Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Cover Your Assets

For income tax fraudsters, one of the most difficult problems is determining how to hide the fact that you haven’t been paying taxes. I think we can all agree that putting assets under your ex-wife’s name is probably one of the more sure-fire ways...

Controlling the Purse Strings

The person who controls the purse strings within a business decides how the money is spent. It is a position of power and one that caused a home healthcare owner from Guysville, Ohio to commit Medicaid fraud and tax fraud. She let greed drive...

Fair Share

It’s expensive to hire employees, but you can’t run a company without a workforce. In addition to benefits like medical insurance, vacation, sick leave and 401k plans, business owners must consider how much it will cost to pay these taxes: Social Security, Medicare, federal...

New Reality

According to a recent report, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud in 2017. (That’s an eight percent increase over the previous year.) The new reality is that fraudsters are getting more sophisticated in their attempts to misuse their victims’ information for personal...

Everything Is Not Coming Up Roses

The floral business is fairly easy to get into, but it is very competitive. Survival can be tough. An Upper Southampton, Pennsylvania couple, who ran an online flower business out of Orlando, Florida, made a very expensive mistake by neglecting to pay their taxes...

Running Out of Gas

There is one primary thing that fuels fraud – greed. The former head of operations for a small Aleppo, Pennsylvania oil-and-gas company had plenty of greed to throw on the proverbial fire – enough to keep it burning for about four years while he...

Zapped!

 Three of the most common methods for committing business tax fraud are under-reporting income, over-reporting expenses and not reporting taxes at all. The owners of a Japanese steak house in Duluth, Minnesota chose to under-report their business income. They committed tax fraud by using...

Nothing Routine About It

During a routine traffic stop, a driver is usually questioned, asked to present a driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. When an officer pulled over a man from Miami, Florida who was travelling through Lowndes County, Georgia, he found more than he ever...

Singing the Jail House Blues

The Chicago blues style of music originated in the 1950s and made its way across the United States and over the pond to the United Kingdom and beyond in the 1960s. The music, which is characterized by lyrics that express injustice, desire for a...

In Hot Water

A former resident of Pagosa Springs, Colorado is in some seriously hot water. (And, I’m not talking about the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring located there.)  Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation agents effectively sunk today’s fraudster’s tax fraud scheme after they discovered he...
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