criminal tax

February 26, 2019
Recent Supreme Court Decision Could Change the Landscape of Certain Tax Penalties

Recent Supreme Court Decision Could Change the Landscape of Certain Tax Penalties

Imagine a situation where you have been accused of a crime, but because you did not commit the crime, you have not been charged. Now imagine […]
February 20, 2019
Be Wary of Seeking – or Recommending – a Foreign Tax Planning Service that Bends IRS Rules

Be Wary of Seeking – or Recommending – a Foreign Tax Planning Service that Bends IRS Rules

If you visit our tax blog on a regular basis, you know that our international tax attorneys often discuss cases where taxpayers were assessed civil penalties, […]
February 19, 2019
Updated IRS Voluntary Disclosure Procedures Replace OVDP, But Creates Increased Risks and Expense for Taxpayers

Updated IRS Voluntary Disclosure Procedures Replace OVDP, But Creates Increased Risks and Expense for Taxpayers

In September 2018, the IRS permanently discontinued its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), which previously created an avenue for noncompliant taxpayers to report foreign accounts and, […]
December 21, 2018
Hawaiian Business Owner and His CPA Convicted in Tax Scheme

Hawaiian Business Owner and His CPA Convicted in Tax Scheme

According to a Department of Justice press release, a federal jury convicted Wagdy Guirguis and Michael Higa of conspiracy to defraud the United States, in addition […]
November 30, 2018
IRS Announces New Offshore and Domestic Voluntary Disclosure Guidelines

IRS Announces New Offshore and Domestic Voluntary Disclosure Guidelines

The Internal Revenue Service previously operated a program known as the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), which offered non compliant taxpayers mitigated civil penalties – in […]
November 21, 2018
Santa Rosa Real Estate Salesman Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

Santa Rosa Real Estate Salesman Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

Santa Rosa Real Estate Salesman Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns According to a Department of Justice press release, Charles T. Woods, a real […]