Avoiding Criminal Liability When Tax Code Has Been Violated

Although the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that a small fraction of tax crime convictions occur in a given year, the organization also estimates that 17 percent of American taxpayers fail to comply with tax code. It is mostly individual taxpayers, not corporate entities, that commit some of the most common tax-related offenses, like tax […]

Can the IRS Seize My Tax Refund?

If you are scratching your head wondering where your federal income tax refund is this year, it could be missing because the government has seized it. The United States Treasury Department has the authority to hold part or all of your tax refund to cover any debts you might owe. Six Major Kinds of Debts […]

Who to Call for Tax Litigation Questions: an Attorney or an Accountant?

If you currently find yourself faced with questions about your taxes or a possible impending tax litigation, it is important to bring these questions to the right person. You may be wondering if your tax issue would be better addressed by an accountant or by a tax attorney. If you already know that you need […]

Second Round of Form W-2 Scam Begins

Last year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned tax payers of a form W-2 scam which targeted payroll and human resources departments. In late January 2017, the IRS renewed this warning after receiving new notifications that this email “spoofing” scam is making its away across the United States for a second time. The IRS also […]

How to Resolve a Dispute with the IRS

Unfortunately, it isn’t unusual to find yourself at odds with the IRS, however there are a number of ways to resolve your tax worries without ending up in court. Five procedures to avoid litigation with the IRS Fast-track settlement. Allows taxpayers the opportunity to resolve audit issues during the examination process by using the mediation […]

Concerned about Tax Litigation?

Everyone dreads the heart-pounding moment when you receive an unwanted notice from the IRS informing you that there has been an issue with your tax return, and it can become unbearable when those issues result in tax litigation. You might be surprised to learn that there is a significant amount of both criminal and civil […]

Avoid These Top 5 Tax-Filing Mistakes

Tax litigation is a term used to describe resolving tax disputes with local, state, federal, and foreign tax authorities. Litigation arises when there is a tax controversy which may involve an individual, a business (both for-profit and not-for-profit), an estate or a trust. With tax season in the United States in full swing, it is […]

Recklessly Providing False Info to the IRS Could Cost You a Tax Credit

Last month, the IRS finalized regulations that sought, among other things, to reduce the chances that a person would recklessly provide inaccurate financial information to a Health Exchange. According to the new regulation, a person who qualifies for a tax credit, will no longer qualify for the credit if they recklessly provided false information to […]

Charitable Contributions Are Being Scrutinized by IRS

In recent months, it has come to the attention of the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that certain individuals, called promoters, have been falsely stating to taxpayers that they could make charitable contributions of conservation easements in exchange for tax deductions in excess of the amount of the contribution. These […]

Priest’s Guilty Plea to Tax Evasion Shows Dangers of Not Knowing Your Rights

No one is above the law when it comes to paying taxes, as Father Hien Minh Nguyen, 56, discovered. A priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose, Father Nguyen pled guilty to four counts of tax evasion following an Internal Revenue Criminal Investigation interview late this summer. Witness Becomes Target Father Nguyen’s admittance […]