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Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion Are Very Different

Words matter. In human terms, it’s as simple as that. There is a very real and clear difference between tax evasion, on the one hand, and perfectly legal tax avoidance on the other. The confusion between the terms can be cleared up with proper definitions. Tax evasion is an improper […]

Tax Crimes

IRS Audits: Many Factors Affect Likelihood

The IRS does not operate in a vacuum. The agency is affected by political pressure to cut the federal budget, and for the second straight year has less money to do its work. IRS audits may be affected by the reduction in the agency’s budget of about 2 percent compared to […]