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Negligence Versus Tax Fraud: How the IRS Tells the Difference

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

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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

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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?

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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.

So You Cheated On Your Tax Returns

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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 »

How To Avoid Dangerous Tax Evasion Penalties In Michigan

Tax Evasion Penalties In Michigan

Tax evasion penalties in Michigan are no laughing matter. It’s easier than you might expect to get yourself into trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The main thing is not to be negligent, because legally speaking, it’s no excuse. Stay on top of your taxes. Don’t procrastinate and don’t avoid opening the mail for… Read more »

What’s The Difference Between Tax Avoidance And Tax Evasion?

Simple Breakdown of Tax Avoidance v Tax Evasion So you may be asking yourself simply out of curiosity or perhaps even for personal reasons “what’s the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion?”  Either way…we don’t judge.  But allow us to break it down for you. The simple answer, courtesy of the IRS Fraud Handbook,… Read more »

The Trump Tax Scandal: Is It Really?

By now, you have probably heard about presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest scandal involving his taxes.  If you have not, here is what you need to know. An anonymous source mailed a single page of Trump’s 1995 income tax returns to the New York Times in which the infamous real estate mogul and reality star… Read more »