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Avoiding allegations of criminal tax fraud

As the saying goes, “to err is human.” This statement applies to a variety of situations, including preparing taxes. Every year, taxpayers here in Texas and across the country make mistakes that could put them under suspicion by the IRS for criminal tax fraud. The best way to avoid such allegations is […]

Tax Fraud

The dangers of failing to file tax returns

Some Texas residents fail to meet the IRS’s yearly deadline. Instead of filing an extension, they simply forgo filing their tax returns. This may be due to a fear of the amount owed, the inability to pay any balanced owed or a lack of the proper documentation needed in order […]


What if you missed today’s tax deadline?

Happy Tax Day! If that statement caused heart palpitations and frustration because you forgot to file and pay your tax obligations, take a deep breath and know that you are not alone. It is not uncommon for taxpayers to miss the tax deadline, add in the confusion that was running […]


Texas family faces prison time for tax evasion

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently accused a Texas family of running an elaborate and illegal gambling business. They claim the family would funnel the money used for to run the gambling business through two legitimate businesses: the family car dealership and a holding company for the family car dealership. […]

Tax Controversy 

Government tells IRS to increase audits of tax preparers

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently released a report that led to some negative publicity for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The report shows the IRS failed to hold over 30,000 tax return professionals accountable for their own tax bills. What was this report? The report focused […]