Recent Tax Related Charges and Tax Crimes
|January 24, 2022||Owner of a network of health care and rehabilitation facilities willfully failed to withhold and pay over employment taxes on behalf of his employees.||Charged with tax evasion, and failing to file benefit plan reports.|
|January 24, 2022||a North Carolina man did not file any federal income tax returns, allegedly submitted to his employers IRS Forms W-4 falsely stating he was exempt from federal income tax withholding.||Charged with tax evasion and failing to file tax returns.|
|January 20, 2022||A Detroit-area tax return preparer and her business reported false business income and expenses and claimed excessive deductions, resulting in undeserved refunds; falsely claimed head of household status for individuals not entitled to claim it.||Was permanently barred from preparing federal tax returns for others.|
|January 18, 2022||Maryland security guard not filed income tax returns for 2015 through 2020; allegedly did not report to the IRS more than $1 million in total wages, allegedly also submitted false tax forms to his employers, claiming he was exempt from federal income tax withholding.||Charged with six counts of tax evasion.|
|January 10, 2022||An Ohio man collected millions of dollars in fees while fraudulently inducing customers to visit ITS Financial LLC, used false advertising campaigns to entice customers to visit ITS locations for a loan, then used the loan applications to prepare and file income tax returns, often without the customer’s authorization. Between 2006 and 2011, ITS collected more than $70 million in fees.||Was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for conspiring with others to commit fraud in connection with the operation of a national tax return preparation company he owned and managed, as well as tax crimes.|
|January 7, 2022||A city court judge allegedly officiated hundreds of marriage ceremonies each year but did not report on her federal tax returns the entire income.||Charged with filing false tax returns.|
|January 6, 2022||RV Salesman instructed his employer not to withhold income taxes from his paycheck and then did not file tax returns from 2014 through 2016. Falsely claimed to have been shot down , falsely stated that a CPA had prepared tax returns on his behalf.||Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison.|
|December 29, 2021||Two Miami-area tax return preparers significantly understated their customers’ tax liabilities by claiming deductions for fabricated or inflated charitable deductions, medical expenses and employee business expenses; understated their customers’ tax liabilities by reporting false or inflated business losses.||Permanently enjoined from preparing federal income tax returns for others.
The fraudulent activities likely cost the United States millions of dollars in lost tax revenue.
|December 22, 2021||A Georgia man prepared and file false tax returns for individuals, by convincing them that their mortgages and other debts entitled them to tax refunds.||Pleaded guilty today to conspiring to defraud the United States by promoting a nationwide tax fraud scheme to more than 200 participants in at least 19 states.|