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Celebrity model pleads guilty to tax evasion

Israeli model and television personality Bar Refaeli recently agreed to sign a plea bargain agreement to settle a long-standing tax dispute against the top model and her family. The terms of the agreement include 16 months imprisonment for the celebrity’s mother and nine months of community service for the model. […]

Tax Crimes

Texas tax return professional accused of tax crimes

Federal prosecutors recently announced criminal charges against a tax preparation professional from San Antonio, Texas. The prosecutors have charged the man with two counts of assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and one count of filing false or fraudulent returns for his own, personal tax returns. What were […]


Cryptocurrency owners: 2 tips for upcoming tax filing deadline.

July 15, the upcoming tax filing deadline, is fast approaching. Those who own cryptocurrency through Coinbase, Bitcoin or another platform may have questions about reporting requirements. Two tips that will help to reduce the risk of issues with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding this asset include taking time to organize relevant […]


3 ways the coronavirus pandemic impacts tax preparers

Tax return professionals, like many throughout the country, have been forced to adapt their practices to navigate the current coronavirus pandemic. Three examples that are specific to this practice include a changed workplace, amplified focus, and the need for continual change. What does this mean for the future of the […]


Four things to know about IRS guidance on estates and trusts

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued some tips for estates and trusts that claim tax deductions. The proposed regulations focus on how estates and trusts determine adjusted gross income. Why is this important? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act resulted in the inability to deduct miscellaneous itemized deductions from […]


Can debt collectors get your stimulus check?

President Donald Trump recently signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. This law allows for a federal stimulus check to go to qualifying taxpayers in an effort by lawmakers to help taxpayers find their financial footing while navigating this pandemic. The exact amount varies, depending […]

Tax Controversy 

Are tax havens illegal?

A tax haven is essentially an offshore financial institution with low or no taxes known for confidentiality. Individuals can use these financial institutions to set up businesses. Examples of areas that can meet this definition include the state of Delaware, the Cayman Islands, Dubai and the Netherlands. How do taxpayers […]

Tax Crimes