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Aiding and assisting the preparation of a false tax return

Mo Money Tax Return Preparers Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Filing False Tax Returns

Mo Money Tax Return Preparers Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Filing False Tax Returns

According to the Department of Justice Press Release: Two tax return preparers pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. […]

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Only one aiding/abetting penalty for false statements on retirement plan application

Only one aiding/abetting penalty for false statements on retirement plan application

Chief Counsel Advice 201531015 In Chief Counsel Advice, IRS has drawn several conclusions with respect to the Code Sec. 6701 aiding and abetting penalty. For example, it concluded that it can assess only one Code Sec. 6701 penalty against an individual who submits false documents in support of a retirement plan’s application for qualified status, […]

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Las Vegas Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Submit False Federal Income Tax Returns

Las Vegas Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Submit False Federal Income Tax Returns

As reported in the DOJ press release, a Las Vegas man was sentenced to serve 15 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $192,632 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Larry J. Wszalek for the Justice Department’s Tax […]

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Kentucky Businessman Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $53 Million Tax Scheme and Massive Fraud That Involved the Bribery of Bank Officials

Kentucky Businessman Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $53 Million Tax Scheme and Massive Fraud That Involved the Bribery of Bank Officials

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for the Southern District of New York and Deputy Assistant Attorney General David A. Hubbert for the Tax Division of the Department of Justice announced that Wilbur Anthony Huff, a Kentucky businessman, pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to various tax crimes that caused more than $50 million in losses […]

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Tax Return Preparers Convicted of Assisting Wealthy Clients Hide Millions in Secret Offshore Accounts at Israeli Banks

Tax Return Preparers Convicted of Assisting Wealthy Clients Hide Millions in Secret Offshore Accounts at Israeli Banks

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a federal jury sitting in Los Angeles convicted two California tax return preparers of one count of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and two counts  of willfully failing to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General […]

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IRS Targets U.S. Tax Cheats by Summoning Records from Shipping and Financial Service Providers

IRS Targets U.S. Tax Cheats by Summoning Records from Shipping and Financial Service Providers

Click here to view the DOJ press release dated Dec. 19, 2014. Click here to view the “[Proposed] Order Granting Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve “John Doe” Summonses.” A U.S. district court has authorized IRS to serve “John Doe” summonses to eight entities in the shipping and financial services industries in order to identify the […]

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United States Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Causing the Filing of a False and Fraudulent Tax Return

United States Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Causing the Filing of a False and Fraudulent Tax Return

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, on December 23, 2014, United States Congressman Michael Grimm pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to aiding and assisting the preparation of a false tax return.  Since 2011, Grimm has served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York’s 11th […]

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Pittsburg Resident Charged In Tax Fraud Scheme

Pittsburg Resident Charged In Tax Fraud Scheme

Pittsburg Resident Charged In Tax Fraud Scheme, as reported by the DOJ. San Francisco – Ebony Standifer, was charged with conspiracy to file false claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas McMahon. According to the indictment, between […]

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Former Oakland CPA Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Preparing False Returns

Former Oakland CPA Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Preparing False Returns

Former Oakland CPA Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Preparing False Returns, as reported by the DOJ. OAKLAND – Jeffrey Deshon Applewhite, AKA Jeffrey Donald Mason, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay $9,249 in restitution for assisting in the preparation of false federal income tax returns for clients […]

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Santa Rosa Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

Santa Rosa Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

Santa Rosa Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts, as reported by the DOJ. SAN FRANCISCO – Efrain Arturo Jovel pleaded guilty today to filing two false tax returns and failing to report his financial interest in foreign bank accounts, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue […]

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Former Virginia Department of Social Services Employee Sentenced for Preparing False Tax Returns and Stealing Identities

Former Virginia Department of Social Services Employee Sentenced for Preparing False Tax Returns and Stealing Identities

Former Virginia Department of Social Services Employee Sentenced for Preparing False Tax Returns and Stealing Identities, as reported by the DOJ. Sybil Marshall Coles, 45, of Pamplin, Virginia, was sentenced today to serve five years in prison for aggravated identity theft and preparing a false tax return, announced Assistant Attorney General Kathryn Keneally for the […]

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U.S. charges Swiss asset manager in offshore tax fraud case

U.S. charges Swiss asset manager in offshore tax fraud case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced they indicted Peter Amrein, a Swiss asset manager, on charges that he assisted U.S. taxpayers in evading millions in taxes by hiding money in offshore trusts at multiple Swiss banks. A copy of the sealed indictment is here. Prosecutors accuse Amrein, who worked at an unidentified […]

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Social Worker Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Tax Crimes

Social Worker Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Tax Crimes

Social Worker Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Tax Crimes, as reported by the DOJ. Rakecia Matrese Brame, formerly of Greensboro, N.C., and now of Grand Prairie, Texas, pleaded guilty on Jan. 10, 2014, to identity theft, tax, and fraud charges, the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today. Brame pleaded guilty […]

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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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