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January 26, 2020

Swiss Bank Enters Into Amended Non-Prosecution Agreement With DOJ, Pays Additional $14 Million Fine

According to a Department of Justice press release, Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (UBP), a Geneva, Switzerland-based bank recently entered into an amended non-prosecution agreement with […]
January 24, 2020

The Creation of the Gig Economy Tax Center Signals IRS Focus on Gig Economy Tax Compliance

An increasing number of workers are embracing the “gig economy” and working for themselves through services like Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb. Setting aside the effects the […]
January 19, 2020

New York Businessman Sentenced For Tax Evasion

According to a Department of Justice press release, Warren Krotz, 62, was recently sentenced to serve a year and a day in a federal prison for […]
January 17, 2020

Have an Undisclosed Bank Account in One of These Countries? Watch Out for a FATCA Letter, Or a High-Risk Audit, Or Tax & Willful Foreign Information Non-Reporting Criminal Investigation

Intergovernmental agreements, along with U.S. laws like the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), ensure that banks around the world share information with the IRS. Banks […]
January 16, 2020

IRS Hints at Increased Prosecution of Abusive Micro-Captive Insurance Tax Shelter Cases

In recent months, Forbes and Bloomberg Tax have published articles cautioning taxpayers of potential indicators that the IRS plans to refer tax shelter abusers to its […]
January 13, 2020

Omaha Councilman Awaits Sentencing for Failure to File Federal Income Tax Returns

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has repeatedly proven its willingness to prosecute anyone for tax crimes – including politicians. For example, former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh […]