Recently, a Massachusetts firefighter was suspended after he was arrested on charges of tax evasion and fraud. He was indicted on three counts of tax evasion for the years 2007-2009. According to the indictment, he refused to file tax returns on his earnings.
A well known infomercial host has pleaded guilty to counts of tax evasion and consumer fraud. Recently, the Massachusetts man was charged with tax evasion when authorities discovered he had failed to report earnings of close to $600,000. The undeclared money was allegedly earned from products he sold and advertised as being capable of preventing cancer and other ailments.
Police have charged a businessman from Dartmouth for income tax evasion. Investigation has revealed that he may be associated with money laundering and drug trafficking activities. On April 20, he pleaded not guilty to four counts related to tax evasion in a U.S. District Court in Boston.
The standard tax season has ended for Boston tax payers, but FBAR season has just begun. FBAR stands for Foreign Bank Account Report, and filings are required to be completed by June 30, 2011. FBAR requirements are critical for taxpayers in the U.S. who hold one or more foreign financial account.