Lately, the IRS has been bringing out one of its big guns: an "administrative summons" that compels taxpayers to hand over the books and other sensitive documents where they may have been hiding their dirty secrets.
Do you think this year's tax return season was a nightmare? Wait until next year! The upcoming election and its potential fallout have IRS officials tossing and turning at night as they contemplate another year when expiring tax provisions will go down to the wire.
Larreka Jackson, an Alabama tax preparer, was indicted on twenty-five counts for conspiring to file false tax returns using stolen identities, filing false claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
A new report released by the TIGTA accuses IRS agents of "looking the other way" while illegal immigrants were assigned false ITINs. A key member of the House's tax-writing committee is calling for Commissioner Shulman to resign.
A federal court in Florida has permanently barred Sharon Angulo and Claudia Zuloaga from preparing federal tax returns for others. The two had filed tax returns claiming tax refunds based on fake withholding.
The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Chicago to bar Bruce E. Grant from preparing tax returns. The suit alleges that Grant frequently fabricates business income and expenses to maximize EITC.
Sean and Nadia Roberts were sentenced July 30 before US District Court Chief Judge Anthony W. Ishii to twelve months and one day in prison for hiding millions of dollars in secret offshore bank accounts.