Tax Trouble

Payment Apps and Fraud?

There are lots of ways to get scammed out of money these days, but it is happening frequently with payment apps.  In a way, it had to happen, because just as sure as someone builds a better mousetrap, you’ll find … Read More

January’s Amusing Tax Convictions

Every month, we pick three of the most amusing convictions we find from Tax Court to share with our readers, but this month?  HOLY COW!  We wanted to share one WHOPPER of a fraud… The alleged mastermind of the scheme, … Read More

December’s Amusing Tax Convictions

Last month, we reported about a co-owner of several bars in Statesboro, Georgia (and former City Councilman) William Britt, who was convicted of tax evasion for manipulating the income of several bars he and others owned in the area.  Well, … Read More

November’s Amusing Tax Convictions

Normally, we cover “true” tax crimes here, but let’s face it, there are a LOT of worries when it comes to how your data and information can be used for other’s profits.  Case in point:  Melvin Orellana of Rome, Georgia, … Read More

Where Are Those 87,000 IRS Agents?

Within days of the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act in August, the IRS, having received an estimated $80 billion windfall, put out the call for new agents.  You might have seen the posts on social media – memes and … Read More

October’s Amusing Tax Convictions

Over the years, this column has seen loads of tax evasion from nearly every industry and walk of life, but one of the few career paths that has only rarely shown up is medical doctors.  Well, today, that ends.  Krishnaswami … Read More

September’s Amusing Tax Convictions

David Seruya, a Brooklyn business owner, recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, by underreporting the income he received from the sale of his business back to the corporation.  In 2014, Seruya agreed to sell his home warranty business a total … Read More