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You Should Just Hang Up On IRS Collection Calls Legitimate Or NotYou Should Just Hang Up On IRS Collection Calls Legitimate Or NotTrump says IRS audit could end soon, maybe then he'll release tax returnsNominees wanted for IRS Advisory CouncilThe Senator and the Tax CollectorIRS raids televangelist Benny Hinn's Texas officeIRS Tax Fraud Prevention Program Costs Taxpayers $18.2 Million, But Doesn't WorkWoman falls victim to IRS phone scam; Officials announce 8 arrestsThe IRS is now using private debt collectorsSylvain Marveaux arrested in tax fraud investigationU.S. charges Indiana woman, son with tax fraudDallas Leader Cleared Of Bribery, Gets Mistrial On Tax Fraud3 charged with tax fraudJohn Wiley Price Acquitted On 7 Counts Of Criminal WrongdoingDOJ's Decision to Appeal Tax Whistleblower Case Will Weaken the Federal Government's Ability to Detect Fraud

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Former accounting firm owner gets two years in federal prison for tax fraud scheme
Tampabay.comApril 3, 2017

TAMPA — The former owner of a national accounting firm that did business in Tampa Bay was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday for orchestrating a complicated tax fraud scheme that netted more than $4 million.more »

IRS hiring private telephone collection agencies to collect owed taxes
KPIC NewsApril 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — The IRS is going to start using private debt collectors again, reviving a program dropped a few years ago when the agency found it was unproductive. The move comes amid a wave of telephone scams in which fake IRS agents tell innocent ...more »

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You Should Just Hang Up On IRS Collection Calls Legitimate Or Not
ForbesApril 30, 2017

After years of warnings about scams IRS is now telling us legitimate private collectors might be calling. There is no reason to try to sort out the difference.more »

You Should Just Hang Up On IRS Collection Calls Legitimate Or Not
ForbesApril 30, 2017

And you shouldn't be reading tax blogs, you should be finding a lawyer. The other two faces, which it is very important not to confuse are examination and collection. You deal with examination if the IRS thinks that your return might be wrong. This can ...more »

Trump says IRS audit could end soon, maybe then he'll release tax returns
Washington TimesApril 30, 2017

He has said his accountants advised him not to release his returns during the IRS audit, although tax experts have said that it would not affect the audit. “I'm under routine audit. And I think it's a very unfair thing because I have been under audit ...more »

Nominees wanted for IRS Advisory Council
Accounting TodayApril 29, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service is accepting nominations for its IRS Advisory Council. Applications will be accepted through June 16. The IRSAC provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant ...more »

The Senator and the Tax Collector
Common DreamsApril 29, 2017

To make matters worse, the PCAs were also violating provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in their contacts with delinquent taxpayers. That was the end of that program. But, Mr. Grassley will explain, the Republican dream of tax ...more »

IRS raids televangelist Benny Hinn's Texas office
WCNCApril 29, 2017

Federal investigators with the IRS and Postal Inspection Police have been entering and leaving the building in the 3400 block of William D. Tate Freeway. Crews have been taking boxes and other items out of the trucks and placing them inside the building.more »

IRS Tax Fraud Prevention Program Costs Taxpayers $18.2 Million, But Doesn't Work
Washington Free BeaconApril 29, 2017

In 1994, in an attempt to catch fraudulent tax returns, the IRS created the Electronic Fraud Detection System. In 2009, the IRS began to modernize this system by working on the Return Review Program to replace it. "Despite the recognized need to get ...more »

Woman falls victim to IRS phone scam; Officials announce 8 arrests
FOX31 DenverApril 29, 2017

ARVADA, Colo. -- An Arvada woman became one of the many victims of the now notorious IRS phone scam. On Thursday, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration announced the arrest of eight suspected criminals involved in the IRS scam and ...more »

The IRS is now using private debt collectors
Kokomo PerspectiveApril 29, 2017

If your account balance says zero, you don't owe money and should not be getting calls. To learn more about this new process, check out the IRS's site. And remember: all debt collectors have to follow the law. Know your rights, and tell the FTC if you ...more »

Sylvain Marveaux arrested in tax fraud investigation
New Jersey HeraldApril 28, 2017

British authorities arrested several men working in professional soccer on suspicion of tax fraud on Wednesday April 26, 2017, in a far-reaching case that saw raids in England and France. Premier League club West Ham said it was "cooperating" with the ...more »

U.S. charges Indiana woman, son with tax fraud
nwitimes.comApril 28, 2017

HAMMOND — Federal agents have arrested an Indiana mother and her son on charges they filed false IRS tax claims to obtain an illegal refund. The U.S. attorney's office and the U.S. Department of Justice made public Friday afternoon a five-count ...more »

Dallas Leader Cleared Of Bribery, Gets Mistrial On Tax Fraud
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

Law360, Dallas (April 28, 2017, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury cleared Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price of bribery and mail fraud charges Friday, but deadlocked on four tax fraud-related charges, leading to a mistrial on those four ...more »

3 charged with tax fraud
Chicago Sun-TimesApril 28, 2017

Nearly two weeks after Tax Day, federal authorities have announced tax fraud charges against two Chicago-area tax preparers and an attorney. Laurie Helfer, 55, was charged with filing false and fraudulent income tax returns, according to a statement ...more »

John Wiley Price Acquitted On 7 Counts Of Criminal Wrongdoing
CBS DFWApril 28, 2017

Specifically, Price was found not guilty on all bribery charges – which was the meat of the government's case against him. The jurors, however, couldn't reach a consensus on the four counts of tax fraud. Price's lead attorney, Shirley Baccus-Lobel ...more »

DOJ's Decision to Appeal Tax Whistleblower Case Will Weaken the Federal Government's Ability to Detect Fraud
Whistleblowers Protection Blog (blog)April 28, 2017

This case arose after two courageous whistleblowers stood up to the Swiss banks and exposed how the banks helped U.S. millionaires and billionaires illegally evade taxes. These whistleblowers won a hard fought victory in Tax Court—which ruled that ...more »

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