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    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipes

    by Peter Pappas, 09-01-2014

    Actor Wesley Snipes went to jail for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns. This should be a cautionary tale to any American or United States resident who has not filed…

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    Florida Used Car Dealers Targeted for Sales Tax Fraud; Theft of State Funds

    by Peter Pappas, 08-28-2014

    The state of Florida is targeting used car dealers for their failure to remit collected sales taxes and bringing charges against their owners and officers for theft of state funds. In the last two years, we…

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    Effective September 2, 2014: New IRS Appeals Process

    by Peter Pappas, 08-27-2014

    On September 2nd, 2014, the IRS will change the way it handles audit appeals. The IRS Office of Appeals, under the new Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (AJAC) project, will “no longer. . . be examiners…

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    Streamlined Compliance Procedures for Offshore Account Holders

    by Peter Pappas, 08-21-2014

    In June the IRS established a new program for U.S. taxpayers with offshore bank accounts.  This is an excellent opportunity for delinquent taxpayers to come forward voluntarily, avoid significant penalties and, most of all, avoid…

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    Tax Gavel and Cuffs

    Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them

    by Peter Pappas, 03-15-2014

    “Ex-IRS agent sentenced to prison in murder-for-hire plot A former IRS agent who opened a tax preparation business was sentenced Friday to nearly 24 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $11…

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