Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out of the U.S.

Does the punishment for falsifying tax documents seem more severe for some than others? There seems to be a debate about what constitutes ''fraud and deceit.'? According to an article by UPI.com, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3, that tax fraud of $10,000 or more...

Sun, Sand and Tax Refund Fraud

Miami, Florida – the city of beautiful people, beaches, night-life and the occasional tax fraud scheme. While most individuals visiting or living in Miami spend their time enjoying the city's vibrant culture, two Florida natives allegedly found themselves skipping out on authentic Cuban food...

From Beans to a Billion Behind Bars

We always hear crazy stories about how people landed in prison. Take one New York resident, for example, who was imprisoned first at the age of 18 and sentenced for possession of stolen property. So what exactly did this young man steal? A truck...

Triple Tax Fraud Strike Out

It has been said by some that things happen in ''threes''? births, deaths – and arresting alleged tax refund fraudsters. At least that appears to be the situation unfolding in California, where – according to The Sacramento Bee – officials recently arrested three Sacramento...

An Overwhelming Sense of Entitlement

One of the most concerning aspects of tax return scams is how easily personal information is fabricated. This particular alleged fraudster was not only helping himself to the first-time home buyer tax credit but he was helping others scam the government too. He claimed...

The Heat Rises in the South

Alabama State Representatives are fed up with unemployment fraud, and they are taking action to stop it. According to a WSFA12.com, representatives recently announced new legislation aimed at cracking down on unemployment fraud during a State House news conference. The Alabama Department of Industrial Relations...

Inmates Register as Tax Preparers

Many inmates have jobs while serving time in prison. However, we typically imagine inmates in jobs supporting the prison, such as working in the laundry facilities or the kitchen or performing maintenance duties. We probably don't imagine prisoners registering with the Internal Revenue Service...

Addicted to Fraud

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...and I'll pay you $409,000. That's the lesson the government is teaching in today's story from The Tampa Tribune. It begins with a woman who allegedly stole identities from both living and dead persons (Fraudsters love...

Like Mother Like Son

The law is complicated, and sometimes you find yourself on the wrong side without even knowing it. For example, who would have thought that submitting fake tax returns for a host of your fellow inmates, opening multiple bank accounts to receive the money, and...

Families of the Deceased Suffer Tax Refund Fraud Pain

The loss of a family member is difficult enough to deal with when it happens, and it impacts affected family members forever. But how do you react when you learn that a deceased family member has been claimed as part of someone's tax refund...
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