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Can’t impersonate guilt; Breakthrough busted; married lawyers plead; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Tampa, Fla.: Brenda Dozier, 54, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. From July through at least November 2015, Dozier laundered money that had been extorted from U.S. residents by conspirators residing in the States and overseas. India-based
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The year’s worst ideas; cyber-currency phrase book; the shutdown and taxes; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. The winners are… Tax Vox (http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox): The top Lump of Coal Awards for the Worst Tax Idea of 2018, including New Hampshire’s fighting collecting sales taxes; Seattle’s “head tax” on large employers and Sen. Bernie Sanders’s
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Stat scam; shopping center switcheroo; what a pain; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Houston: Jonathan Adam Van Pelt, former owner of a local staffing company, has admitted he willfully failed to account for and pay federal employment taxes. Van Pelt withheld federal income taxes and Social Security and Medicare taxes from the wages
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Pre-season checklist; whether carbon taxes; best Twitter bets; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. In with the new Tax Foundation (https://taxfoundation.org/blog): Our favorite opening of the week: “Champagne will flow, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ will be sung, resolutions will be made (and soon forgot, and never brought to mind), and, in a handful of
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Refuge of a scoundrel; elder care and hockey tickets; on the flyer; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Preparer Faheem Olugbodi, a.k.a. Faheem Abdul Nichols and James Moore, 48, was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to preparing fraudulent returns from 2011 through 2013. Olugbodi admitted collecting
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Phishing and the season’s latest scams; FBAR whistleblowing returns; best sales-tax questions; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. The fun’s back in ‘refund’ Don’t Mess with Taxes (http://dontmesswithtaxes.typepad.com/): The good word on processing returns — and the even better news about refunds — from the Office of Management and Budget, leaked first by
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Condo bunco; life goes on; heavy metals; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Honolulu: Businessman Wagdy Guirguis and CPA Michael Higa have been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government. Guirguis was also convicted of three counts of filing false corporate income tax returns, one count of failure to file a corporate income
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Pluses of filing early; shutdown fallout; CAF problems; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. Sense of security? Liberty Tax (http://www.libertytax.com/tax-lounge): What to tell them about the pluses of filing early, from possibly avoiding fraud or ID theft to knowing exactly what you do or don’t owe. The Income Tax School (http://www.theincometaxschool.com/blog/): And remember,
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The Internal Revenue Service has released a draft version of the Form 1040 for tax year 2020 with several significant changes probably in store for next tax season. They include moving the question about virtual currency from the attached Schedule 1 to near the top of the main form, right under the name and address,