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Monthly Archives: March 2019

IRS’ 2019 ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams Highlights Inflating Deductions & Credits

The Internal Revenue Service on March 12, 2019 warned taxpayers in IR-2019-36 to avoid falsely inflating deductions or credits on tax returns as part of its 2019 list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.Taxpayers should watch for areas frequently targeted by unscrupulous tax preparers include overstating deductions such as charitable contributions, medical expenses, padding business expenses or…
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Budget Cuts Leading to Fewer IRS Investigations

According to researchers and former government auditors, budget cuts within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which have cut enforcement staff by a third, may be responsible for the drop in the number of tax evasion cases pursued in recent years.  In 2017, 795 cases were brought be the IRS’ criminal division, representing a drop of almost…
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The Old One-Two Punch – Stealing and Not Reporting Your Stolen Income

According to the DoJ,  an Alabama Woman Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Stealing Over $700,000 From Her Employer and Failing to Report Income on Her Tax Returns. Isn't that amazing? Can you imagine stealing income and not paying taxes on your stolen income? Have none of these taxpayers (and I use that term loosely)…
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