Archive for May, 2007

How do I find out if I’m eligible for the Offer in Compromise program? I have significant IRS debt.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

You’ll first need to consult a qualified tax professional. Without the help of a qualified tax professional, you’ll be entering treacherous tax waters.
The first thing a qualified tax professional will do is examine your previous tax returns with a fine-tooth comb, making sure that you aren’t obligating yourself to pay Uncle Sam even a penny more than you truly owe. This will also allow the tax professional to
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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Robert W. Woods, 58, and Shannon E. Woods, 42, of Remlap, Ala., have been charged with tax evasion for the years 2000 to 2005. The indictment charges Robert Woods with evading federal income taxes for the years 2000 to 2002. Shannon Woods is charged with evading federal income taxes for 2001 and 2002. Both are charged with failure to file federal income tax returns for the years 2003 to 2005.
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Monday, May 7th, 2007

A former Central Intelligence Agency employee was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion.Cassandra Harris, who worked as a CIA human resources manager, admitted to evading about $56,000 in federal income taxes from 1999 through 2002. She filed tax returns for 1999 and 2000 but did not report any income despite an annual salary of $70,000.


Sunday, May 6th, 2007

An architect was convicted of tax evasion for accepting $100,000 in kickbacks from a contractor responsible for construction of a $16 million housing complex in Bayonne, N.J.Avelino Sambade, 50, was the architect commissioned for the $16 million Thomas W. Zito housing complex in Bayonne.
According to the indictment, Sambade accepted kickbacks from August 2003 to August 2006. Sambade had the ability to authorize payments to the project’s general contractor. Testimony alleged
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Prisoner Filed 35 False Returns from Big House

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Ronald Dean Wells was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and making false claims stemming from a false tax refund scheme he operated from Ohio prisons.According to the charges, Wells obtained the names and Social Security numbers of other prisoners, in most cases without their knowledge, which he used to prepare false tax returns claiming tax refunds in their names based on fictitious wages and tax withholdings. In
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Friday, May 4th, 2007

Robert Frank Hanna, the owner and operator of Newport Tux and Uniform in Newport Beach, Calif., pleaded guilty this afternoon to evading the payment of his federal taxes. Newport Tux and Uniform is a business that sold uniforms to other businesses, primarily hotels and casinos in California, Nevada, and the Bahamas.Hanna, 57, of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., pleaded guilty this afternoon before United States Chief District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler in
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New Orleans Man Hit with Tax Fraud

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Gerald P. Mercadel, 46, of New Orleans, La., was charged in a five-count indictment with aiding and abetting the filing of false individual income tax returns.According to the indictment, from April 2001 to May 2002, Mercadel assisted taxpayers in preparing tax returns along with accompanying schedules, which misrepresented the taxpayers were entitled to certain deductions or income relating to fictitious businesses.
If convicted, Mercadel faces up to ten years in prison
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N.J. Tech Consultant Faces Tax Charges

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

A North Brunswick, N.J., man was arrested on charges of failing to file tax returns and filing false tax returns.The five-count indictment charges Mazen Mokhtar, 38, with two counts of failing to file business tax returns and three counts of filing false personal tax returns. According to the indictment, Mokhtar was the president and sole shareholder of Mindcraft, a computer consulting and technology company.
The indictment alleges that for the tax
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Tax Evasion: ‘Stupidest Crime’

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

After pleading guilty to tax evasion and admitting owing $159,918 from revenue related to his mail-order divorce business, William Cleveland Thompson, 63, of Newberg, Ore., was sentenced to one year and a day in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.”When individuals deliberately hide their income and fail to report their earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, they risk prosecution,” said Kenneth Hines, the IRS Special Agent
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