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Criminal Tax Violations Archives

Most of woman's sentence to include home monitoring

Minnesota residents who are accused of white collar crimes like embezzlement, conspiracy and other offenses may well be nervous about the prospect of spending time in prison. The inability to keep working or maintain other parts of their lives can be seriously hampered which yields consequences that last much longer than a sentence on its own might.

Are you unknowingly committing tax fraud?

If you are like many Minnesotans, you may find filing and paying your taxes confusing. The process involved in doing so can prove highly complex, and many people make errors unintentionally and out of negligence, rather than malice or an intent to commit fraud. Some tax-related errors are far more common than others, and recognizing what some of these common tax errors are may help you avoid unknowingly committing tax fraud.

Tax crime gets new leader at IRS

Minnesota residents who watch the efforts of the Internal Revenue Service when it comes to tax collections and even prosecutions for alleged tax crimes or non-payment of federal income tax will be interested to learn that the IRS has recently announced the appointment of a new official. The man took over as the Chief of the Criminal Investigation Division earlier this summer. This position itself is not new but this appointment is and reflects the IRS' continued commitment to pursuing what it deems to be violations of the tax code or other compliance issues.

Professor accused of not filing tax returns

Minnesota residents who encounter problems with alleged tax violations may at times face a bumpy and uncertain future. The Internal Revenue Service may be powerful but there is still the reality that every person accused of a criminal offense deserves a fair defense. The outcome of a particular case may be very different than what may have originally been thought or might have been possible.

Felonies allege transportation of untaxed product

Minnesota residents who hear about people being charged with tax crimes should know that these types of cases can involve a great many different situations. It is not always about someone not reporting income on a tax return, for example. Also important to remember is that an accusation or an arrest is never a guarantee that a person is guilty or will be convicted.

Alleged tax fraucd scheme at work in Minnesota

For most Minnesota residents today, the use of computers has become common practice for either personal or professional purposes. The convenience, productivity and even entertainment factors associated with this are real indeed. So too, however, are the growing number of concerns about potential safety of electronic information. At the same time that new forms of crime have emerged, the need to treat allegations of such crime carefully is also present.

Man indicted on multiple charges by federal grand jury

Minnesota entrepreneurs know that business transactions can be very complex, especially when mergers, stock sales and shares and other things are involved. It is not only the transactions themselves that can be complex but the ensuring tax responsibilities as well. It can be the smallest of details that make the biggest of differences in what needs to be reported as income and paid as tax.

Legal tax-reduction tips

A recent post explored the sometimes very fine line between legal tax deductions or other methods used to minimize tax responsibilities and alleged criminal acts. Many Minnesota residents understandably want and even need to find ways to limit how much income tax they must pay. This does not by any means indicate that they are criminals or trying to get out of paying their fair share. It simply means they want to not pay more than they need to. The U.S. Tax Code acknowledges many ways that people can legally do this.

The fine line between mistakes and fraud on tax returns

Most Minnesota residents have probably heard about people being charged with tax fraud. If convicted, defendants may experience serious penalties for these offenses. But, just what constitutes fraud when it comes to income taxes? Does the Internal Revenue Service take into account that tax code and procedures are very complicated and can be easily mistaken by taxpayers?

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