Archive for September, 2009

“Girls Gone Wild” Founder Joe Francis Will Pay $250,000 in IRS Tax Penalties For Fraudulent Tax Returns

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Lately, the rich and the famous who have been creatively evading taxes have been transformed by the IRS into the financially desolate and infamous.
The recent guilty plea by Joe Francis, founder of the soft-porn empire “Girls Gone Wild” demonstrates how omitting nearly $563,000 in interest tax can turn into 301 days in jail.
LA Times reports:
“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis pleaded guilty Wednesday to filing false tax returns and will
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IRS Shows No Mercy to Small Business Owners Struggling with Payroll Tax Problems

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The IRS is mercilessly going after small business owners for payments of payroll taxes–even when the business may be struggling to keep its light on.
In these tough economic times, the IRS is not so much concerned with how a business may be staying afloat, but how the business will pay all of its payroll taxes on time–even if it means levying their customers/clients. If you are in a situation where
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Delinquent Payroll Taxes: Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses with Payroll Tax Problems Make

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Payroll tax problems can close a business overnight and lead to criminal sanctions including prison time. As the IRS grows increasingly aggressive in their collection attempts for past due payroll taxes, struggling business owners with delinquent payroll taxes need to know how to protect the future of their businesses.
Read on for the biggest mistakes small business owners make when dealing with payroll tax problems:

Ignoring potential payroll tax penalties. The stakes
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Filing A Delinquent Tax Return is Better than Evading Taxes as this Connecticut Man Who Got 5 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion Found Out

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Better late than never!  Regardless of what you’ve heard, you have the right to file your original tax return, no matter how late.  Filing a delinquent tax returnwill keep you out of prison, evading taxes won’t!  As William DeLorenze found out:
William DeLorenze, 54, of Westbrook, Conn., was sentenced to five months in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release, after pleading guilty to one count of filing
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Tax Help For Business Owners Overwhelmed by Payroll Tax Problems

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

As the IRS continues its increasing aggression in tax collection efforts, business owners that are having trouble making ends meet need to be wary of getting mired in payroll tax problems.
In this economy, many businesses are struggling with cash flow–oftentimes, it’s not that the business owners want to intentionally skip on paying payroll taxes, it’s because they can’t afford to pay them while still keeping their business running.
The important thing
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Texas Woman Evades Taxes and Gets Prison Time – Options Like IRS Payment Plan Can Help Ease Tax Burden

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Perhaps people evade taxes because they feel like they cannot afford to pay their taxes – especially those who are independent contractors and receive wages without tax deductions.  The IRS will work with you, if you are willing to work with them.  One example is the IRS Installment Agreement, also known as an IRS Payment Plan, where you can pay your tax liabilities over time.  If you choose to go
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Swiss Bank Account Information to be Turned Over to IRS: Tax Evaders Trying to Shelter Money May Consider IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The end is near for U.S. taxpayers who are using the world’s most famous tax haven to shield assets and avoid paying Uncle Sam his due.  If you have an offshore account where you’ve been evading taxes, you should be worried!  Did you know that the IRS is offering an extension to the voluntary disclosure program to come clean about undeclared income?
By Michael Rozbruch
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In one of the latest — and
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What To Do Before the October 15th Tax Extension Deadline if You Need Tax Help for Unfiled Tax Returns or IRS Back Taxes

Monday, September 28th, 2009

If you’re one of the many taxpayers who filed for an tax extension in April, you must file your 2009 tax returns by October 15th in order to avoid IRS penalties.
In this current economic situation, it’s common for people to be unable to pay both their bills and the IRS. However, the worst thing you can do is to avoid the IRS altogether because you will only have more back
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Avoiding Taxes Like this Man from Akron Can Get You Prison Time and an IRS Tax Lien Against You

Friday, September 25th, 2009

If you owe the IRS taxes, they can file a federal IRS tax lien against you!  With a tax lien filed against you or your business, your credit is affected.  It shows up on your credit report and will make it difficult, or impossible, to obtain financing for an automobile or a home.  How does an IRS tax lien get filed against you?  A great example is this man in Akron, Ohio,
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Tax Help Small Business Owners Struggling to Meet October 15th Tax Extension Deadline

Friday, September 25th, 2009

As the October 15th extension deadline for filing 2008 tax returns looms closer, many small business owners like you who have been busy with running your business may be growing anxious.
To a busy business owner who has to sort through piles of receipts and invoices just to get organized to file their taxes, October 15th may not seem like a lenient tax extension deadline. It can be overwhelming to sit
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Common Misconceptions About First Time Homebuyer Credit – Do You Qualify for the $8,000 Tax Credit?

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The first-time homebuyer tax credit can be as much as $8,000 for qualified home sales before December 1, 2009. Taxpayers can claim the credit on Form 5405.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the first-time homebuyer credit is that not everyone qualifies. Taxpayers must be qualified buyers and satisfy income requirements. Individuals must have a modified adjusted gross income of less than $75,000 to qualify for the full amount (for couples
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Do You Procrastinate on Filing Taxes? Do You Owe the IRS Back Taxes? You Are Not Alone!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

IRS tax problems such as back taxes and IRS penalties may be scary–so scary that many people tend to procrastinate resolving the problem until it becomes too big to ignore. With the October 15th tax extension deadline just a little over two weeks away, it’s time for you to overcome your tax anxieties and take control of your tax problems before they become any bigger.
Unlike other forms of procrastination, the
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IRS Payment Plans Are a Possibility Even If You Owe $4 Million Like This Las Vegas Attorney

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

IRS Payment Plans, also known as IRS Installment Agreements, are a possibility even if you owe the IRS big money.  This Las Vegas attorney owes almost $4 million dollars to the IRS and he could have negotiated an IRS payment plan instead of evading taxes.  However, if you owe more than $100,000, you will need professional tax representation to negotiate an Installment Agreement for you since the IRS are toughest
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$1 Million IRS Lien Placed on Chrysler Executive who Blames Tax Debt on Loss of Bonus

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

James Press, the Deputy Chief Executive of Chrysler, is now facing government tax liens due to his inability to pay off loans without his bonus paycheck.
Chrysler received $4 billion in government rescue loans in early January of 2009 to avoid collapse–the harsh conditions faced by Chrysler also led to the discontinuation of all managerial bonus payments.
According to Bloomberg News, “Due to the turmoil in the automobile industry and uncertainty surrounding
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Offshore Account Holders Must Act Now for Tax Amnesty to Avoid Severe IRS Penalties and Criminal Prosecution

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

There been lots of tax news and buzz about the extension of the tax amnesty period for offshore account holders. But something that has not been in the spotlight quite as much is how you will need expert tax help to take advantage of this so-called leniency from the IRS.
Brian Compton, my associate and the President of Tax Resolution Services, was recently interviewed by Rob Lever from the international publication
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