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Foreign account reporting, pt 2: FBAR penalties and 'willfulness'

For taxpayers without foreign bank accounts, filing season comes only once a year, in April. But if you have reporting obligations for a non-U.S. account, there is a second filing deadline that comes at the end of June. The applicable form for this second filing is now called FinCEN 114, though it is still widely known as the FBAR.

Finding the line between tax evasion and tax avoidance

Large businesses play a major in the American economy. Not only do they meet the demands of consumers, but they also provide employment to thousands of people throughout the country. In order to be successful, companies employ a variety of strategies to minimize losses. Part of this is determining how state and federal corporate taxes fit into all of this.

Massachusetts photographer indicted for tax evasion

A grand jury returned an indictment on Jan. 15 against a Boston-area photographer who allegedly failed to report income of $87,907 between 2003 and 2007. Charges of tax evasion and filing false tax documents followed an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.

Beanie Baby creator faces prison in tax scheme

Massachutes residents may be interested in the latest developments in the government's tax evasion case against the billionaire creator of Beanie Baby plush toys. The 69-year-old toy designer pleaded guilty on Oct. 2 to evading approximately $5.5 million in taxes by using undisclosed Swiss bank accounts. In a Dec. 31 filing, his lawyers asked that the accused be sentenced to probation and community service instead of jail.

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