Category: Tax Compliance

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Health Care Consultant Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Tax Evasion

Sonja Emery, according to Court Records, used aliases and addresses including “Sonja Lee Robinson,” “Sonjalee Emery-Robinson,” and “Sonjalee Emery,” residing in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and California.  From 2011 through 2018, Emery falsely represented her professional status, educational background, and work experience to secure and maintain highly paid consulting positions in the health-care industry.

She falsely claimed to have:

A nursing diploma from a school she never attended. She also falsely claimed to be a Registered Nurse licensed in New York, Georgia, Connecticut, and California Provided employers with licensure numbers that belonged to other people. In fact, she never was a Re
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Robert F. Smith Background and Non-Prosecution Agreement INTRODUCTION: Mr. Smith in 2020, at the age of 57, entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement, NPA, with the IRS.   Let’s look at what I believe happened to Mr. Smith to cause his personal and professional life to intersect with potential
10.82 Expedited suspension (a) When applicable. Whenever the Commissioner, or delegate, determines that a practitioner is described in paragraph (b) of this section, the expedited procedures described in this section may be used to suspend the practitioner from practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

(b) To whom applicable. This section applies to any practitioner who, within 5 years prior to the date that a show-cause order under this section’s expedited suspension procedures is served:

(1) Has had a license to practice as an attorney, certified public accountant, or actuary suspended or revoked for cause (not including failure to pay a professional licensing fee) by any authority or court, agency, body, or board described in § 10.51(a)(10).

(2) Ha

For this year, 2020, there are some key items to consider involving credits, deductions, and refunds: Recovery Rebate Credit/Economic Impact Payment. Taxpayers who received an Economic Impact Payment should keep their Notice 1444, Your Economic Impact Payment, with their 2020 tax records. You may be

IRS warns people about a COVID-related text message scam

The IRS  is warning people to be aware of a new text message scam.

The thief’s goal is to trick people into revealing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.

Here’s how this scam works: People get a text message saying they have “received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment… Continue here to accept this payment …” The text includes a link to a phishing web address.

This fake link appears to come from a state agency or relief organization. It takes people to a fake website that looks like the IRS.gov Get My Payment website.  If people visit the fake website and enter thei

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So, this year you are preparing your own tax return, no need for a CPAs, Enrolled Agent or Tax Attorney…great! But have you thought about “FBAR” and your 2018 tax return!!! You might ask, do I have to worry about this FBAR quagmire if I have never been outside of the United States? YES
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FOREIGN TRUST WITH U.S. JURISDICTION? FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP OF A FOREIGN ENTITY? BEWARE!!! The Tax Season for filing 2018 tax returns is now upon us and the full brunt of the Tax cuts and Job Act (TCJA) will occupy tax compliance by both the Taxpayers and the Tax Preparers.  One of the most stag
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If you are considering the New IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program, what questions should you be asking of yourself and your Legal Counsel?

On November 20, 2018, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, (IRS) issued its Memorandum that addresses the process for all domestic and offshore voluntary disclosures following the IRS’s official closing of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program just this September 28, 2018.

The new voluntary disclosure practice enables U.S. taxpayers, which are:

S. Citizen worldwide; S. Tax Residents in the U.S. Green-Card Holders

whether residing in the U.S. or abroad, with exposure to criminal liability or substantial civil penalties due to a willful failure to report foreign financial assets and pay all tax due thereon, a way to comply w

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As income tax filing season approaches, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is warning investors to be cautious of sales pitches touting “IRS approved” or “IRA approved” virtual currency retirement accounts. BACKGROUND: IRAs are retirement accounts that provide investors wit