Category Archives for CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

U.S. Treasury Announces New Cryptocurrency Tax Reporting Requirements

  • June 14, 2021

The Treasury Department announced that it is taking steps to crack down on cryptocurrency markets and transactions and said it will require any transfer worth $10,000 or more to be reported to the Internal

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The IRS Offers Taxpayers an Identity Protection PIN Opt-In (IP PIN) Program

  • February 19, 2021

An Identity Protection PIN from the IRS can help protect your tax return from potential fraud.Identity theft and tax refund fraud are issues no one wants to spend time thinking about – but everyone should.

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Is Tax Evasion Always a Felony?

  • November 2, 2020

A very common question that comes up in our tax legal defense work involves the term "tax evasion" and whether it is always considered a felony criminal offense.The short answer is, yes, tax evasion is

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Avoid the Temptation of Tax Evasion

  • November 20, 2019

If you intentionally fail to pay taxes or underreport your taxable income, you could be charged with tax evasion. In order to be convicted of tax evasion, the IRS must show that you deliberately tried

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Violating Federal Employment Tax Rules Brings Heavy Penalties!

  • November 19, 2019

And there are many ways to incur those penalties. Violating federal employment tax rules is very serious business – and not just for employers – employees will suffer as well.Both employers and employees

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Celebrity Attorney Adds Tax Evasion to His Web of Crime

  • July 3, 2019

IRS Terror Tale: Celebrity Attorney Michael Avenatti Faces a LOT of Prison Time for Tax CrimesMichael Avenatti has been a high-profile attorney for decades but only recently stepped into the public eye

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Offering Trust Fund Recovery Service can Enhance Your Practice

Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (or TFRP) resolution is a very important part of any tax problem resolution practice, and it can mean a lot of extra income for any CPA practice offering this service – there’s

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Can You Call it a Business or is it Just an Expensive Hobby?

  • April 17, 2018

It can be very difficult to determine and qualify the difference between the two. Here’s an example of how to be sure to (eventually) get on the IRS’ radar regarding this matter: Deduct hefty

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A Few Strategies To Reduce (Or Eliminate) the Taxes You’ll Owe on Your Social Security Benefits

  • April 17, 2018

Over the years, I’ve been asked how taxes on Social Security benefits are calculated, and if there are any strategies that would help them avoid paying taxes on their benefits? Whether your Social

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Convicted Of Tax Evasion, Poker Chip CEO Was Facing 10 Years, Got Only 10 Months

  • April 17, 2018

The CEO of a Maine poker chip manufacturer was found guilty of tax evasion for paying employees under the table and evading payroll taxes. John M. Kendall was convicted on three felony counts of theft

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