Orange County Tax Attorney Blog

Issuing a State Court Subpoena to Federal Officials: Beware the Touhy Doctrine.

Issuing a State Court Subpoena to Federal Officials: Beware the Touhy Doctrine. Can you subpoena an IRS or another Federal official in a state court action? […]

Enforcement of Money Judgments Against Property in Jurisdiction of California Probate Court: The Interaction Between Cal. Code. Civ. Proc. Sections 709.030, 695.010 and 697.310

Enforcement of Money Judgments Against Property in Jurisdiction of California Probate Court: The Interaction Between Cal. Code. Civ. Proc. Sections 709.030, 695.010 and 697.310 One issue […]

Statute of Limitations for 18 U.S.C. Section 1001, False Statements to the U.S. Government

In tax cases, the IRS and Department of Justice will generally prosecute cases under Title 26, the Internal Revenue Code. However, if a false statement is […]

Trustees and Executors Should Worry When Taxes are Owed: The Federal Insolvency Statute

What is the Federal Insolvency Statute? Where the delinquent taxpayer is insolvent but has not filed a petition in bankruptcy, the IRS’ prior right to payment […]
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Maryland Federal District Court Issues Willful FBAR Penalty Opinion in United States v. Horowitz – No. PWG-16-1997 – PDF

On January 18, 2019, the U.S. District Court held defendants liable for the willful FBAR Penalty in its opinion in United States v. Horowitz, No. PWG-16-1997 […]

When Can a Court Use Its Discretion to Decline Foreclosure of Property Subject to a Federal Tax Lien?

When Can a Court Use Its Discretion to Decline Foreclosure of Property Subject to an IRS Federal Tax Lien? Judicial discretion to decline foreclosure in Federal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Laguna Beach Doctor Pleads Guilty to Failing to Report Foreign Account

The U.S. Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California announced today another guilty plea in an FBAR case, this […]

Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges Related to EDD Scheme

The IRS issued a press release announcing that Carl Artis, a Lancaster man, pleaded guilty before Judge Wu (a fellow UChicago Law graduate) to tax charges. […]

57 Month Sentence for San Francisco Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Embezzlement from Non-Profit

I’ve written before about embezzlement or misappropriation leading to tax charges.  The recent sentencing of Robert Bradley Strahan is another example of that, though in a […]

Opinion of the Day: Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner Sits as District Court Judge in Criminal Tax Case

While I was a law student at the University of Chicago, I was fortunate enough to have Richard Posner, one of the more well known federal […]

IRS Issues Guidance for Choosing a Tax Return Preparer

The IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility has long been trying to be a force in regulating and imposing some form of quality control over return preparers. […]

Ex-Casino Owner and Ex-NFL Punter Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case

Hot on the heels of the IRS’s push for taxpayers to be more choosy about their return preparers, the DOJ issued a press release last week […]