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Swiss banks in U.S. criminal probe face longer wait

Swiss banks in U.S. criminal probe face longer wait

ZURICH (Reuters) – A U.S. criminal investigation into how Swiss banks such as Julius Baer allegedly helped wealthy Americans to hide their money is likely to stretch into next year, the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland signalled in a newspaper interview. The criminal probe into a handful of banks has paved the way for a programme […]

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Enjoin Las Vegas Man from Preparing Returns Containing the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Enjoin Las Vegas Man from Preparing Returns Containing the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

As announced in the DOJ Press Release,the United States has asked a federal court in Las Vegas to bar a Las Vegas man from preparing federal tax returns that contain or involve foreign earned income, and from promoting to others the exclusion of foreign earned income. The complaint, which was filed with the U.S. District […]

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Tennessee Federal Court Bars Owners of Memphis-Area Tax Return Preparation Stores from Preparing Returns for Others

Tennessee Federal Court Bars Owners of Memphis-Area Tax Return Preparation Stores from Preparing Returns for Others

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a federal court in Memphis, Tennessee, permanently barred three individuals from preparing tax returns for others and owning or operating a tax return preparation business, the Justice Department announced. The civil injunction order, to which the defendants Shandon Allen, Tabitha Tunstall, and Shewanda Hamilton agreed, was signed by […]

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Federal Court Permanently Bars Five Texas Tax Return Preparers from Preparing Returns for Others

Federal Court Permanently Bars Five Texas Tax Return Preparers from Preparing Returns for Others

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a federal court in Waco, Texas has permanently barred Patricia Foley aka Sissy Foley; Amanda Smith; April Leann Morgan aka April Leann Ercanbrack; Cassandra Egbert and Joshua Stifle, individually and doing business as Accounting System Services and doing business as A Kind Bookkeeping and Tax Service from preparing […]

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Federal Court Permanently Bars San Antonio Tax Preparer from Preparing Tax Returns for Others

Federal Court Permanently Bars San Antonio Tax Preparer from Preparing Tax Returns for Others

A federal court in San Antonio has permanently barred a Texas man and his business, Cardenas Income Tax Service, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. The civil injunction order, to which John Andrew Cardenas consented, was signed by Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the U.S. District Court for the […]

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Federal Court Bars Southern California Man from Promoting Alleged Tax Scheme

Federal Court Bars Southern California Man from Promoting Alleged Tax Scheme

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Federal Court Bars Southern California Man from Promoting Alleged Tax Scheme. A federal court has permanently barred a Rancho Santa Margarita, California, man from promoting and selling an alleged nationwide tax scheme that involved using welfare benefit plans to unlawfully increase and accelerate tax deductions and avoid income […]

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Tenth Circuit upholds injunction against fraudulent minister scheme

Tenth Circuit upholds injunction against fraudulent minister scheme

Hartshorn, (CA 10 6/2/2014) 113 AFTR 2d ¶ 2014-885. The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has upheld IRS’s injunction under Code Sec. 7408 against the head of a church who recruited persons to be ministers of the church via a scheme under which the recruits/ministers didn’t pay income tax. The ministers took a […]

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Federal District Court Shut Down California Tax Return Preparers

Federal District Court Shut Down California Tax Return Preparers

Federal District Court Shut Down California Tax Return Preparers – Return Preparers Allegedly Overstated Refunds Through Fabricated and Inflated Deductions and Credits, as reported by the DOJ. A federal court in Fresno, California, has permanently barred Ken Mendoza and Alice Mendoza from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. Ken Mendoza […]

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Justice Department Sues to Stop Miami Tax Return Preparers

Justice Department Sues to Stop Miami Tax Return Preparers

Justice Department Sues to Stop Miami Tax Return Preparers – Family of Miami Return Preparers Allegedly Overstated Refunds Through Fabricated and Inflated Deductions and Credits, as reported by the DOJ. The United States has asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami to stop Lazaro Jesus Toyos, Shirley Ester Almazan, […]

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Court Stops San Diego Man from Preparing Tax Returns

Court Stops San Diego Man from Preparing Tax Returns

Court Stops San Diego Man from Preparing Tax Returns – Tax Preparer Allegedly Claimed Bogus Deductions on Customers’ Tax Returns, as reported by the DOJ. A federal judge in California has permanently barred Michael I. Turner, of San Diego, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. In the complaint, filed […]

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Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Texas Tax Preparer

Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Texas Tax Preparer

Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Texas Tax Preparer – McAllen, Texas-Area Woman Allegedly Prepares Tax Returns Claiming False Deductions and Credits, as reported by the DOJ. The United States has asked a federal court in McAllen, Texas, to permanently bar Melissa Alvarez and her companies, Best & Unique Income Services, Best & Unique Income […]

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Justice Department Highlights Ongoing Efforts to Protect the Public and Shut Down Fraudulent Tax Return Preparers and Promoters Nationwide

Justice Department Highlights Ongoing Efforts to Protect the Public and Shut Down Fraudulent Tax Return Preparers and Promoters Nationwide

Justice Department Highlights Ongoing Efforts to Protect the Public and Shut Down Fraudulent Tax Return Preparers and Promoters Nationwide, as reported by the DOJ. Tax Division Obtained Injunctions Against Large-Scale and Individual Preparers and Promoters, Many of Whom Preyed on Low to Moderate-Income Earners and the Elderly. The Justice Department announced the results of its […]

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Stop Tennessee Man from Preparing Tax Returns

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Stop Tennessee Man from Preparing Tax Returns

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Stop Tennessee Man from Preparing Tax Returns, as reported by the DOJ. The Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit today in the federal court in Nashville, Tenn., to stop Gilberto Cortes and his business, Mundo Hispano Services, from preparing federal tax returns.  According to the complaint, Cortes and his […]

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Justice Department Sues to Stop Florida Tax Return Preparer from Preparing Federal Tax Returns for Others

Justice Department Sues to Stop Florida Tax Return Preparer from Preparing Federal Tax Returns for Others

According to the DOJ Press Release, Justice Department Sues to Stop Florida Tax Return Preparer from Preparing Federal Tax Returns for Others – Return Preparer in Plantation, Fla., Allegedly Overstated Refunds through Fictitious or Inflated Income, Filing Statuses, Exemptions and Tax Credits. The United States has asked a federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to […]

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Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Detroit Tax Preparer

Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Detroit Tax Preparer

Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Detroit Tax Preparer – Woman Allegedly Fabricates Business Income, Business Expenses and Education Credits on Customer Returns, as reported by the DOJ. The United States filed a lawsuit to bar Margaret Brown, a Detroit tax return preparer, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced. According […]

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Stop Tennessee Woman from Preparing Tax Returns

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Stop Tennessee Woman from Preparing Tax Returns

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Stop Tennessee Woman from Preparing Tax Returns, as announced in the press release of the DOJ. The Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit in a federal court in Memphis today to stop Stephanie Edmond and her businesses, the Tax Factory and Tax Factory Enterprise Inc., from preparing federal income […]

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Federal Court in Ohio Shuts Down Nation’s Fourth-Largest Tax-Preparation Firm and Bars CEO From Tax-Preparation Business

Federal Court in Ohio Shuts Down Nation’s Fourth-Largest Tax-Preparation Firm and Bars CEO From Tax-Preparation Business

As per the DOJ Press Release, Federal Court in Ohio Shuts Down Nation’s Fourth-Largest Tax-Preparation Firm and Bars CEO From Tax-Preparation Business – Judge Finds that Instant Tax Service Franchisor Defrauded Customers, Obstructed the IRS and Violated Court Orders on Lending Practices. WASHINGTON – A federal court has entered a permanent injunction ordering ITS Financial […]

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Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Mississippi Tax Return Preparer for Alledgedly Overstating Tax Refunds

Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Mississippi Tax Return Preparer for Alledgedly Overstating Tax Refunds

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Mississippi Tax Return Preparer for Allegedly Overstating Tax Refunds, the United States has requested that the federal district court in Jackson, Miss., permanently bar Danee Aikens from preparing federal income tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced. According to the complaint, […]

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Justice Department Sues to Stop Maui, Hawaii Tax Return Preparer

Justice Department Sues to Stop Maui, Hawaii Tax Return Preparer

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Justice Department Sues to Stop Maui, Hawaii Tax Return Preparer, Kahului Return Preparer Allegedly Overstated Refunds Through Fabricated and Inflated Deductions and Credits. The United States filed a civil complaint asking a federal court in Honolulu to enjoin James A. Ericson from preparing federal tax returns for others, […]

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Justice Department Sues to Stop Georgia Tax Return Preparer

Justice Department Sues to Stop Georgia Tax Return Preparer

As announced by the DOJ, Justice Department Sues to Stop Georgia Tax Return Preparer, the United States filed a complaint asking a federal court in the Statesboro Division of the Southern District of Georgia, to enjoin Lakesia Michelle Mills, who does business as Willis Tax Service, from preparing federal income tax returns for others, the […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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