Tax Law Blog

March 14, 2019

Florida Minister Gets 5 Years in Prison for Federal Tax Crimes, Failing to Pay IRS

In April 2018, a federal jury convicted 51-year-old defendant William Todd Coontz, a former author, business owner, and minister from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, of two tax […]
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, […]
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 […]
December 20, 2018
IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division Announces 5 New Compliance Campaigns with Focus on Foreign Reporting

IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division Announces 5 New Compliance Campaigns with Focus on Foreign Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service is comprised of numerous divisions, such as its Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) and Civil Examination Division (CED). For large corporations and pass-through […]
December 17, 2018
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IRS Increasing Fraud Penalties Under New Voluntary Disclosure Guidelines

In 2009, the IRS introduced the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), which enabled taxpayers to receive reduced penalties – notably, protection from criminal liability – for […]
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 […]