August 10, 2017
New York Restaurant Owner Sentenced to 12 ½ Years in Prison for Investment Fraud Scheme and Tax Evasion

New York Restaurant Owner Sentenced to 12 ½ Years in Prison for Investment Fraud Scheme and Tax Evasion

Christopher Swartz of Watertown, New York has been handed a 150-month prison sentence for committing tax evasion and investment fraud.  According to Acting Assistant Deputy Attorney […]
July 26, 2017
Texas Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Preparing Tax Return

Texas Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Preparing Tax Return

According to a press release by the Department of Justice, Texas tax preparer Chester Swanson pleaded guilty to a single count of preparing a false U.S. […]
March 7, 2017
Tennessee Couple Sentenced On Tax Evasion Charges

Tennessee Couple Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy for Inflating Tax Withholding

If you are a frequent reader of our blogs, you know that there are several ways that taxpayers attempt to manipulate the tax system to lower […]
March 1, 2017
Businesses Lacking Sufficient Internal Controls Are More Likely to Face Payroll Tax Audits and Fraud Charges

Businesses Lacking Sufficient Internal Controls Are More Likely to Face Payroll Tax Audits and Fraud Charges

For businesses that have achieved any degree of success, the responsibility to account for, collect, hold, and turnover payroll taxes are well known and seemingly a […]
February 21, 2017
Mother and Son Convicted on Charges of Conspiracy and Filing a Fraudulent Tax Return

Mother and Son Convicted on Charges of Conspiracy and Filing a Fraudulent Tax Return

Family businesses are a large part of American history. From the chocolate from Mars, Incorporated or the low-cost household goods from Walmart, families have started some […]
February 8, 2017
Don't get burned by Understating Tax Liabilities and Overstating Refunds

Taxpayers and Tax Preparers Alike Can Be Burned When Understating Tax Liabilities and Overstating Refunds

For at least some taxpayers and tax preparers, their foremost goal is minimizing or eliminating the taxes that they or their clients owe. For taxpayers, this […]