Category: tax crime

Criminal Tax Exposure for CPAs and Other Tax Preparers

CPA criminal tax exposure

  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

divorce and 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?

stolen tax refund

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 for… Read more »

Does your spouse want to out you to the IRS?

IRS whistle blower

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 »

How the IRS Proves You Have Committed Tax Fraud

Methods of Proof of Tax Fraud When the IRS decides to pursue a criminal tax investigation into a taxpayer, it is typically because they believe said taxpayer has committed some sort of tax fraud. Usually that is underreporting of income, overstating their deductions, or not reporting certain income at all.  In order for the IRS… Read more »

Negligence Versus Tax Fraud: How the IRS Tells the Difference

Negligence v Tax Fraud

What is the Difference Between Negligence and Tax Fraud? The American taxpayer’s fear of the IRS is very similar to our fear of the dentist: irrational and rooted in nothing more than making mountains out of molehills. (most of the time). What do I mean by this? Well think about it.  Think back to the… Read more »

How IRS Audits Can Become Criminal Investigations

IRS Criminal Investigation Division In our day-to-day lives, one usually has to try to find himself (or herself) on the wrong side of Law Enforcement.  That is of course, not counting basic traffic infringements (which are hardly considered criminal).  But in all other respects, it is mostly pretty easy to go about our day and… Read more »

Understanding the Difference Between Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance

difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance

What Is The Difference Between Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance? Usually, the payment of taxes is a lackluster affair, as nobody ever enjoys fulfilling this constitutional obligation. Nonetheless, since it is an essential source of any country’s revenue, failure to pay taxes usually has severe implications, most of which are significantly adverse.

What To Do If I Have Filed False Tax Returns?

Filing a False Tax Return Filing a tax return with deliberate falsification carries stiff IRS penalties. The tax agency does not take kindly or lightly to fraud; therefore, if you are accused of filing false tax returns, take your situation seriously. The long-term and short-term ramifications of falsifying income tax returns could be severe.

Cheated On Your Tax Returns?

Good News! Cheating On Your Tax Returns Is Very Common So you finally cheated on your tax returns and you are now confused? Well, the good news is, you are not the only one. In fact, cheating on tax returns is very common. There are millions of people who get away with it while a… Read more »