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Category: Tax Crimes

What to Know About IRS CI’s Voluntary Disclosure Practice

U.S. taxpayers that have failed to meet their filing and payment obligations have various options for resolving these “tax controversies” with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, the specific options that are available in any particular case depend on the circumstances involved. For example, while IRS Criminal Investigation’s (IRS CI) […]


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 […]


3 common tax fraud mistakes

As Ben Franklin put it, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Whether you prepare your own tax filings or go to a professional to do it, most of us are generally honest with the Internal Revenue Service when it comes to paying taxes. However, mistakes can be made – […]

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The 3 deadly sins of EITC filings

Tax preparers know that the EITC stands for Earned Income Tax Credit, which for  2021 can range from $1,502 to $6,728. Tax prepares also know that the less you earn and the more children you have, typically, the greater credit you qualify for.  Additionally, most tax preparers are well aware […]


Avoid a COVID-related tax fraud conviction

The pandemic has had a monumental impact on every aspect of our national economy. One of the primary ways our government officials responded was through several loans to help small businesses weather the storm and continue paying their employees. As expected, the government has dedicated significant resources to policing the […]

Tax Crimes