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Lauryn Hill: latest celeb to get charged by IRS

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.

Filmmaker pleads guilty to tax-credit fraud in Superior Court

A Cape Cod film director was convicted of tax fraud in Massachusetts Superior Court last week. The man illegally obtained $4.7 million in tax credits from the state Department of Revenue for filming two motion pictures set on Cape Cod. He was sentenced to two to three years in state prison and ordered to pay $4.4 million in restitution. He also faces 10 years of probation after his release.

Worcester federal jury convicts three for IRS fraud, conspiracy

Three people, including a Norwood man, were sentenced in Worcester federal district court for conspiracies to defraud the U.S. using several tax fraud schemes. Released wearing electronic monitoring devices, they are awaiting sentencing in June. All three were found guilty of participating in an "under the table" payroll scam and the use of "underground warehouse banking." Both charges are defined by conspiracy and fraud and were used to hide income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service. The Norwood man was also convicted of tax evasion.

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.

Massachusetts film director accused of tax fraud

Massachusetts native and acclaimed film maker Daniel Adams was arraigned recently in Boston Municipal Court. Adams directed the films "The Golden Boys" and "The Lightkeepers" on Cape Cod. Now he is accused of tax crimes in connection with the making of those movies. The film maker is accused of receiving a tax credit overpayment of approximately $4.7 million.

Guilty plea in tax evasion case lands doctor in home confinement

There may be times when Boston residents make mistakes. This can be especially true when it comes to the complexities of tax law and alleged tax evasion issues. One Massachusetts pediatrician may know first-hand how serious these types of charges can be, as he was recently sentenced in federal court for several counts of tax evasion and failing to file tax returns.On Nov. 29, a U.S. District Judge sentenced the doctor to nine months of home confinement with electronic bracelet monitoring. The man was also fined $20,000. The nine months of home confinement will be part of a five-year period of supervised release, during which time the doctor is required to cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service in paying his outstanding tax obligation.

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