The Justice Department is seeking to shut down two income tax preparers for falsifying tax returns costing the US Treasury more than $100 million. According to the complaint, they repeatedly prepared tax returns that understated customers' federal tax liabilities.
Wester Cooley once belonged to the House of Representatives as a congressman from Oregon's second district. That was back in 1995 when he served one term. A lot has happened since then, and most of it hasn't been good.
It seems nobody is safe from the phishers. The AICPA works hard to keep readers aware of fraudulent e-mails from other sources. They themselves were recently used again in an attempt to hook new victims.
December 14 probably started like any other workday in the life of a young accountant. Ryan Lanza was at his desk when the horrifying news came that a man had burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on children and adults.
A New Jersey CPA was sentenced to fifty-four months in prison for a $500 billion fraud scheme. In addition to his prison term, he was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $43,582,699 in forfeiture.
Just days ago, New York State tax authorities arrested actor Stephen Baldwin on felony tax evasion charges. Baldwin owes an estimated $350,000 in taxes and penalties, according to Rockland County DA Thomas Zugibe.
With the election behind us and a strong probability of more tax hikes ahead, Major League Baseball free agents have rushed to the negotiating table in the hope of pulling as much of their future income as possible into 2012.
It wasn't our fraud! That was a big part of the overall defense presented by two men accused of helping Texas financier R. Allen Stanford cover his tracks when he bilked trusting investors out of $7 billion.
Today's tax crime cases include that of a woman who's headed to prison for close to two years for filing at least seventy-six fraudulent income tax returns, falsely claiming refunds of approximately $533,434.
Multimillion-dollar contracts are nothing unusual in major league baseball, and neither is trading. But the problem for five recently traded Marlins is that their remaining contracts will be paid out subject to much higher taxes.
"Bloomberg" news reports that based on their calculations, tax deductions for sports ticket owners cost the rest of us more than $105 million a year in tax revenue that the Treasury can't get its hands on. Yet.
In mid-November, nine people were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of tax fraud conspiracy and identity theft. The defendants include four former athletes from USD and one current member of its football team.
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.