Charitable deductions and criminal tax investigations do not often go together.
We've written a lot in this blog about criminal tax fraud linked to identity theft. Our attention to the issue reflects its prominence in South Florida.
In the first part of this post, we discussed how the IRS is making a concerted effort to empower its Criminal Investigations (CI) department to carry out aggressive investigations of suspected criminal tax violations.
"Follow the money" has become an inescapable phrase in American life.
In football, when someone jumps across the line before the ball is snapped, it is called a false start. The penalty for a false start is not large, though. It is only five yards.
Identity theft and tax-refund fraud remain common issues in South Florida. It's an issue we've followed regularly in this blog. Most recently, in our July 2 post, we discussed a proposal in Congress to increase penalties on tax preparers who are involved in tax fraud cases that concern identity theft and improper refunds.
Small business owners face many challenges in trying to build their businesses. Targeting the right markets and cultivating customers are absolutely necessary steps.
Good novelists know very well how twists and turns in a story can enhance its interest. The same is true of true stories involving novelists.
Having an in-house accountant to assist with tax preparation can certainly be helpful to a business owner. After all, the federal tax code is extremely complicated. And complying with state tax codes can also be challenging.
Our focus in this blog is on tax issues and white-collar criminal defense. Though South Florida is an area shaped deeply by immigration, we do not normally touch on that subject.