Archive for March, 2008

As Tax Day comes, IRS Searches Far and High

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The IRS is becoming more and more aggressive with tax cheats. The agency will hunt you down, even in … Liechtenstein
It’s March, and Tax Day nears.
It’s also time to heed some warnings: The Internal Revenue Service is searching far and high for tax cheats.
Literally far and high.
The U.S. government recently announced it was taking action against more than 100 U.S. taxpayers who used bank accounts in Liechtenstein to evade taxes
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I’d Like To Hear From YOU!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Whether you’d like to avoid the IRS, contact the IRS, settle with the IRS or just want to refer a friend, relative or client, I’d love to hear from you. I would be happy to provide you or that special person you refer a no-obligation confidential consultation to explain every option available to solve IRS problems.
Tax Resolution Services, Co.
Contact: Michael Rozbruch, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist
Member, American
Society of IRS Problem Solvers
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Two Lynn, Mass., women and a man were sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy and scheme to file false federal tax returns to obtain fraudulent tax refunds. Esther Arias, 30, Esther Percel, 48, and Edwin Gonzalez, 35, were sentenced to prison terms.
Arias was sentenced to 60 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, with an order of restitution to federal and
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Thanks for the Kind Words…

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

From one of our satisfied clients:
“I was very happy with my whole experience with Tax Resolution Services. Your firm has a great team and were always there to answer any questions I had. I would very much recommend your services to others.”
-G. Garcia


Monday, March 17th, 2008

Beverly Byers, 46, of Leeds, Ala., has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and filing false income tax returns. According to the plea agreement, Byers was an office manager/bookkeeper employed by Plateau Construction Company, also located in Leeds, from the early 1990s until April 2005. Beginning in 2002 and continuing until 2004, Byers used her position in the company to embezzle funds from a checking account totaling $90,576.27.
Byers filed with the
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Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Dirk Fulton, of Benicia, Calif., pleaded guilty to tax evasion. According to federal prosecutors, Fulton caused his businesses to transfer money to his personal accounts and pay for personal expenses without declaring those transfers and expenditures on his income tax form for 1999. Among the expenses was the construction of his home. Fulton knew such personal expenditures should have been reported on his personal income tax return, but he did
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Steel Trader Pleads to Tax Evasion Counts

Friday, March 14th, 2008

A Birmingham, Mich., steel trader pleaded guilty to two counts of tax evasion.
During an IRS civil audit of the tax returns of Paul M. Wolf, 49, the revenue agent detected fraud and referred the case to the Criminal Investigation Division of IRS. IRS’s criminal investigation showed that Wolf knowingly and willfully filed false 2002 and 2003 tax returns with the IRS, which included Wolf’s overstating his mortgage interest deduction, reporting
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Craigslist IDs Fuel to Tax Refund Scheme

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Roger Lexin Mai was sentenced to two years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution of $57,481 for presenting false claims to the IRS.
Mr. Mai, 33, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to 17 counts of filing false claims. In pleading guilty, Mai admitted that from January to April 2003, he filed 17 false tax returns with the IRS. He purchased names
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Are You My Client Of The Month?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Every month I choose a very special Client Of The Month.  It’s my way of acknowledging good friends and saying “thanks” to those who support me and my business with referrals, word of mouth and repeat business.
This month’s Client Of The Month is Gabriel G.
When Gabriel sought our help, his debt to the IRS was over $190K. Our negotiations and advocacy resulted in the IRS accepting a $13,618 settlement via
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Tax Refund Scheme Doesn’t Pay

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Charlene L. Saucier, 37, of Sacramento, Calif., was sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in a scheme to submit fraudulent tax returns to the IRS seeking refunds. Saucier was also ordered to pay $2,273 in restitution to the IRS.
Saucier’s former husband, Tavoris Timane Saucier, 28, of North Highlands, Calif., was previously sentenced to five months in prison and three years of supervised release in connection with the
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Monday, March 10th, 2008

Raymond G. Clyne, 43, of North Haven, Conn., pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false income tax return with the IRS. According to court documents, Clyne filed his tax return for 2003 and showed taxable income of $98,613.  In fact, Clyne also received a payment of $42,862.50 that he failed to report. He faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Who Else Wants To Win A $250 Transferable Gift Certificate?

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Take my Trivia Challenge and you could win too!
This is one of my favorite sections.  Each month I’ll give you a new trivia question.  The first THREE people who call my office with the correct answer win a free $250 reduction on any IRS service I provide. (One per client, please.)  And best yet, your certificate is transferable.  Use it yourself, or give it to a family member or special
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IRS Question Corner …

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Question: How do I determine if I qualify for the IRS’s Offer in Compromise program, and how best do I determine if the program would benefit me?
Answer:  You should first understand what the Offer in Compromise program is and why it came into being. The gist is this: After spending years with a bare-knuckled approach to tax collection, the IRS began to question whether working with people with tax debt
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Friday, March 7th, 2008

Directly from the February 15, 2008 issue of the IRS Newswire:
“WASHINGTON–The Internal Revenue Service released additional information today about the upcoming economic stimulus payments in a specially designed section for taxpayers on
The new information includes an extensive set of Frequently Asked Questions about the stimulus payments, with a special emphasis on recipients of Social Security and certain veterans’ benefits. Millions of people in this
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Thursday, March 6th, 2008

I was interviewed the other night by KNBC News, Los Angeles, where I mentioned a huge tax tip for the upcoming filing season:
Even, if you haven’t filed in years, or have just completed a draft of your 2007 income tax return and it shows that you owe, but don’t have the money, you should still file it by 4/15/08 and send in a check with for $10.00.  This accomplishes 2
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