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What Can the IRS Do to Collect Back Taxes?

  Opening the mailbox and finding a letter from the IRS is frightening, but what happens next can be even scarier. The tax agency wields incredible power, and if they claim you owe additional taxes they have many different options…

January 19, 2022

Pharmacy Owner Compounds Crimes by Deceiving the IRS!

The owner of two compounding pharmacies, Matthew Hogan Peters, was sentenced to prison for evading payment of nearly 5.5 million dollars in personal income taxes and for submitting false reimbursement claims to CVS Caremark. Peters devised a scheme to incentivize…

January 14, 2022

McPhail Fails, Lands in Jail!

The owner of a roofing company, Ronald McPhail, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for failing to report income from 2014 to 2019. During that time McPhail’s business generated more than 7.1 million dollars in revenue…

January 12, 2022

“Garmento” Loses the Shirt Off His Back!

Sang Bum Noh, the owner of a wholesale garment company in the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for undervaluing imported garments to avoid paying millions of dollars in import…

January 10, 2022

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What is an IRS Tax Discharge?

A tax discharge is the cancellation of the tax debt due to bankruptcy. However, there’s a common misconception that filing for bankruptcy discharges all debt. Bankruptcy discharges the most unsecured debts. But thanks to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer…

December 22, 2021

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Negotiating a Partial Payment Plan with the IRS

  A Partial Payment Installment Agreement (PPIA) is a form of installment agreement offered by the IRS. It’s similar to a regular installment agreement, but instead of paying back your entire tax debt in monthly installments, you’ll be paying only…

December 20, 2021

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Do I Need Audit Representation?

Tax audits are intimidating and stressful. You meet with an IRS agent and need to be prepared to defend yourself.  Stress levels will be higher for those who have triggered tax audits for reasons like not reporting all of your…

December 17, 2021

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How to Achieve ‘Currently Not Collectible’ Status

The IRS is not heartless. It won’t demand taxes from people whose degree of financial hardship is so severe that paying their tax liability would leave them with the inability to buy basic needs, such as food. The IRS grants…

December 15, 2021

Nonprofit Founder Hoping 4 Change in Legal Troubles

Barry Isaacs founded the Cincinnati nonprofit Hope 4 Change when he was 24. Eleven years later he has been sentenced to four years in prison for failing to pay payroll taxes and embezzlement. Hope 4 Change provides housing and care…

December 06, 2021

Tax Preparer’s 6,000 False Returns Go Up in Smoke!

In order to hide evidence from the IRS two fires were intentionally set at Rush Tax Service locations, one in 2017 and one in 2019. The fires destroyed client files, financial records, and computer hardware. Between 2013 and 2017, the…

December 02, 2021

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