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September 2011 Archives

Voluntary Classification Settlement Program announced by IRS

As we mentioned in our last post, the U.S. government will sometimes implement programs aimed at encouraging individuals who are not in compliance with tax laws to become compliant. Last post, we discussed a couple Internal Revenue Service (IRS) programs which used this strategy to address the issue of hidden offshore accounts. This post, we will be discussing a new program by the IRS which appears to be trying to use this strategy to address the issue of worker misclassification by employers (such misclassification can have payroll tax implications).

Around 30,000 voluntary disclosures made since 2009

In recent years, U.S. authorities have been increasingly aggressive in their enforcement efforts against taxpayer use of offshore accounts to evade taxes. The U.S. government has used many different methods in its enforcement efforts regarding offshore accounts and tax evasion. One of these methods is the conducting of criminal prosecutions against taxpayers who allegedly used an offshore account to evade taxes. We have seen the use of this method in some of the tax evasion cases that we have discussed on this blog.

U.S. authorities put Israeli banks under scrutiny

As we have mentioned before on this blog, authorities can be very aggressive in their investigative and enforcement efforts regarding tax evasion. One thing that authorities have been taking a closer look at in recent years is taxpayer use of offshore accounts.

Twelve arrested in mortgage fraud case in Florida

Authorities can be very aggressive in their enforcement efforts against mortgage fraud. When authorities investigate an alleged mortgage fraud scheme, it can result in several individuals facing criminal charges. This can be seen in a mortgage fraud case that has recently arisen in Florida.

Man receives sentence in tax fraud case

A person can face serious consequences if he or she is accused of committing tax fraud in regards to tax returns prepared for others. Major criminal charges can be brought against an individual in connection to such an accusation. A person can receive severe punishments if he or she is convicted of such charges. This can be seen in a criminal tax case from Georgia in which a sentence was recently issued.

Guilty plea made in mortgage fraud case

Authorities can be very aggressive in their enforcement efforts against mortgage fraud. Serious criminal charges can be brought against a person if he or she is accused of being involved in a mortgage fraud scheme. If a person is convicted of such charges, he or she can be given severe criminal penalties. Such penalties can have major impacts on an individual's life.