criminal tax

January 18, 2020

Massachusetts Golf Professional Indicted on Various Federal Charges, Including Filing a False Tax Return

Last week, a federal grand jury sitting in Springfield, Massachusetts, indicted Kevin M. Kennedy with wire fraud, money laundering, filing a false tax return, and theft […]
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 15, 2020

Court Vacates Conviction of Willful Failure to Collect or Pay Over Tax, Citing Faulty Evidence

The Federal Tax Crimes blog recently highlighted a notable case, United States v. Snyder (2019), in which a criminal conviction of willful failure to collect or […]
January 14, 2020

Maryland Tax Professional Pleads Guilty to Criminal Tax Charges

According to a Department of Justice press release, a tax preparer from Maryland recently pleaded guilty to charges relating to aiding and assisting in the filing […]
December 22, 2019

Unlicensed “CPA” Files Nearly 500 False Tax Returns, Cheating IRS Out of $1.3M

From 2008 to 2016, California tax preparer Scott Douglas Cutting Sr. filed approximately 475 returns on behalf of his clients. However, the IRS identified two problems […]
November 27, 2019

Louisiana Man Convicted on Fraud Charges After Investigation by IRS and Postal Service

Many taxpayers believe that the IRS is too understaffed and underfunded to seriously pursue those who commit tax crimes. Although the Service has seen times with […]