Topic: Tax Fraud
Dickson, TN – The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Meng Wang, former owner of Nori Japanese Grill, pleading guilty to two counts of tax fraud Monday. Judge David Wolfe placed Wang on two years’ supervised probation and ordered him to pay restitution of $24,699.99.
Tennessee Consumer Affairs
Nashville, TN – With Tax Day (April 15th, 2019) less than two weeks away, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs and the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process, make the most of their income tax refund and avoid fraudulent tax preparers and scammers.
Clarksville, TN – The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the guilty plea of Amer Ibrahim, 46, to three counts of sales tax evasion and one count of theft over $2,500.
Ibrahim is the owner of ASR Tobacco and Beer located at 231 Tenth Street in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Division of Consumer Affairs and Board of Accountancy Help Consumers Thwart Scammers
Nashville, TN – With tax season in full swing, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares three essential guidelines to help consumers efficiently navigate the income tax filing process.
Washington, D.C. – Every year, people fall prey to tax scams. The IRS wants you to be safe and informed – and not become a victim.
“Some people are victimized by tax scams, while some get involved after being lured in by false promises of big money,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.
Taxpayers who get involved in illegal tax scams can lose their money, or face stiff penalties, interest and even criminal prosecution. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development focuses on Tax and Insurance Fraud in the Construction Industry
Measures Encourage Fair Competition For Tennessee Businesses
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is taking new measures to ensure employers in the construction industry are protecting workers who are injured on the job or need unemployment benefits.
Legislation that became effective July 1st, 2013 gives the Department the authority to issue civil penalties against construction service providers who have avoided workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance tax premiums. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Are you thinking about taxes while you’re enjoying the warm summer months? Not likely! But the IRS wants you to know that scammers ARE thinking about taxes and ways to dupe you out of your money.
Tax scams can happen anytime of the year, not just during tax season. Three common year-round scams are identity theft, phishing and return preparer fraud. These schemes are on the top of the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” list of scams this year. They’re illegal and can lead to significant penalties and interest, even criminal prosecution.
Here’s more information about these scams that every taxpayer should know. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The IRS’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes common tax scams that often peak during the tax filing season. The IRS recommends that taxpayers be aware so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true.
Taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and even criminal prosecution. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its first successful prosecution related to fraud involving the first-time homebuyer credit and warned taxpayers to beware of this type of scheme.
On Thursday July 23, 2009, a Jacksonville, Fla.-tax preparer, James Otto Price III, pled guilty to falsely claiming the first-time homebuyer credit on a client’s federal tax return. Price faces the possibility of up to three years in jail, a fine of as much as $250,000, or both.
To date, the IRS has executed seven search warrants and currently has 24 open criminal investigations in pursuit of potential instances of fraud involving the credit. The agency has a number of sophisticated computer screening tools to quickly identify returns that may contain fraudulent claims for the first-time homebuyer credit. «Read the rest of this article»
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