IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Division

BitcoinOn Friday, Coinbase, the largest U.S.-based Bitcoin exchange, notified approximately 13,000 of its customers that it would be turning over their account information to the Internal Revenue Service within 21
Continue Reading Coinbase Notifies 13,000 of Its Customers of Upcoming Data Release to Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018. As is typically the case, the annual opening of tax season is
Continue Reading With Tax Season Fast Approaching, IRS Secures Guilty Plea in High-Profile Tax Case Involving Reality TV Star “The Situation”

August 29, 2017Law360


Continue Reading DOJ Offshore Bank Resolution Offers Cooperation Road Map

The Justice Department revealed its latest offshore bank resolution by announcing that it had entered into a non-prosecution agreement with a Swiss asset management firm called Prime Partners. This means

Continue Reading Justice Department’s Latest Offshore Bank Resolution Confirms Value of Self-Disclosure and Voluntary Remediation by At-Risk Foreign Institutions

In a recent criminal prosecution of a medical doctor/entrepreneur for defrauding his company’s shareholders, the government employed a novel theory of securities fraud premised, in part, upon the defendant’s failure
Continue Reading DOJ’s Prosecution of Health Care Exec Illustrates Unique Intersection of Securities & Employment Tax Fraud Schemes

2000px-Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_Justice_svgWith only four days remaining until “Tax Day,” the Justice Department’s well-publicized campaign to deter potential tax evaders continues with more stern warnings to taxpayers. In a bleak press release
Continue Reading On the Eve of Tax Day, Justice Department Warns That Tax Evaders Will Face Prison Time

With less than two weeks until the April 18 deadline for filing individual federal income tax returns, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service are issuing stern warnings to
Continue Reading As Tax Day Approaches, Justice Department and IRS Turn Up Heat on Potential Tax Cheats

2000px-Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_Justice_svgEnsuring that employers collect and pay over to the Internal Revenue Service taxes withheld from their employees’ wages is one of the highest priorities of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
Continue Reading Justice Department Sends Stern Warning to Employers With Continuing Crackdown on Employment Tax Fraud