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Tax

Illinois Federal Court Shuts Down "Employee Benefit Plan" Tax Scheme

On March 6, the Justice Department announced that a federal court permanently barred Tracy L. Sunderlage, Linda Sunderlage, and four companies from operating an alleged scheme to help high-income individuals attempt to avoid income taxes by funneling money through purported employee benefit plans.
Tax

Alabama Woman Gets Sixty-One Months for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

On March 13, the Justice Department and the IRS announced that Melinda Clayton of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to sixty-one months in prison. Clayton plead guilty to conspiracy to make false claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. She was also ordered to pay $494,424 in restitution.
Tax

IRS Seeks Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The IRS is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.
Tax

CPA Accused of Tax Fraud Is Now Suspect in Plot to Murder Witnesses

A San Diego-area CPA, heading to trial on an $11 million tax fraud scheme, has been arrested for allegedly plotting to hire an acquaintance to murder two people planning to testify for the prosecution.
Tax

Teaching How to Cheat

Concerns about cheating in school are nothing new, but they usually don't include teachers. The widespread scandals of teachers cheating on standardized tests provide the wrong ethical guidance to those who will later staff and lead business organizations.
Community News

Regional Accounting Resources Now Available in Southern Georgia

BowenPhillips has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI). Both BowenPhillips offices in Georgia will now operate under the Carr, Riggs & Ingram name. The same BowenPhillips team will serve local clients, who will benefit from the additional specialized services and resources provided by the regional CPA firm.
Tax

Alabama Tax Preparer Gets Jail Time for Falsifying Tax Returns

Chiquita Q. Broadnax, a resident of Montgomery County, AL, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her involvement in a fraudulent tax return perpetration scheme.
Community News

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Merges with Holland CPA’s in South Central Kentucky Market

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), one of the top 35 accounting firms in the nation, extended its Southern footprint into an eighth state in September, when it announced its merger with South Central Kentucky accounting firm Holland CPAs, PSC, with offices in Bowling Green and Russellville, Kentucky.
Community News

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Merges with Holland CPAs in South Central Kentucky Market

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), one of the top 35 accounting firms in the nation, extended its Southern footprint into an eighth state in September, when it announced its merger with South Central Kentucky accounting firm Holland CPAs, PSC, with offices in Bowling Green and Russellville, Kentucky.
A&A

The 2011 Women to Watch awards – recognizing outstanding women in the accounting profession

Outstanding women – those who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and to the development of women – receive recognition through the Women to Watch program.
Tax

Sister act: Alabama tax prep sisters each face 129 years in prison

Loretta and Tracey Fergerson have been indicted by a federal grand jury in the Middle District of Alabama on a variety of charges stemming from an identity theft and tax fraud conspiracy.
Tax

Accountants gone bad...

The following is a summary of the latest news about accountants, both public and private, whose careers have taken a turn for the worse.
Tax

IRS sticks former Duke lacrosse player and falsely accused rapist with $6.5M tax bill

The name Reade Seligmann has been out of the headlines for awhile, but lately he's been back in the limelight. The former Duke lacrosse player and falsely accused rapist is dealing with a hefty IRS bill.
A&A

CPA travels Route 66 to promote fuel that benefits Mother Nature

Not only did compressed natural gas benefit the business of a CPA's friend and client, it was the genesis of a record-breaking trip along Route 66 to promote alternative fuel and energy independence. AccountingWEB's Jason Bramwell reports.
Tax

Nicolas Cage: A tale of multiple foreclosures

Think you have issues with the IRS? Consider Nicolas Cage. By the latest count, he owes Uncle Sam approximately $14 million in back taxes relating to income from 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007.
A&A

IRS watchdog: Six months of work saved taxpayers nearly $3 billion

The watchdog over costs and efficiency at the Internal Revenue Service has saved taxpayers almost $3 billion over six months, according to a new report to Congress.
Education & Careers

Colleges and universities must be ethical

The actions of colleges and universities provide examples to their students of how to act with – or without – a high level of ethical standards. From grading practices to sustainability, these institutions need to be cognizant of the message they send.
Tax

Terrorist? No. Tax debtor. Yes.

A Yemeni man held on suspicion of terrorist activity was released by Amsterdam authorities earlier this month. After some confusion, Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi was found to have no terrorist connections, but a hefty unpaid tax bill in the amount of nearly $14,000.
Tax

IRS can spell tax relief for disaster victims

"I'm from the government and I'm here to help you" may be regarded by some to be the most terrifying words in the English language, but not so when you are dealing with a disaster.
Tax

One IRS attacker goes to prison, others under investigation

Frustration with the Internal Revenue Service is nothing new. But in recent months, acts of violence and inappropriate treatment of agents are escalating.

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