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Jeweler Hopes to Avoid Prison on Tax Evasion Charges

Michael Hoffman, a jeweler in Grand Rapids, MI, is hoping that the court will grant him mercy when he is sentenced on Thursday for filing false corporate and personal income tax returns. The 59-year-old has asked for home confinement and probation, so that his business might survive. “Mr. Hoffman acknowledges […]

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What to Expect from the IRS on Bitcoin

With bitcoin surging in price over this year from $17 to $1,200, many invested in the virtual currency are wondering what sort of taxes they should expect to pay from gains, if any. While the Federal Reserve stated that “virtual currencies like bitcoin have legitimate uses and should not be […]

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Jury convicts former football player of tax evasion

Strident anti-tax arguments have increasingly gained a hearing in the U.S. in recent years. Political scientists make careers out of the tracing the roots of this. From Ayn Rand’s influential novel “Atlas Shrugged” to more recent Tea Party protests, the issue of excessive and arguably unjust taxation has been much […]

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United Steel Company Denies Tax Evasion Claim

The management of United Steel Company Limited has refuted claims that the company evaded $86,059,463 in taxes, and instead suggests that the allegation made by the presidential task force through the media was meant to drag the names of reputable companies through the mud. A statement issued by the company […]

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Former State Rep. Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Former State Rep. Girod Jackson, pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion and tax fraud before a federal judge Thursday. Jackson’s firm came under scrutiny during a federal probe of the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority. Jackson resigned on August 22, after the charges were filed. Jackson’s plea was expected […]

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Two ‘Real Housewives of NJ’ stars indicted

Two “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges. Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband Guiseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, have been accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy […]

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