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Category Archives: Fraud

Wesley Snipes: Frivolous Tax Arguments

Actor Wesley Snipes, star of the “Blade” movie series, became a poster child for celebrity tax troubles in the 2000’s when he was convicted of willfully failing to file tax returns for 1999, 2000 and 2001.
The actor tried many arguments … Continue reading

Pernicious IRS Penalties

The IRS charges a variety of penalties for different kinds of non-compliances. They typically will charge either a civil penalty or criminal penalty, depending upon the infraction. A civil penalty is only monetary while a criminal penalty can be monetary … Continue reading

Dishonest Tax Pros and Tax Debt

Most tax professionals are honest, but some fraudulent preparers take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers. Unscrupulous preparers may file false tax returns or simply falsify tax information. In order to increase the refund amount, they may alter income figures, deductions, … Continue reading

Watch Your Mailbox this Tax Season

Identify thieves have devised a bold way to steal people’s identities: right from their mailboxes. Criminals are stealing documents from mailboxes to commit tax and other financial crimes. This has been an unfortunate reality for many people who found out … Continue reading