The Justice Department's Tax Division has issued Directive 144 to further the efforts of the Tax Division and the US Attorneys' offices to respond quickly to the challenges in stolen identity refund fraud cases.
William Scott Dion was sentenced to eighty-four months in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States and for obstructing the IRS. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3 million.
Some tax preparers are circumventing standard IRS procedures by using an electronic power of attorney form to obtain tax transcripts, increasing the risk that taxpayer information is being disclosed without proper authorization.
Rich foreigners have enjoyed favorable tax treatment from Switzerland for a long, long time, causing the country to become a veritable magnet for the wealthy. However, growing opposition is forcing changes.
President Barack Obama is surrounded by advisers, official and unofficial. Everyone has an opinion. But it's doubtful he expected to be getting tax policy advice from "Mean Girl" actress, twenty-three-year-old Lindsay Lohan.
Two tax return preparers are being sued by the Department of Justice for filing false deductions and credits, including federal fuel tax credits and education tax credits, on customers' federal tax returns.
Chances are, even greatly higher taxes won't tarnish the halo that comes with a ten-year, $254 million contract to play for the Angels. No matter where he plays, with a salary like that, Albert Pujols will pay the highest rate.
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.