A man who conducted seminars in the United States and Canada regarding commercial real estate investment has been convicted of multiple counts of tax evasion. According to tax department officials, the man failed to file income tax returns between the years of 2001 and 2007. The man's income for the period of time was reportedly $3.6 million and resulted in approximately $213,000 in unpaid taxes. In addition to his seminar work, he also worked for the Trump Organization as an independent contractor. The man pleaded guilty to five charges, which are classified as class E felonies. His jury trial was scheduled just a few days later at the time of the plea. After the government began its investigation, the man filed the delinquent tax returns. He faces a potential maximum sentence of four years for each charge.
State and federal revenue criminal departments have different sets of criminal codes that are completely separate from one another: separate criminal charges, separate courts and separate punishments for breaking Massachusetts versus federal criminal statutes.
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.
IRS tax crimes in Massachusetts can substantially alter a person's life, and facing charges of lying to the agency can be intimidating. Possible penalties for conviction include incarceration in a federal penitentiary, criminal fines, and supervision after release from prison. To top it all off, any money that was due to the IRS in the first place is still due, with interest