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PTIN Holders Have No Right to Know If They Are Under Investigation

The Treasury Department announced a Final Rule this week to avoid having to reveal to PTIN holders the names of agencies that have requested their files. The purpose of the rule is to prevent these individuals from finding out that they are under investigation and destroying evidence. This new rules comes after reports that certain return preparers are taking advantage of taxpayers with limited English proficiency.

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.

IRS Gains Access to 60M Medical Records for Tax Fraud Investigation

The identity of one healthcare entity that filed a class action lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service in March over allegedly seizing private records of 10 million Americans has been revealed. The lawsuit came after an extensive investigation into the company's owner, who was indicted last summer on 13 counts of tax evasion for conspiracy and filing fraudulent tax returns.

Beanie Baby Billionaire Hopes to Dodge Prison Time for Tax Evasion

Ty Warner, the billionaire responsible for the creation of the popular Beanie Babies toy is hoping that a federal judge will show mercy and sentence him to probation rather than prison for tax evasion. The 69-year-old acknowledged that he failed to report millions of dollars of interest income from an overseas Swiss bank account as he pleaded guilty to a single count of felony tax evasion in October.

Anesthesiologist Convicted in Federal Tax Evasion Case

Edgar A. Lockett Jr., 70, was convicted on Friday of six counts of tax evasion by an Amarillo jury after failing to pay more than $1.4 million in income taxes. Lockett, an anesthesiologist, faces up to five years in prison and was taken into custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after the trial.

Delaware woman convicted of tax fraud

Being convicted of criminal tax violations is no joke. These types of convictions can lead to serious jail time as well as heavy fines. Such was the case when a federal jury in Texas convicted a Delaware woman of cheating the government out of more than $3 million over a three-year period in an elaborate tax fraud scheme that involved submitting false documents for payments.

Corruption matters still haunting ex-Detroit Mayor

Weary Detroit residents simply cannot escape the political corruption headlines. While Texas has seen its fair share of corruption over the years, the city of Detroit has been hammered with it. On Oct. 3, a former fundraiser for Kwame Kilpatrick, the ex-mayor of Detroit, pled guilty to tax evasion and also agreed to testify against the mayor.

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