Tag: criminal tax fraud

Recent Sales Tax Scandals

In our blog, we’ve spent a fair amount of time discussing tax and financial scandals which have made major headlines. For instance, we’ve discussed the bankruptcies and tax problems faced by prominent celebrities. We’ve also examined insider trading cases. These kinds of stories are very useful for many reasons. For one, these stories show how […]

Tax Fraud

How To Hire a Tax Fraud Attorney

As we’ve shown repeatedly in our blog posts, money has a way of bending moral principles. You can take an otherwise upstanding, law-abiding person, and once money is involved, things seem to change. We’ve seen this with insider trading, for instance. Martha Stewart, once a highly regarded public figure, succumbed to the pull of money […]

Tax Avoidance

3 Useful Tax Avoidance Strategies

As we’ve previously discussed, there’s an important distinction between tax avoidance and tax fraud or tax evasion. Tax avoidance is the use of lawful means to lower one’s tax liability. Tax evasion is the willful falsification of information for the purpose of reducing one’s tax burden. Failing to pay one’s tax burden may also constitute evasion. Tax evasion is illegal […]

Illegal Activities Taxable

Is Income from Illegal Activities Taxable?

The U.S. Tax Code is a very curious thing. It contains more words than the Bible, a lot more.  In fact, it has enough rules to make even the sharpest mind a bit puzzled from time to time. When we think of Tax Code violations, we often picture an ambitious employee seeking to maximize a […]

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A Look at Celebrity Tax Evasion

So far, we’ve devoted a couple of blog posts to look at the celebrity financial difficulties. We’ve looked at celebrity bankruptcies and, more generally, looked at celebrity tax troubles.  Here, we’d like to continue this review.  Accordingly, in this post, we’re going to look at a few public figures who’ve gotten themselves into really big […]

Al Capone Tax Evasion

The Al Capone Tax Evasion Case

Alphonse Capone – typically known as “Al” Capone – was a notorious gangster who, at the height of his power, ran and commanded one of the most profitable criminal organizations in history. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1899 to parents of Italian descent, Capone began his criminal career early and by his mid-20s he had gained […]

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Tips for Preparing for Your First Tax Attorney Meeting

Dealing with taxes and meeting with an attorney can be two of the most overwhelming and stressful parts of life. However, with the right legal team, you will find that both taxes and lawyer meetings can be less complicated than you think. Once you have scheduled your tax attorney meeting, make sure you get the […]

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What is IRS Criminal Tax Evasion?

Fortunately, your chances of the IRS charging you with tax evasion or criminal tax evasion are minimal. The IRS initiates criminal tax evasion investigations against less than 2% of all the taxpayers in America. Out of that number, only around 20% face fines or criminal charges. However, it’s important to be aware of the activities […]

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