by Terri Eyden on Nov 18, 2013
Chicago lawyer Gary J. Stern designed at least three tax-fraud schemes that helped hundreds of customers falsely claim over $16 million in improper tax credits and avoid paying income tax on at least $3.4 million.
On November 15, the IRS issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
In a report released publicly on November 14, the TIGTA emphasized that the IRS should take further steps to improve security at some of its facilities.
In response to a lawsuit initiated by Tax Analysts, a nonprofit publisher of tax information and expert analysis, the IRS has released almost 3,000 pages of training materials used by its EO division, most of them dating from 2012.
by Terri Eyden on Nov 14, 2013
The IRS International Campus Compliance Unit has improved international tax compliance of individuals to the tune of 18,000 audits conducted and approximately $36 million in additional taxes assessed for fiscal years 2011 through 2013.
by Terri Eyden on Nov 14, 2013
When Freddie Mitchell entered his plea deal last March, he'd live to regret it, he now says. The former wide receiver thought the deal was the best way to go, after an investigation showed he was neck deep in tax fraud.
by Terri Eyden on Nov 12, 2013
If the IRS is correct, NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya owes the government a bit of money. Like $2.7 million. Montoya concedes he may have underreported some income, but he maintains the IRS is way off.
by Terri Eyden on Nov 01, 2013
Vernon Harrison of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 111 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $82,791 restitution for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. Harrison is a former US Postal Service mail carrier.
by Terri Eyden on Oct 21, 2013
Young, beautiful Philippine designer Jeane Catherine Napoles filled a bathtub full with currency, climbed in, and took a photo of herself bathing bare in a sea of money. Then she posted it on social media.
by Terri Eyden on Oct 18, 2013
Randolph Scott of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, an attorney whose practice included estate and probate matters, was charged by Indictment on October 3, 2013, with defrauding a client's estate of more than $1.7 million.
by Terri Eyden on Oct 09, 2013
It must be a pain to be wealthy and famous. Most people who enter a state on business can slip in, do a deal, and go on home without drawing the unwanted attention of the IRS. But for Tom Hanks, it's not so easy.
by Terri Eyden on Sep 26, 2013
A New York man admitted his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department. He and a coconspirator caused more than $200 million in confirmed losses to businesses and financial institutions.
by Teresa Ambord on Sep 23, 2013
Who would've ever thought Beanie Babies would emerge as part of a tax evasion scheme? Only in America. But on September 19, the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, Ty Warner, was hit with charges of tax evasion.
by Terri Eyden on Sep 19, 2013
Beth Ann Pettyjohn of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced to serve twenty-eight months in federal prison for failure to pay over employment tax. The judge also ordered her to pay $4,669,532.05 in restitution to the IRS as well as a $25,000 fine.
by Terri Eyden on Sep 13, 2013
A couple from Iowa and a Las Vegas accountant were charged September 11 with conspiring to defraud the IRS of more than $700,000 by allegedly using nominee corporations and bank accounts to hide their income and other assets.