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Couple charged with tax fraud

A married couple has been charged with tax fraud, and, if convicted, may face prison time. The husband and wife were tax preparers who allegedly falsified their clients' tax returns in order to get more clients and increase their income. Massachusetts residents should take note of this case because even though the couple was conducting their business in New Jersey, such tax crimes could happen anywhere.

G-8 suggests world standards for tax reporting

The Group of Eight or G8 Leadership are leaders of several nations that meet to agree on policies that affect many aspects of finances and business in Boston, the United States and other countries. G-8 leaders have agreed to work toward a new global standard to prevent secrecy in international banking and make tax collection cases easier for prosecutors.

Immigrants and Tax Law

The residents of Massachusetts may be interested to know about a case of an immigrant who portrayed himself as a priest, opened 30 accounts and interacted on Facebook to rake up more profits. This African born immigrant has decided to take an advantage of the freedom America offers. The individual filed 17 false claims to IRS and received refunds within the range of hundreds of thousands of dollars. He used different identities to obtain the money from the IRS, but there is no trial scheduled as of yet because he has been diagnosed as mentally incompetent. Court-appointed psychiatrist has stated that the individual is unable to make sound decisions or understand the nature of his crimes.

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