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Tax Evasion

Europe’s biggest nations join forces to end tax evasion

Europe’s biggest nations join forces to end tax evasion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Europe’s biggest nations launched a joint effort on Thursday to clamp down on tax evasion, responding to damaging revelations of financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful in the so-called Panama Papers. The finance ministers of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain agreed to share detailed data on the ownership of companies, […]

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U.S. House tax writer pushes 2016 tax reform on foreign earnings

U.S. House tax writer pushes 2016 tax reform on foreign earnings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives’ top tax writer wants a vote this year on legislation moving the United States to a territorial-style tax system aimed at exempting the earnings of American companies abroad from U.S. taxation. International tax reform should be tackled as the first step toward a bigger rewrite of the […]

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Former Miami-Dade County Employee Sentenced for Tax Evasion

Former Miami-Dade County Employee Sentenced for Tax Evasion

Former Miami-Dade County Employee Sentenced for Tax Evasion, as reported in the DOJ Press Release. A Coral Gables, Florida, resident and former employee of the General Services Administration (GSA) of Miami-Dade County was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison for tax evasion to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay […]

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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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Utah Accountant Sentenced for Filing Over $9 Million in False Tax Refund Claims and $300 Million Fictitious Financial Instrument

Utah Accountant Sentenced for Filing Over $9 Million in False Tax Refund Claims and $300 Million Fictitious Financial Instrument

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a Heber City, Utah, man was sentenced to serve 78 months in prison for filing false claims for income tax refunds and for filing a fictitious financial instrument, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Larry J. Wszalek for the Department’s Tax Division and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). […]

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Massachusetts Businessman Involved in Adult Entertainment Industry Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Massachusetts Businessman Involved in Adult Entertainment Industry Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a Massachusetts businessman pleaded guilty to tax evasion for using nominee entities to hide ownership and control over his businesses and assets from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Larry J. Wszalek for the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Carmen M. […]

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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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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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Sonoma Resident Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Filing False Tax Return

Sonoma Resident Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Filing False Tax Return

Sonoma Resident Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Filing False Tax Return, as reported by the DOJ. SAN FRANCISCO – Sandra Lynn Vitorelo, AKA Sandra Mathewson, was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $91,442 in restitution for failure to report misappropriated funds on tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda […]

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Destrehan Businesswoman, Sandy Isaac-holden, Sentenced For Tax Evasion

Destrehan Businesswoman, Sandy Isaac-holden, Sentenced For Tax Evasion

Destrehan Businesswoman, Sandy Isaac-holden, Sentenced For Tax Evasion, as reported by the DOJ. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that SANDY ISAAC-HOLDEN, age 53, of Destrehan, Louisiana, was sentenced today for one count of tax evasion. United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced ISAAC-HOLDEN to serve 48 months of probation and was ordered […]

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Audiologist Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Audiologist Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Audiologist Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud. SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Ryan Trythall pleaded guilty to tax evasion today, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas McMahon. In pleading guilty, Trythall, 37, of Los Angeles, a professional audiologist, […]

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Almost Five Years in Custody for Defendant Who Stole Identities of Deceased Children to Evade Taxes

Almost Five Years in Custody for Defendant Who Stole Identities of Deceased Children to Evade Taxes

Almost Five Years in Custody for Defendant Who Stole Identities of Deceased Children to Evade Taxes, as reported by the DOJ. SAN DIEGO – Lloyd Irving Taylor, formerly a licensed California tax attorney and certified public accountant, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Anello to 57 months in prison and ordered to […]

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Fifth Ohio Businessman Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Sentenced for Tax Evasion

Fifth Ohio Businessman Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Sentenced for Tax Evasion

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Fifth Ohio Businessman Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Sentenced for Tax Evasion. A Marion, Ohio, man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to serve 12 months and one day in prison, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Joel […]

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Connecticut Man Who Used Offshore Accounts Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion and Conspiracy

Connecticut Man Who Used Offshore Accounts Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion and Conspiracy

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, John Cote, formerly of Danielson, Connecticut, was sentenced today to serve 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced.  Cote was convicted in January 2014 of four counts of tax evasion along with conspiracy to defraud […]

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Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges

Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges

Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges, as reported by the DOJ. Four businessmen involved in the development, operation and ownership of restaurants, including Cadillac Ranch restaurants, in Ohio and elsewhere in the United States, pleaded guilty today to tax charges, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) […]

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Former Hollywood Business Figure Arrested in Tax Conspiracy

Former Hollywood Business Figure Arrested in Tax Conspiracy

Indictment Alleges that Millions Were Diverted from Leading Payroll Company LOS ANGELES – The former CEO of Axium International, Inc., which was a leading Hollywood payroll services company until its collapse in 2008, has been arrested on federal tax charges that allege he took millions of dollars of company funds and failed to report the […]

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Former Alabama Corrections Officers Sentenced for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

Former Alabama Corrections Officers Sentenced for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Former Alabama Corrections Officers Sentenced for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud. Bryant Thompson was sentenced today to serve 120 months in prison and Quincy Walton was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison for their roles in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Kathryn […]

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Ex-Casino Owner, Nevada Businessman and Former National Football League Player Found Guilty in Massive Tax Fraud Scheme

Ex-Casino Owner, Nevada Businessman and Former National Football League Player Found Guilty in Massive Tax Fraud Scheme

As announced in the DOJ Press Release, a Las Vegas jury returned guilty verdicts yesterday against Alan Rodrigues, a former casino owner from Henderson, Nevada, Weston Coolidge, a former businessman from Las Vegas, and Joseph Prokop, a former National Football League punter from Upland, California, for conspiracy and fraud related to their promotion of a […]

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Massachusetts Dentist Charged with Tax Evasion

Massachusetts Dentist Charged with Tax Evasion

Massachusetts Dentist Charged with Tax Evasion, as announced by the DOJ.  A federal grand jury in Boston has indicted George Fenzell for tax evasion and corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Justice Department and the IRS announced today following the unsealing of the indictment. Fenzell, of Douglas, Mass., is a practicing […]

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Denver Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion, Admits to Making False Statements to the IRS

Denver Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion, Admits to Making False Statements to the IRS

Abdelhamid M. Horany, 58, of Denver, pleaded guiltybefore U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson in federal court in Denver to one count of tax evasion related to his 2007 individual income taxes, announced the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As part of his plea, Horany admitted that he owned and operated Euphrates […]

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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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