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.
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.