White collar defense attorneys and accountants engaged to assist in investigations conducted by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division are familiar with these words: “… the tax loss … is … $550,000 to $1,500,000 …” By Edward M. Waddington and Ricardo J.Read more →
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Is your tax return at risk for ID theft?
While IRS reports progress on cracking down on tax-related ID fraud, consumers and businesses warned to watch out for con artists who want more of your data.Read more →
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers about tax and information-stealing scams that continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of items normally reported. However, following hurricanes and other disasters, theRead more →
The unmarked vehicles arrived in the morning. More than 20 armed agents poured out. Hours later, Mii’s Bridal & Tuxedo was out of business after serving customers for decades. Its entire inventory of wedding gowns and dresses as well asRead more →
The FBI is looking into suspicious federal returns filed using Turbo Tax software, as a number of states work to contain a wave of criminal filings. The scams are delaying refunds around the country. CBS News business analyst Jill SchlesingerRead more →
Couples who elect to file a joint tax return enjoy many advantages. But when you do file jointly, know that both spouses are “jointly and severally liable” for the taxes owed. This means if one spouse is a tax cheat,Read more →