Tax Fraud

The 2010 “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams

Posted on: March 16th, 2010
From IR-2010-32: WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued its 2010 “dirty dozen” list of tax scams, including schemes involving return preparer fraud, hiding income offshore and phishing. ...

The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments

Posted on: December 2nd, 2009
Have you ever heard a friend, neighbor, or colleague state that they had found a way to get around paying income taxes, or that certain taxes weren’t really legal? Don’t believe them – many people, including several wealthy actors, have gotten into trouble with the IRS that way....

IRS Extends Deadline on Foreign Account Reporting

Posted on: September 21st, 2009
From IR-2009-84: WASHINGTON ─ The Internal Revenue Service today announced a one-time extension of the deadline for special voluntary disclosures by taxpayers with unreported income from hidden offshore accounts. These taxpayers now have until Oct. 15, 2009. ...

IRS Lists 4 New Frivolous Positions to Avoid

Posted on: January 17th, 2008
The IRS recently published a notice naming four new frivolous income tax claims: Misinterpretation of the 9th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding objections to military spending....

NC Attorney Rick Graves Found Not Guilty of Tax Fraud

Posted on: April 16th, 2007
In an October 2006 posting, I reported that North Carolina attorney Rick Graves was indicated for tax fraud. I am pleased to report that last week he was found "not guilty" by unanimous jury verdict, and acquitted of both charges of federal tax fraud....

Wesley Snipes Indicted for Tax Fraud

Posted on: October 17th, 2006
Newsday reported today that actor Wesley Snipes has been indicted for federal income tax fraud for claiming $12 million in refunds for 1997 and 1997. Today is also the 75th anniversary of the date that mobster Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison for income tax evasion....
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