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Assisting CPAs with Client Criminal Tax Exposure FAQ

March 21, 2014

Examples of taxpayers that end up with criminal tax issues

IRS Criminal Investigations usually lead to criminal tax convictions. Below are some recent statistics: FY 2011 FY 2010 FY 2009 Investigations Initiated 4720 4706 4121 Prosecution […]
March 21, 2014
CEO of Company Handling 'Soup Nazi' Licensing Faces Criminal Federal Payroll Tax Charges

Federal tax crime enforcement vs. California enforcement

California tax crimes are similar to those of the Federal Government. However, in California there are additional statutes that make failure to file, disclose income, or […]
March 21, 2014
IRS Announces New Offshore and Domestic Voluntary Disclosure Guidelines

What are voluntary disclosures and how do they work?

A voluntary disclosure is a process whereby the client’s tax attorney approaches the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and acknowledges that their client has cheated in some […]
March 21, 2014
RS Plans to Hire 700 Additional Auditors Increases Your Risk of Prosecution for Tax Crimes

Can a CPA help a client avoid criminal tax prosecution?

As a preparer, the CPA can help clients avoid criminal tax prosecution by knowing the procedures that the IRS uses to prosecute taxpayers. The majority of […]
March 21, 2014
California’s Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017

CPA aiding or assisting the filing of a false return

Generally, this statute does not apply just to tax preparers but anyone who causes a false return to be filed. Accordingly, the CPA should be aware […]
March 21, 2014

Can a CPA be charged with conspiracy?

Yes, usually tax related conspiracies are charged under the general conspiracy statute and arises where two or more people conspire either to commit an offense against […]