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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

2000px-Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_Justice_svgIn December, the Justice Department announced criminal charges against John Yin, a software salesman who worked for a Canadian company that sells point of sale (POS) software programs that enabled
Continue Reading A Federal Crackdown On Tax Zapper Software


In December, the Justice Department announced criminal charges against John Yin, a software salesman who worked for a Canadian company that sells “point of sale” software programs that enabled restaurants
Continue Reading Feds Crack Down on Use of “Tax Zapper” Software by Restaurants and Other Cash Businesses

Today the Justice Department’s Tax Division announced that it has reached final resolutions with the remaining “Category 3 and 4” Swiss banks who had enrolled in the Swiss Bank Program
Continue Reading DOJ Announces Final Resolutions Under Its Groundbreaking Swiss Bank Program As Program Enters “Legacy” Phase


On Oct. 18, 2016, a federal judge sentenced a well-known Chicago restaurant owner to prison for carrying out an extensive scheme to avoid paying state sales tax collected from customers
Continue Reading Lessons from DOJ Prosecution of Tony Hu for Sales Tax Fraud

IRS Whistleblower Annual Report 2015In order to assist the Internal Revenue Service in processing the mountain of whistleblower claims it is receiving, the Justice Department’s Tax Division has indicated that it is open to
Continue Reading To Address Growing IRS Whistleblower Claim Backlog, DOJ Encourages Submission of Certain Larger, Credible Claims for Tax Division Review