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Assisting CPAs with Client Criminal Tax Exposure FAQ

March 21, 2014
Jacksonville, Florida Tax Preparers Facing Three Years in Tax Fraud Case

What happens when a CPA is charged with tax fraud?

It is a felony to present to the government a false, fictitious, or fraudulent claim, which most commonly arises where a taxpayer submits a false claim […]
March 21, 2014
Long Island Legislator Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion Years After Bribery Scandal

CPA aiding and abetting in criminal tax fraud

Several crimes set forth in the Federal Criminal Code can apply to CPAs in their capacity as tax preparers, advisors and representatives of clients. The most […]
March 21, 2014

Can third party be liable for corporation’s actions?

Yes, generally most tax crimes involve a taxpayer’s own tax liability but a defendant may have vicarious criminal liability (legal principle to hold liable one person […]
March 21, 2014

CPA protection tips to uncover criminal tax matters

A CPA should take necessary steps to protect any materials or documents related to services rendered related to a criminal matter. Such documents will help the […]
March 21, 2014

Defenses for tax crimes of a taxpayer or tax preparer

Willfulness is defined under the law as a voluntary and intentional violation of a known legal duty and several defenses focus on preventing the government from […]
March 21, 2014

Tax crimes taxpayer or tax preparer can be convicted of

A taxpayer can be simultaneously charged with a greater offense and with a lesser included offense within the legal definition of the greater offense (which often […]