IRS Audits

March 14, 2019

Florida Minister Gets 5 Years in Prison for Federal Tax Crimes, Failing to Pay IRS

In April 2018, a federal jury convicted 51-year-old defendant William Todd Coontz, a former author, business owner, and minister from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, of two tax […]
February 5, 2019

Story Update: Rapper DMX Released From Prison After Serving Time for Tax Crimes

Most of the criminal tax cases that we cover on our blog involve taxpayers with unfamiliar names, a reminder that the IRS goes after those they […]
January 23, 2019

Florida Return Preparer Admits to Using Stolen Identities of Dead Taxpayers in IRS Refund Scam

According to court records, a group of four men have been charged with tax crimes after stealing information from deceased taxpayers to illegally obtain tax refunds […]
January 22, 2019

Georgia Man Cheats Clients, Charged with Willful Failure to File Tax Returns

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), 49-year-old defendant Saleem Hakim, a former precious metals broker from Smyrna, Georgia, was convicted […]
January 14, 2019

Rules and Requirements for Reporting Foreign Trusts to the IRS

If you are the trustee, grantor, or beneficiary of a foreign trust, you may need to report certain financial information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), […]
January 4, 2019

Can the IRS Assess Additional Taxes After Fraud is Exposed?

As any taxpayer who has been audited by the IRS already knows from firsthand experience, there are only two ways an examination can resolve: either with […]