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March 2012 Archives

Closer to IRS deadline, beware of tax scams

As we close in on another tax return deadline, it's important to beware of fraud and theft schemes that strike during this time of year. We are usually more responsive and let our guard down to fraudulent inquiries during peak tax season, so be vigilant. Make sure you do not throw any personal, credit or tax information into the garbage after you file your taxes. Do not reply to any emails from the IRS with your social security number or tax information. The IRS does NOT send individual emails to consumers.

Woburn man charged with fraud and conspiracy by IRS

A Woburn man and his female co-conspirator were indicted in Boston's federal court Wednesday with fraud and conspiracy charges. The allegations were presented after the two were investigated by the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Unit and the U.S. Attorney's Economic Crimes Unit. The IRS has infinite authority to investigate financial records and recommend cases for federal criminal prosecution based on their alleged tax crimes conclusions.

FATCA payment details to be released, simplified later this year

Boston accountants waiting for the passthru payment regulations of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will have to keep waiting. Some industry experts think the Internal Revenue Service will have to postpone releasing elements of the Fatca passthru payments beyond June of this year or make them easier for institutions to understand and implement.

Fenway Park hits tax credit homer with new historic title

Boston, already full of historic places and American treasures, can now officially add one more to the tour; Fenway Park. The hundred-year-old ball park will forever be protected with its new designation on the National Register of Historic Places. As a thank you for all the preservation work done on the stadium the federal government will return at least $40 million in tax credits to the team.

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