The Tax Problem Attorney Blog is published by Brager Tax Law Group. Dennis Brager, the author of this blog, is a nationally recognized California State Bar Certified Tax Specialist and a former Senior Tax Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel. He has been named by Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyer. Dennis has written numerous articles on tax problems, and has been quoted as a tax expert by many publications including the Daily Journal, BusinessWeek, and USA Today. He has also appeared on ABC Television’s Good Morning America show, TV One Access, and KSRO-Newtalk 1350.
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Tax attorneys continue to deal with the fallout from increased offshore enforcement by the IRS. The U.S. Justice Department announced this month that a San Diego resident was sentenced to three years probation after he was found to have filed false tax returns from 2000 to 2008. The case involved...
Tax lawyers representing a man accused of failing to file business income tax returns told the judge that obsessive-compulsive disorder was responsible for their client's tax problems, the Calgary Herald reported. Business tax debt can sink a business; frequent issues tax attorneys are called to...
"Little Fockers" Star has Tax Liens for $433K in Back Taxes to IRS, State of California Franchise Tax Board
The Detroit News is reporting that Hollywood actress Teri Polo, perhaps best known for playing alongside Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller in "Meet the Parents," has a tax lien for $433,736. The former Playboy pinup landed the role after a string of TV show appearances, including "The West Wing."...
A 45-year-old Ohio man has pleaded guilty to filing false personal income tax returns after admitting to having nearly $1 million in an undeclared offshore bank account, the U.S. Department of Justice reported. Tax attorneys are being called to handle such cases with increasing frequency. As we...
CNN reports Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes is off to serve a three-year prison sentence for failing to file tax returns. While simple non-filing of tax returns doesn't often result in criminal tax lawyer to prevent a tax problem from getting worse. Prosecutors alleged Snipes has earned $40...
A father and son team of Miami hotel developers have been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy and filing false tax returns; the government alleges they tried to conceal more than $150 million in assets in offshore bank accounts, according to the U.S. Department of...
An IRS revenue agent has pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The 51-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to filing false returns for himself, as well as a number of relatives. In some cases, he admitted to filing returns for relatives without...
A Kansas woman will still face federal criminal tax charges for failure to pay payroll taxes after a federal court ruled the charges should not be dismissed simply because the taxes have since been paid. As
Four Swiss bankers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States of income tax revenue, according to an indictment unsealed in the United States District Court in Virginia. The bankers are accused of helping high net worth clients hide undeclared Swiss bank accounts. U.S....
On Tuesday the IRS announced a new foreign bank accounts who failed to file