IRS Income Tax Underpayment Of Over $ 1 Million Submits MMA Pioneer Royce Gracie To IRS Scrutiny

Even if you are a legendary MMA fighter, IRS income tax underpayment is a big mistake. Before his return to the cage in Bellator 149 to face old nemesis Ken Shamrock, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie finds himself in a serious fight with the IRS over his taxes. Di Gracie rightfully claimed a tax credit for the poor or did he commit fraud in order to reduce his tax bill? Did Royce Gracie try to submit the IRS by illegally claiming the Earned Income Credit, a tax subsidy designed for low-income working families? MMA Pioneer Gracie & IRS Income [...]

California Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty To Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme

In California, Nancy Hilton, the former operator of a Moreno Valley based tax preparation business pleaded guilty today to a massive scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of millions of dollars. By filing of bogus tax returns claiming tax refunds, the tax preparer defrauded the federal government while placing her clients in jeopardy. Hilton wanted a shortcut to easy money, leading to criminal acts that defrauded the government and placed clients, both unaware and colluding, in serious danger. California Tax Return Preparer In Trouble With a traditional CPA firm backing our business, the tax resolution specialists at the Tax [...]

Tax Resolution Institute Warns Against IRS Phone Scams By Criminals Impersonating IRS Agents

(Note - A portion of this blog is excerpted directly from the IRS website and the IRS update about the phone scams) IRS phone scams by criminals impersonating IRS agents continue to be a huge threat. Threatening phone calls demanding money by scam artists remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season. The Internal Revenue Service highlighted this problem in an announcement on January 22, 2015. IRS Phone Scams & The Dirty Dozen The Dangers of IRS Phone Scams Illuminated Russell George, Treasury's inspector general for tax administration, [...]

Payroll Services Owner Pleads Guilty In Criminal Payroll Tax Case In Los Angeles Federal Court

A conviction in a Southern California payroll tax case shows how serious the IRS is when it comes to paying payroll tax liabilities. After an investigation by the Los Angeles Field Office of the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, the owner of a Riverside-based payroll service pleaded guilty in the payroll tax case on January 5 to failure to pay federal payroll taxes intended for the Internal Revenue Service. As the co-owner and operator of Paycare, Scott Willsea embezzled from a federally funded program. Willsea entered a guilty plea in federal court after making a plea agreement with prosecutors. [...]

IRS Consumer Scam Alert About Fake Telephone Calls By Con Artists Issued By Internal Revenue Service

Tired of seeing innocent American taxpayers hurt by con artists, the Internal Revenue Service issued an IRS consumer scam alert at the end of August on the IRS.gov website. The stated goal of the alert is to provide taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone con artists. These con artists are calling American taxpayers and pretending to be with the IRS in order to obtain payments and identity theft information. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Issues IRS Consumer Scam Alert IRS Commissioner John Koskinen described his disgust with this practice that is becoming more and more prevalent: “These telephone [...]

Busted American Tax Relief Forced By The FTC To Turn Over $16 Million To Bilked Taxpayer Clients

The Tax Resolution Institute is happy that American Tax Relief has finally been penalized for the stain it placed on our industry. The out-of-business tax resolution firm is being forced by the FTC to turn over $16 million to bilked taxpayers. The Federal Trade Commission is mailing more than $16 million in refund checks to 18,571 duped taxpayers. American Tax Relief bilked financially distressed consumers by falsely claiming it could reduce their tax debts. American Tax Relief Penalized American Tax Relief Penalized Under their FTC settlement, the criminal owners of American Tax Relief turned over millions of dollars [...]

Failure To File Franchise Tax Board Income Tax Returns Leads To Jail For Beverly Hills Dentist & Office Manager

Once again, it has been proven that a failure to file your Franchise Tax Board income taxes is a big mistake. Claudia Ventura, a former Office Manager of the Beverly Hills Medical Suites, was sentenced on July 11 to serve 180 days in jail, 5 years probation and 200 hours of community service. Her conviction rested on her failure to file her California Franchise Tax Board income taxes combined with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of insurance fraud. Franchise Tax Board Income Tax Returns Not Filed Failure To File State Tax Returns Working for Beverly Hills dentist [...]