Blog

April 30, 2016

$14 Million In Refunds Issued by IRS in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Indicted

Yet another tax return related identity theft scheme was recently indicted, this one with ties all across Orange County from La Habra to Newport Beach.  I […]
April 19, 2016

Hacienda Heights Man Sentenced in Tax Return ID Theft Case

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported earlier this month on yet another tax return-related identity theft sentencing in California.  This time with was a 63 year […]
April 4, 2016

Tax Court Judge Kroupa Indicted

In news that is rocking the tax community, the Department of Justice has issued a press release announcing that Judge Diane Kroupa and her husband have […]
March 29, 2016

Hollywood Tax – Ex-SAG Benefit Plan Official Guilty Plea and More

The National Legal and Policy Center published an article yesterday (click here) on the guilty plea of Nader Karimi.  According to that article he pleaded guilty to […]
March 5, 2016

Revised FBAR Rules for Finance Pros Proposed by FinCEN

FinCEN is the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a bureau of the Treasury Department, which is tasked, among other things, with monitoring offshore financial transactions in order […]
February 12, 2016

Celebrities Getting Into the Medical Marijuana Business

The OC Register recently published an interesting article on the growing medical marijuana business, focusing on the fact that several celebrities, including most recently Roseanne Barr, […]
June 8, 2015

Laguna Hills Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty

The IRS issued a press release yesterday announcing that Randall Hutchens, who was a return preparer in Laguna Hills until at least 2013, pleaded guilty to […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]