Once again, the IRS has presented us with its annual list of the most frequently used tax scams, also known as the Dirty Dozen. I for one am getting pretty bored with the tax scams on this list - they hardly change at all from year to year. It's time for some creative criminals out there to come up with something new.
I'd like to hear about the fun things that desperate taxpayers do when they simply don't have the funds to pay their taxes. How about taking a child care credit for your television set or treating your watchdog as a company employee? These boring stories about people who pose as IRS agents over the phone are putting me to sleep.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.