Posts Tagged ‘criminal’

Can failure to pay taxes result in jail time?

  • November 28th, 2017
  • David Greene
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Yes you can go to jail for non-payment of taxes, but your failure to file and pay must be with the deliberate intent to defraud the government.  In most cases the failure to file is not a deliberate attempt to…

Are income taxes really illegal?

  • October 18th, 2016
  • David Greene
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Many people hear the urban legends or talk to scam artists who say that income taxes are illegal and then ask me if that is true.  Most of these usually happen around April 15.  I have been getting some of…

What Is The Federal Student Tax? Is It A Scam?

  • July 13th, 2016
  • David Greene
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There is no federal student tax. This is the latest scam using IRS impersonators. They usually threaten criminal prosecution if the student does not immediately wire funds or provide a credit card to them. There are many similar scams operating…

Can criminal charges be brought for not paying payroll taxes?

  • June 1st, 2016
  • David Greene
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A business owner who has not paid the payroll taxes of his employees will usually have the trust fund penalty assessed against him, making him personally liable for the federal taxes withheld. Most trust fund cases are not criminal because…

Is it legal to have a personal foreign bank account?

  • April 12th, 2016
  • David Greene
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It’s amazing the rumors that abound about the IRS. An individual will not get in trouble for merely having a foreign bank account, so long as he reports it properly on his tax return. Many people and businesses have such…

Is there any truth to the argument that personal income taxes are illegal?

  • March 15th, 2016
  • David Greene
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I get this kind of inquiry every couple of years. The argument is that the IRS only has authority to collect taxes from corporations, not individuals. Over the course of my practice, I have represented several individuals who tried to…

How the IRS deals with Offshore Accounts

  • January 29th, 2016
  • David Greene
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If you receive a letter from a revenue agent about an offshore bank account or credit card you need to be very concerned. The fact that this letter comes from a revenue agent (as opposed to a revenue officer) means…

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