September 12, 2012

IRS $104 Million Whistleblower Payment Should Make Foreign Account Holders Nervous

Bradley Birkenfeld, a former UBS AG bank executive, was instrumental in helping U.S. authorities expose tax evasion facilitated by the Swiss banking giant.  The information Birkenfeld […]
May 3, 2012

Professional Football Players Charged In Florida Tax Scam

Three former professional football players are among eight individuals who have been charged in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme.  William Joseph of […]
April 25, 2012

Florida Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Wire Fraud

According to the Justice Department and the IRS, Ernst Pierre, a Florida tax preparer, plead guilty on April 24, 2012, to wire fraud and aggravated identity […]
January 12, 2012

IRS Reopens Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP)

Previously, we posted a blog detailing the announcement by Credit Suisse Group AG, Switzerland’s second-biggest bank, that it intended to disclose confidential client account data to the Swiss […]
November 9, 2011

Swiss Bank Credit Suisse Agrees To Disclose U.S. Client Data To The IRS

Credit Suisse Group AG, Switzerland’s second-biggest bank, has informed its U.S. clients that it intends to disclose confidential client account data to the Swiss taxing authorities, […]
October 11, 2011

Federal Government Prevails Against Tax Shelters

The Justice Department recently declared victory in three different tax shelter cases.  “These three significant decisions are further evidence that the courts will not countenance abusive tax […]
September 26, 2011

Taxpayer Identity Theft On The Rise

Imagine filing your tax return and learning that someone else got your refund by using your name and Social Security number.  It seems that identity theft […]
August 22, 2011

Payroll Taxes And The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

If you own a business and have employees then you likely familiar with the requirement to remit payroll tax to the IRS. When an employer pays […]
May 4, 2011

IRS Prevails Against Tax Practitioner for Fraud

Every now and then I receive e-News bulletins from the IRS intended for tax practitioners. Recently, I received one which detailed that IRS’ triumph over a […]
April 8, 2011

Don’t Become a Victim of the “Dirty Dozen”

Its Tax Season! This time of year the IRS wants taxpayers to be aware the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams. These scams are illegal and can lead […]