Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it has begun mailing what it calls “educational letters” to taxpayers with cryptocurrency transactions who potentially failed to report income and pay the resulting tax from such transactions, or did not report their transactions properly. The IRS started sending these letters to taxpayers last week. By the end

Earlier this week, the Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business & International Division announced six more compliance campaigns, bringing the total number of campaigns announced to date to a whopping 59. These campaigns reflect LB&I’s movement toward issue-based examinations and a compliance process in which LB&I decides which tax issues that present risk require a response

Earlier this month, the five leaders of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (known as the “J5”) met in Washington to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the formation of the J5 organization and to announce their first year results. The J5 consists of the leaders of tax enforcement agencies in five countries: Australia, Canada,

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business and International division (LB&I) announced three additional compliance campaigns, bringing the total number of campaigns announced to date to 53. These campaigns reflect LB&I’s movement toward issue-based examinations and a compliance process in which LB&I decides which compliance issues that present risk require a response in the form

Yesterday the IRS announced the results of a nationwide two-week “education and enforcement campaign” regarding employment tax compliance. For several years, the IRS has made employment tax compliance a top enforcement priority, on both the civil and criminal sides. With payroll taxes withheld from employee wages accounting for nearly 72 percent of all tax revenue

With April 15 just around the corner, the Justice Department’s Tax Division has issued its annual public warning to would-be tax cheats. It is no secret that the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service significantly ramp up their publicity campaigns regarding tax prosecutions in the weeks leading up to April 15, in an attempt to

Despite a steep drop in tax-related identity theft in recent years, the Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers that the scam remains serious enough to earn a spot on the 2019 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. “Taxpayers should continue to protect their sensitive tax and financial data to help protect against identity thieves,” IRS Commissioner

With the 2019 tax filing season in full swing, and April 15 only a few days away, the Internal Revenue Service has once again unveiled its annual list of the most prevalent tax scams facing taxpayers and tax professionals, which it calls the “Dirty Dozen.” Leading the “Dirty Dozen” for 2019 are internet-based “phishing” scams