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January 30, 2015

Washington D.C. Tax Preparer Found Guilty of Filing False Income Tax Returns for Herself and for Her Clients

As the tax season comes upon us, the IRS is urging taxpayers to be careful when choosing a tax preparer. We are reminded of this by […]
January 30, 2015

Bookkeeper Committing Tax Fraud Gets Prison Sentence

Earlier this month, a bookkeeper of a charter bus company was sentenced to prison for engaging in tax fraud by failing to report close to $1 […]
January 30, 2015

Permanent Injunction Imposed on Las Vegas Couple Involved in Illegal Tax Scheme

Return preparer fraud continues to be a major concern of the IRS.  A recent case out of Las Vegas details how a husband and wife team […]
January 29, 2015

In Honor of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week… a Roundup of Local Cases

There are always plenty of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud prosecutions going on, but here are some recent ones of local interest: A Utah woman pleaded guilty to […]
January 29, 2015

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Is This Week! Hooray?

Tax Identity Theft Awareness week, so designated by the FTC, ends on January 30, 2015. As anyone acquainted with me knows, I was the Stolen Identity […]
January 28, 2015

Attorney Found Guilty of Tax Fraud

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division won a conviction against a New York attorney for failing to report income on his 2007, 2008 and […]
July 1, 2016

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 […]
July 21, 2016

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 […]
August 5, 2016

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 […]
August 12, 2016

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 […]
September 10, 2016

North Carolina Man Indicted for Allegedly Filing False Lien

The Department of Justice issued a press release regarding the indictment of a North Carolina man alleging the filing of false tax returns and interfering with […]