Monday, October 26, 2020

Please Don’t Be My Neighbor!

A California woman who orchestrated a multi-year identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme was apparently planning to bring her operation even closer to home by stealing her neighbor’s mail. An investigation of Parnian Djafarzadeh by the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Postal Service...

Unpaid Taxes Sends CEO to Prison

The saying, “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes,” is an undisputed truth recognized by nearly everyone. If you owe money to the IRS, they may work with you on late filing or to create a payment schedule, but make no mistake, they...

How It All Played Out

The Washington, DC-based Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) was founded to promote morale, welfare, and quality of life for military families. Instead, AFF’s former president and executive director stole foundation funds and committed tax fraud to elevate her own quality of life. A federal jury convicted...

The Mother Daughter Bond

The mother-daughter bond can be tricky. While most daughters look up to their mothers as role models, most moms who try to maintain a good relationship with their daughters must strike a balance between not being too controlling and being a friend. Suffice to...

Tithe or Tax?

Two brothers formerly of Utah, who claimed to be tax preparers, were sentenced to two years in prison each for conspiracy to file false tax claims. The brothers filed over 700 false tax returns for themselves and for others over six years, according to...

From Guard to Inmate?

A former prison guard who moonlighted as a tax preparer could find himself behind bars after pleading guilty to federal tax fraud. (That’s an interesting combination of skill sets.) The North Carolina man built a reputation as a tax preparer who could ensure his customers...

28 Million Reasons Why

I don’t know about you, but I think $1 million is a lot of money. Multiply that by 28 and that’s the tax bill for a Las Vegas, Nevada businessman who neglected to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (And that’s not all he...

A Cast of Unscrupulous Characters

As today’s fraud drama unveils, we see a cast of unscrupulous characters that include two brothers, an office billing manager, a licensed nurse practitioner, and an individual who is an expert at forging medical treatment notes (I didn’t know that was a “thing”.) The...

Suppressing Tax Fraud

Deceptive business owners avoid paying taxes in similar ways as unscrupulous individual tax payers. They can under report income, inflate their deductions, claim too many tax credits or hide money through money laundering schemes. The owner of a Chicago-area restaturant famous for its margaritas...

Nothing New Under the Sun

There are many ways that individuals and businesses go about neglecting to pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Some simply fail to file a tax return. Others who do file a tax return may claim false deductions or omit income to have...
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