Tax Audit

November 25, 2019

Facing Sales Tax Fraud Penalties in California? You Could Also Be Facing Criminal Charges

The California Office of Tax Appeals (OTA), which was created in 2017 to hear sales and income tax disputes against the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and […]
November 19, 2019

Court Upholds $800,000 FBAR Penalty Against Woman Who Concealed Swiss Bank Account

Our tax law blog offers numerous cautionary tales of taxpayers who received hefty penalties after failing to report foreign bank accounts, such as the banker fined […]
November 15, 2019
US investments in Israel targeted by IRS

Do You Have a Bank Account in Israel? The IRS May Be Targeting You

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) coordinates with global banking and financial systems and foreign governments to discover when U.S. taxpayers have failed to report foreign investments, […]
November 13, 2019

OTA Upholds CDTFA Decision to Hold Corporate Officer Liable for California Sales Tax

In an October 2019 case, the Office of Tax Appeals (OTA) sided with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) against appellant Dean Woerner, […]
November 4, 2019

Former California Tax Lawyer to Be Sentenced Following $1.5M Tax Evasion Plea

If you visit our blog on a regular basis, you might have noticed a pattern: the defendants indicted on criminal charges are often attorneys themselves, frequently […]
October 31, 2019

FTB Ruling Sheds Light on California Income Tax Requirements for Independent Directors

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is the government agency responsible for administering California’s personal and corporate income tax laws. (For instance, if you have unfiled California […]