Top Twelve Tax Scams

The IRS has released (IR-2012-23) its annual “dirty dozen” list of tax scams. Here are the top 12 for 2012: Identity Theft Phishing Return Preparer Fraud Hiding Income Offshore “Free Money” from the IRS

Former IRS Agent & Tax Preparer Orders Hit on Former Clients

Fox News reports that a former IRS agent whose tax preparation business catered to a wealthy  clientele is accused of ordering at least two former customers killed as they  prepared to testify against him

Florida Doctor Convicted of Federal Tax Crimes

The United States Department of Justice reports that Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough, of Englewood, Fla., was convicted by a jury in Fort Myers, Fla., of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by concealing millions of dollars in assets and income in offshore bank accounts at UBS and other foreign banks, and of filing false individual income… Continue reading Florida Doctor Convicted of Federal Tax Crimes

Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them

“Ex-IRS agent sentenced to prison in murder-for-hire plot A former IRS agent who opened a tax preparation business was sentenced Friday to nearly 24 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $11 million and then attempting to hire a hit man to kill four of them. Steven Martinez, 51, of Ramona was… Continue reading Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them