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Author: Lawrence Brown

Why Is IRS CI Investigating You or Your Business?

If you have been contacted by Special Agents from the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation division (IRS CI), one of the first questions you need to answer is, “Why?” IRS CI investigates a broad range of both tax-related and non-tax-related offenses, and determining the specific accusations underlying an IRS CI […]

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When Does Tax Avoidance Cross the Line to Tax Evasion?

Tax planning is crucial for high-income individuals. While the Internal Revenue Code imposes substantial tax liability for those who are in the one percent, it also provides opportunities for high-income taxpayers to lawfully reduce the amount they owe. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refers to this as “tax avoidance,” and […]

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IRS CI Continues Targeting PPP Loan Fraud in 2023

According to data cited in a recent NPR article, as much as $64 billion of the $800 billion in forgivable loans issued under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) may have gone to applicants that didn’t deserve it. As the article also notes, the federal government has up to 10 years […]

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