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IRS softens consequences for tax evaders with offshore assets

The Internal Revenue Service has its hands full conducting investigations into tax evasion. Until recently, any investigation into this area was made harder because many tax evaders would hide their assets overseas. Unless declarations were made of these assets, the Internal Revenue Service would not be able to track them. However, in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the United States, the Internal Revenue Service is using a more direct strategy by providing reduced penalties and no jail time for tax evaders to come clean.

Businessman sentenced for tax avasion

Massachusetts tax laws are difficult to understand and often business owners are overwhelmed with the complexity of having to file taxes for their company. Filing and paying taxes is not optional and not following tax law could lead to claims of tax evasion and resulting consequences.

Identity theft leads to IRS problems for Grey's Anatomy star

An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigation is a daunting experience and it can be maddening when identity theft is at the core of the problem.. Identity theft is usually accomplished by someone assuming the identity of another for the purpose of obtaining credit or some other financial benefit. But what happens when, rather than applying for a credit card, the thief uses the identifying information to get a job? When income taxes are not paid on the amount earned, the victim can expect a visit from the IRS.

Surprise, surprise! The IRS makes a taxpayer-friendly announcement

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not an agency that is liked by most. But when the IRS revises its rules to clearly benefit the taxpayers, one has to give the agency credit where credit is due. And credit is due, because two months ago, the IRS made a surprise but very welcome announcement.

Sales tax crimes alleged against Attleboro store owner

The accusation of a tax crime requires a strong defense in Massachusetts. The first inkling of a potential problem may come with a demand for a formal tax audit, whether at the state or federal level. Other indications of trouble are when an individual may be made aware that he or she has become the subject of a tax crimes investigation.

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