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What to Consider When Choosing a Tax Defense Attorney

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  Negotiating settlement terms, seeking relief, or attempting to avoid future tax problems are all stressful and time-consuming. However, they become more difficult or even dangerous when you attempt to resolve them by yourself. You will need the right tax defense attorney to represent you if you are faced with a tax resolution case. The… Read more »

IRS Penalties That Tax Preparers Can Face

  While taxpayers are legally responsible for the items on their return, tax preparers can also face penalties for fraudulent or reckless conduct. These penalties can even apply to “ghost tax preparers” who don’t sign the returns they prepare.

Understanding the Voluntary Disclosure Policy of the IRS

Why you are still criminally liable for non-compliance even if the IRS hasn’t noticed for years It is not uncommon to see a client with a heavy heart walk into your office as a tax defense attorney. In most cases, such clients have not been remitting their taxes to Uncle Sam and they want to… Read more »

Is the IRS pursuing a criminal tax charge? Avoiding prison.

The percentage of criminal charges filed against taxpayers in the United States in 2019 is generally lower than it has been in the previous years. The chances of undergoing a criminal investigation by the IRS are therefore minimal. However, you might still find yourself part of that small percentage with no idea how to address… Read more »

Criminal Tax Exposure for CPAs and Other Tax Preparers

  Tax preparers such as CPAs face a lot of pitfalls and potential traps when dealing with clients. In case such an event happens, only a qualified tax defense attorney can help to resolve the criminal tax exposure that CPAs face. Although CPAs help clients to sort out their taxation problems, they are often the… Read more »

When a divorce or separation proceeding leads to criminal tax concerns

Marriage is always a sweet affair that may lead to couples raking up investments and even debt as they seek to build a life together. However, separation or divorce presents some challenges that may lead to criminal charges. How is this possible? You are probably wondering. Divorcing couples caught up in the emotional turmoil of… Read more »

What is Tax Preparer Fraud?

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  Tax preparer fraud involves illegal conduct by a tax preparer and can take many different forms: The tax preparer may direct your refund to their bank account instead of yours. The tax preparer may not be qualified to prepare your return. Your refund may be fraudulently inflated to get your business or earn commissions… Read more »

Criminal Investigations and Penalties for IRS Offshore Disclosure

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According to the IRS, the US loses several billions of dollars every year as a consequence of individuals who either hide or fail to report their offshore revenue or foreign earnings. Offshore tax fraud or tax evasion is a crime if it is determined to have been committed willfully and one can face certain penalties… Read more »

Does your spouse want to out you to the IRS?

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Whistle blowers are among the favorite heroes loved by the IRS. In fact, the IRS loves them so much that it has a program that may award a whistle blower up to 30% of the evaded tax or penalty it collects. While this should not be a problem to anyone that pays their taxes dutifully,… Read more »

5 Signs of an Impending Tax Evasion Prosecution

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  The IRS examination An IRS examination is a standard procedure, and unless you actually have something to hide the process should not worry you one bit. However, there is the possibility that your tax audit may transform from a civil tax examination to a criminal tax case such as tax evasion. If this happens… Read more »