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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

Board of Equalization Will Look for Sales Suppression in 2015

California’s Board of Equalization issued a Special Notice (available at www.boe.ca.gov/news/2014/l386.pdf) in the latter part of 2014 making it clear that they were interested in prosecuting sales suppression […]

Ecigarette Sellers To Be Subject to Registration Requirements for Cigarette and Tobacco Products Retailer Licenses Starting January 1 2017

The California State Board of Equalization issued a press release on November 2, 2016, advising “E-Cig” sellers of the new license registration requirements starting on January […]

Introducing the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Office of Tax Appeals

On June 15th, Senate Bill (SB) 86 was passed.  The bill was called the “Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act,” and the full text can be found […]

Measure M Los Angeles County Sales Tax Rate Increase as of July 1, 2017

With over a 70% favorable vote, Measure M passed in Los Angeles County in November of last year.  Per LA Metro’s webpage voters were asked to vote […]
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