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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.

Tax crimes charges for Boston transportation inspector

A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) inspector is now facing tax crimes charges, as prosecutors claim that he lied on state income tax forms. The man was also indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on several charges of larceny.

Tax crimes plea in federal court for former D.C. tax examiner

Massachusetts readers may be interested in the effect of a 2007 incident of tax fraud worth $48 million, which led Washington, D.C., to implement "enhanced control techniques" intended to detect any fraudulent tax-related activity in the future. These measures recently played a part in the discovery of a four-year tax refund scheme enacted by a tax examiner who worked for the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (DCOTR). The incident resulted in more than $400,000 essentially stolen from taxpayers. The 47-year old woman who was charged recently pled guilty to wire fraud in a Washington, D.C., federal court.

Sales tax crimes alleged against Attleboro store owner

The accusation of a tax crime requires a strong defense in Massachusetts. The first inkling of a potential problem may come with a demand for a formal tax audit, whether at the state or federal level. Other indications of trouble are when an individual may be made aware that he or she has become the subject of a tax crimes investigation.

Local businessmen guilty of defrauding 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

Brothers file false claims with IRS, now face prison time

The First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit is a dream come true for individuals planning to purchase their very first residential property. The credit is designed to provide tax relief to people taking their first step on the housing ladder. It is such an appealing prize, apparently, that it drove two Boston brothers to commit tax crimes to obtain more tax credits than they were entitled to.

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