Archive for March, 2007

Given how everyone talks about how tough the Internal Revenue Service is, I really find it hard to believe that something like the Offer in Compromise program exists. What’s the catch?

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

As hard to believe as it may be, there is no catch. Really.
After years of chasing taxpayers door to door, the IRS realized that a kinder, gentler approach can be more effective in some cases. Enter the Offer in Compromise program — and there’s a good chance you’re eligible for it.
If you have a lot of tax debt that
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Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Elias Younes, 52, of Kearney, Neb., was sentenced to three years of probation for subscribing to a false tax return. While on probation, Younes must complete 500 hours of community service and pay $30,000 in fines. The operator of a painting business, Younes filed tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001 that underreported his gross receipts by $256,000, resulting
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Charles Wayne Willard Sr., 54, of Alexander City, Ala., was sentenced to 24 months in prison and fined $25,000 for tax evasion.
According to court records, Willard filed a joint tax return for calendar year 2002 which he knew to be false and fraudulent. In particular, the return stated that Willard’s joint taxable income was $38,436 when their true income was
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Monday, March 5th, 2007

Deanna Ellen Dick, of Houston, Texas, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax charges.
Dick pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting others and being aided and abetted by others to file 28 electronically prepared false 2001 tax returns. Some of the returns were filed in the names of deceased people and others in the names of living people,
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Sunday, March 4th, 2007

An elaborate scheme to file false tax returns resulted in the indictment of six Birmingham, Ala., residents on charges of conspiracy, filing false claims, bank fraud and witness tampering.
The government alleges that six people — Al Morton Jr., 37; Cheryl Harrell, 39; Queshawndra Randolph, 29; Alteago Hopson, 30; Pearline Bloxom, 25; and Katisha Brown, 39 — filed 121 false
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Liquor Store Owner Jailed for Evasion

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Jamal Sobhi Lashin, 49, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty in December to one count of filing a false income tax return.
The co-owner of liquor stores, Lashin admitted that he did not accurately report his tax due for the tax years 2001 and 2002. Lashin admitted that he understated his income and falsified
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CFO Pleads Guilty: Income Tax Evasion

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

The chief financial officer of Douglas Development Corporation has pleaded guilty to a single count of tax evasion.
John E. Brownell, 45, of Rockville, Md., is the third high-level official of DDC who has been found guilty of felony charges.
According to court records, from mid-1996 and 2004, DDC made payments of more than $270,000 to a credit-line account of the defendant
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Man Guilty in $20 Scheme

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

The former general manager of Oxnard, Calif.-based Haas Automation Inc. pleaded guilty to conspiring with the company’s owner to put bogus expenses on the company books in an attempt to avoid paying more than $20 million in federal income taxes.
Denis Arthur Dupuis, 51, Newbury Park, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.
The scheme allegedly started in 2000 after Haas
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