For those Bostonians who need to file extensions, schedule payments, pay off liens or appeal a tax decision, take heart. You are not alone. It seems every week there is a new celebrity charged with tax evasion, the failure to file tax returns and/or face multiple audits.
The IRS files federal tax liens against taxpayers in Suffolk County whom they believe are dodging their tax obligation. This action usually comes after years of letters and warnings have failed to get the money. According to the IRS, a federal tax lien is a legal claim against all your property including your real estate, financial assets and other personal property.
Closing your foreign bank account does not excuse you from disclosing it. With the end of the offshore bank account amnesty program called the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, the consequences for not disclosing your foreign bank accounts is even greater. Transparency is truly the best policy. Those who do not follow these 10 rules may face at least five years in prison, three years of supervised probation and up to $250,000 in fines and fees.
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.