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Category: Tax Evasion

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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How small issues can create big problems for taxpayers

The U.S. tax code is among this country’s most complicated and dense bodies of law. And every year, individuals must file their tax returns in compliance with these laws. Unsurprisingly, people make mistakes, miscalculations, and missteps that result in inaccurate returns and payments. Even when these issues seem small, they […]

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The difference between avoidance and evasion

In his 2003 book “Perfectly Legal” writer and investigative reporter David Cay Johnston delves into the U.S tax laws. His mission was to show how the very rich escape– in a perfectly legal fashion–the paying of taxes. The book raised both eyebrows and concerns. Is the U.S. tax system rigged […]

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