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Utah Tax Return Preparers Indicted for Tax Crimes

A recent press release from the U.S. Department of Justice announced that three Utah based tax return preparers were indicted for tax crimes. Sergio, Alissa, and […]
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Nevada Return Preparer Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison for Tax Crimes

The United States Department of Justice announced that Michael A. Sandoval, a return preparer located in Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced for tax evasion, aiding and […]
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Fighting the IRS’s Intentional Disregard of Form W-2 Filing Requirements Penalty Under Section 6721 of the Federal Tax Code

Can an employer avoid the IRS’s proposed imposition of the penalty for “intentional disregrard” of the Form W-2 filing requirements? Yes, depending on the circumstances. The […]
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The Dual Liability Provisions for a Responsible Person under California Sales Tax Law

Can you be held responsible by the CDTFA for the unpaid sales tax of your employer’s company or of the company you own? A person may […]
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Can You Net Gambling Wins With Gambling Losses on Your Tax Return?

Can You Net Gambling Wins With Gambling Losses on Your Tax Return? Taxpayers who gamble casually (meaning they do not qualify as being professional gamblers under […]

Letting the Door Hit You in the Tax on the Way Out: IRS Issues Relief Procedures for Certain Persons Who Relinquished US Citizenship But Wish to Complete Tax Compliance

In September of 2019, the IRS Issued Relief Procedures for Certain Persons Who Relinquished Their United States Citizenship But Who Were Out of Tax Compliance. The […]
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Fighting the IRS’s Intentional Disregard of Form W-2 Filing Requirements Penalty Under Section 6721 of the Federal Tax Code

Can an employer avoid the IRS’s proposed imposition of the penalty for “intentional disregrard” of the Form W-2 filing requirements? Yes, depending on the circumstances. The […]
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The Dual Liability Provisions for a Responsible Person under California Sales Tax Law

Can you be held responsible by the CDTFA for the unpaid sales tax of your employer’s company or of the company you own? A person may […]
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Can You Net Gambling Wins With Gambling Losses on Your Tax Return?

Can You Net Gambling Wins With Gambling Losses on Your Tax Return? Taxpayers who gamble casually (meaning they do not qualify as being professional gamblers under […]

Letting the Door Hit You in the Tax on the Way Out: IRS Issues Relief Procedures for Certain Persons Who Relinquished US Citizenship But Wish to Complete Tax Compliance

In September of 2019, the IRS Issued Relief Procedures for Certain Persons Who Relinquished Their United States Citizenship But Who Were Out of Tax Compliance. The […]

What Is the Standard for Admission of Evidence in a Hearing on Revocation of Probation or Supervised Release?

What Is the Standard for Admission of Evidence in a Hearing on Revocation of Supervised Release or Probation? Because the Federal Rules of Evidence do not […]

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 […]
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