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US Tax Court Sides With Whistleblower in Award Case

In June, the Tax Court issued its opinion in 21276-13W v. Commissioner, 144 T.C. No. 15 (2016).  This is one of the better written case opinions […]

After Attempt to Sneak Bank Statements From Israel, Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty

Tip of the hat to the article in Bloomberg which recently highlighted a local Los Angeles business man’s captivating cat-and-mouse method of receiving bank statements.  According […]

Santa Barbara Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

As I’ve discussed in previous posts, the IRS isn’t the only one prosecuting tax charges.   On July 20, 2016, the District Attorney’s Office for the […]

OC’s Assessed Property Tax Roll Reaches over $500 Billion

That’s billion, with a “B.”  The OC Register is reporting (link here) that a 5.5 percent increase in assessments of real property tax citing a number […]

An Instructive Case: Non-Filer Charged and Tried for Tax Evasion

Many taxpayers may be surprised that failure to file a Federal tax return by the April deadline is technically criminal, if it is intentionally not filed […]

Pro Football Hall of Famer and San Diego Attorney Pleads Guilty to Tax Charge

The US Department of Justice issued a press release recently announcing the guilty plea of Hall of Fame football player Ron Mix, who is 78 years […]
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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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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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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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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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Portland Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Preparing False Returns

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine has issued a press release for the sentencing of a tax return preparer located in Portland, […]
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Palm Beach County Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Returns and Theft of Government Funds

The United States Department of Justice has issued a press release concerning the sentencing of a West Palm Beach tax return preparer. Paul Senat was sentenced […]
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