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September 29, 2015

IRS Improperly Withholding Documents In Response to Freedom of Information Act Requests

On September 18, 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), a bureau of the department of the Treasury, issued its Fiscal Year 2015 Statutory Review […]
September 5, 2015

California CPA Pleads Guilty to False Return in Relation to Money Illegally Syphoned From Religious Non-Profit

The FBI issued a press release earlier this week, giving publicity to yet another example of a tax prosecution intermingled with abusing a position within a […]
September 1, 2015

Newport Beach Doctor Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion Arising from Embezzlement

Showing again that it isn’t just the Feds prosecuting tax crimes, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office issued a press release yesterday to bring attention to […]
August 28, 2015

2016 FBAR Still Due [Update – April 18], 2017, But With Option to Extend to October 15

[12/22/16 Update: FBAR Due April 15 each year, but April 18, 2017 for 2016 FBAR, and extension is automatic to October 15, 2017 – see post […]
August 22, 2015

A Very Good Example of a Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

NJ.com recently published an article which has a very good example of an alleged tax return related identity theft scheme involving at least 14 gang members. […]
June 18, 2015

City of Newport Beach Proposes $282 Milllion Budget

The OC Register recently reported on the proposed project and operating budget for the City of Newport Beach. That article can be found here.  The proposed […]
November 28, 2015

Southern California Doctors Indicted Under Tax Charges in Alleged Kickback Scheme

The Los Angeles United States Attorney’s Office is prosecuting related cases involving doctors and an alleged kickback scheme.  The principal charges involve mail fraud, money laundering, […]
December 8, 2015

San Diego Area Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to ID Theft and Admits to Over 4000 False Returns

A Miramar return preparer pleaded guilty on December 2, 2015, in the San Diego Federal District Court.  As we head into the next filing season, we […]
December 20, 2015

Tax Court Issues Opinion in Sumner Redstone v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2015-237

The United States Tax Court recently released its opinion in the Sumner Redstone case.  The case is notable not just because Redstone is a media magnate, […]
January 16, 2016

Canadians Take Advantage of U.S. Tax Scheme

Tip of the hat to Rochester Business Journal for their article this month highlighting one instance of Canadians coming across the border to enjoy the [illegal] […]
February 6, 2016

Orange County Man Convicted of Bank Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy and Tax Evasion

Hot on the heels of the success of the movie The Big Short, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California issued a press […]