Man Who Ran Catholic-Centered Charitable Websites Indicted for Tax Evasion

The Department of Justice recently issued a press release (click here to see it) announcing the indictment of a Bakersfield man, Michael Galloway, who owned the […]

Newport Beach Executive Sentenced to 7 Years For $180 million Unreported Income

The Orange County DA’s office issued a press release yesterday reporting that Richard Engel, a 70 year old Newport Beach man, was sentenced to seven years […]

Star of “Jersey Shore” Indicted for Tax Fraud

Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother/manager Marc Sorrentingo were indicted last week for allegedly failing to pay taxes on $8.9 million of income, according to […]

First Day of Trial for UBS Executive

The high profile federal criminal trial of Raoul Weil began today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Weil was the chief executive of UBS AG wealth management. This […]

Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Stealing Headlines

The IRS’s tax return-related identity theft problem has officially crossed from item of interest to law enforcement and tax professionals to a disturbing problem worthy of […]

Blows Dealt to Department of Justice in Offshore Bank Account Enforcement

The big news last week was that the Department of Justice lost two high-profiled trials involving offshore bank accounts. The first was a jury verdict of […]

So-Cal Tax Attorney and CPA Who Evaded Taxes Sentenced to Almost 5 Years

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California issued a press release last week reporting a conviction of a former tax attorney.  Lloyd Irving […]