Posts Tagged ‘filing false federal tax return’

After Shutdown, Tax Collections Still Are a Priority

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

For 16 days, the government shut down effectively halted tax enforcement and collections. Now that the IRS is running at full steam again, should you be concerned?
The government shutdown from October 1 to October 16 closed not only the most critical U.S. government offices; it also furloughed the most essential federal employees. For 16 days, the business of tax collections: analyzing returns, auditing taxpayers, and filing tax liens, effectively
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Three Californians Indicted for False Tax Liens and Fraud

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The Imperial Valley News (IVN) recently published an article titled: “California Residents Indicted for Filing False Tax Liens Against IRS Employees and Tax Fraud” highlighting an incredible story of three brazen and foolish people who thought they could outsmart the IRS. According to IVN, the Justice Department announced the unsealing of a superseding indictment that charged three Placerville, California residents: Teresa Marie Marty, Charles Tingler and Victoria Tingler, with conspiracy
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Tax Evasion by Kentucky Businessman Who Hid Assets from IRS

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A Kentucky construction company owner pleaded guilty to evading payment of $177,634 in federal income taxes due for the tax years 1999 through 2001.
Darrell Mathis, of Warren County, Kentucky, and owner of Tri-State Construction, falsely submitted an IRS Offer in Compromise form in which he concealed his personal assets, including vehicles and boats, and ownership of his business, Tri-State Construction.
Mathis concealed his ownership in the company from the IRS by
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Tax Resolution Services Weekly Tax Relief News Round-Up

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Reminder: 18 days left until Tax Day!
Here’s a review of the tax relief news covered this week. Featured topics include: IRS releases 2013 Dirty Dozen Tax Scam/Scheme List, businessmen guilty of tax evasion and filing false returns, IRS apologies for expensive Star Trek training video and hiring a tax professional versus tax preparation software.
IRS Releases 2013 Dirty Dozen Tax Scam-Scheme List – as well as a video to remind taxpayers
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W-2 Tax Fraud Scheme Sending Missouri Woman to Prison

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

A St. Louis, Missouri, woman faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to filing a false federal income tax return.
According to court records, Sharitte Green, 27, admitted to participating in a scheme that prepared and provided false Forms W-2 to friends and relatives for the purpose of enabling them to file false federal income tax returns and receive false federal tax refunds. Seven others were charged with
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Tax Fraud Guilty Plea for Florida Dentist

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A Florida dentist faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to making a false statement on a federal income tax return.
According to the plea agreement, Edward James Weiss, 63, of Rockledge, Fla., diverted income from his dental business bank account over a period of three years.
Instead of depositing the income into his business account, he would often deposit the checks into his personal bank account. Weiss failed
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False Tax Return Filed by Tennessee Bail Bondsman

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Kenneth L. Richardson, 50, a Nashville, Tenn., bail bondsman, pleaded guilty to filing a false federal income tax return and to failing to file a federal income tax return. Richardson admitted that he and his wife filed a federal income tax return for year 2004 reporting an adjusted gross income of $52,714 when their income was at least $248,174. He faces up to four years in prison and a fine
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Firefighter Facing Federal Tax Charges and 30 Years in Prison

Monday, November 12th, 2012

A retired Nevada firefighter was convicted on multiple counts of tax evasion and filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service.
Dwight C. Jackson, 53, of Henderson, Nev., was convicted of five counts of tax evasion and one count of filing a false and fictitious claim.
According to the charges against Jackson, during the years 2004 through 2008, Jackson was employed as a firefighter with the city of Henderson and earned
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Strip Club Owner Files False Tax Returns, Goes to Prison

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Ahmad “Mike” Rahiminejad, 56, from Helena, Al., owner of Mike’s Crossroads strip club was sentenced to 21 months in prison for filing a false tax return and underreporting his income by almost a half a million dollars!
A Fox 6 News article titled: Mike’s Crossroads owner sentenced to prison for tax violation reported that in 2007 Rahiminejad, who owned or operated other Birmingham-area businesses including Mike’s Citgo 1 and the Gold
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Filing False Tax Returns Gets New Hampshire Man 21 Months in Prison

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Lawrence T. Smolinsky, 42, of Center Conway, N.H.,  was sentenced to 21 months in prison for filing false federal tax returns. Smolinsky knowingly failed to report business income totaling approximately $408,000 on his personal 2004, 2005 and 2006 federal income tax returns, which resulted in a tax loss of approximately $119,000 to the IRS. His case came to light as a result of the work of the IRS Criminal Investigation
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Tax Relief Weekly News Round-Up

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Happy Friday! The common theme in last week’s news was aimed at giving tax relief advice to those who did not make the tax filing deadline of April 17.
Here are some of the highlights:

The IRS just released a video entitled Employee or Independent Contractor? aimed at getting employers to properly classify their workers as either an employee or independent contractor. Improper classification can result in steep IRS penalties but many
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Back Tax Help-How Long to Keep IRS Records

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Like clockwork, about a week or two after the April 17 tax deadline, I begin fielding taxpayer questions regarding what tax documents to keep and for how long.  A recent article in Forbes by Tax Girl Kelly Phillips Erb entitled How Long Should You Keep Records after Tax Day? provided good guidelines on the subject.
Here are seven basic recommendations for keeping tax documents both individuals and small businesses can follow:
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Identity Theft-Proving a Tough Foe for IRS

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Most information dispensed last week was designed to give tax help to last minute filers attempting to complete their tax returns. But news agencies including the IRS are now busy reporting on a new tax story about how rampant IRS identity theft issues are for the Agency itself. Even after the filing deadline, taxpayers are asked to remain vigilant against these tax fraudsters who continue to dupe ordinary citizens. Here
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Tax Fraud Enforcement-IRS Suggests Local Police

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The Obama Administration and the Department of Treasury are continuing their aggressive efforts to catch tax evaders.  One strategy they are considering is a collaboration between the IRS and local law enforcement agencies to help catch people committing tax fraud, tax evasion and identity theft crimes.  Canada Free Press journalist Jim Kouri wrote an article entitled IRS may draft cops to catch tax cheats, official tells Senate to report on
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Identity Theft Prevention – Florida Scammers in Prison

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It’s nice to see that a tax scheme involving identity theft was thwarted. A recent article in the Miami Herald entitled Two South Florida Men Plead Guilty in IRS Tax-Refund Scheme reports that two men, Jean LaFrance, and Carlos Orozco used stolen social security records to submit false tax returns to the IRS over the past year. Both men were volunteers at the Pembroke Pines Social Security Office and had
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