IRS Conducting Raids on Alleged Tax Evasion Experts
Among those targeted in the raids were:
- The Institute for Global Prosperity, an Internet company that promotes what the IRS claims are fraudulent tax and investment schemes.
- Author Jerome Schneider, advocate of moving money offshore for purposes of reducing or eliminating taxes.
- Anderson's Ark, a company that sells what the government calls sham trusts for tax evaders.
IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossetti said, "Last week's historic enforcement activities send an unmistakable signal about IRS commitment to pursue investigations of promoters and their clients who would try to move money offshore to evade taxes."