Today's tax crime news includes a case against a Virginia tax fraud promoter whose customers allegedly filed more than $67 million in false refund claims, and a New York tax preparer charged in a scheme involving $7 million in fraudulent deductions.
A new wife, a new baby on the way, a multimillion-dollar house in escrow, and reports of back tax bills totaling more than $2.6 million. That's how rapper/producer Swizz Beatz has made news as the year draws close to the end.
According to a new report from the TIGTA, the IRS processed most tax returns on a timely basis during the last tax season, but challenges included problems with tax credits and more fraud attempts than the previous year.
Employers can claim a Work Opportunity Tax Credit by hiring veterans who start work before January 1, 2013, but they must file Form 8850 within twenty-eight days after the qualified veteran begins work.
Today’s Crime Watch includes coverage of a Barbados national sentenced to 114 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of just under $1.7 million for devising and executing a stolen identity federal income tax refund fraud scheme.
The power still may be out for hundreds of thousands of residents in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, but at least the IRS is giving business people around the country another opportunity to help victims out.
With Congress still split along partisan lines following the election, it's uncertain whether the President will be able to marshal the bipartisan spirit needed to address two of the most pressing economic issues.
Following recent disaster declarations for individual assistance issued by the FEMA, the IRS announced November 2, 2012, that affected taxpayers in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York will receive tax relief.
The IRS recently told a CPA to "put his whistle away" because he wasn't entitled to a reward for turning in a fraudulent taxpayer. Now the Tax Court has upheld the IRS' decision in a new case of first impression.