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Throw away passport or throw away investments?

The restrictions on investment products available to Americans make it difficult to invest in markets outside of the U.S. So much so, that it's causing some Americans to renounce their citizenship. Nearly 2,000 gave up their U.S. passports in 2011, compared with only 235 just three years ago.

Malden chiropractic clinic fronted tax evasion scam

A man who ran a Malden chiropractic clinic was charged in federal court on multiple counts of impeding the Internal Revenue Service and tax evasion. The investigation into the clinic was organized and announced by the U.S. attorney's economic crimes unit and the Boston IRS criminal investigation field division.

Boston IRS Nabs Contractor in Tax Evasion Case

A Rhode Island general contractor pled guilty to two counts of tax evasion and eight counts of wire fraud earlier this week, following an investigation by agents from the FBI Boston Field Office and the Boston office of the IRS's criminal investigation division.

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.

Federal judge says tax evasion merits jail

If you are found guilty of evading federal taxes, the chances of facing prison time are high. At least that is what one U.S. District judge from Massachusetts said in a recent case. He sentenced a New Hampshire man to one year in federal prison for conspiracy to defraud the government through the evasion of income taxes. The defendant was also fined $7,500 and ordered to pay restitution to the government of more than $178,000 for the tax evasion.

IRS softens consequences for tax evaders with offshore assets

The Internal Revenue Service has its hands full conducting investigations into tax evasion. Until recently, any investigation into this area was made harder because many tax evaders would hide their assets overseas. Unless declarations were made of these assets, the Internal Revenue Service would not be able to track them. However, in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the United States, the Internal Revenue Service is using a more direct strategy by providing reduced penalties and no jail time for tax evaders to come clean.

Businessman sentenced for tax avasion

Massachusetts tax laws are difficult to understand and often business owners are overwhelmed with the complexity of having to file taxes for their company. Filing and paying taxes is not optional and not following tax law could lead to claims of tax evasion and resulting consequences.

Tax evasion charges for MA eatery owner

Running a business is difficult. There are a lot of things to remember, such as; payroll, ordering supplies, paying utilities and most importantly, paying your taxes. As a Massachusetts consumer, when you purchase an item in a store or order food in a restaurant, the money collected by the business for taxes is to be paid on a regular basis, often quarterly, to the state.

Former CPA accused of tax evasion in Massachusetts

Let's face facts, not very many people jump up and down when it's time to pay their taxes. Every year, thousands of people pay in to the IRS, to settle any outstanding balance they may owe. However, sometimes taxpayers make mistakes on returns or neglect to file the correct documentation. Recently, false tax returns resulted in charges of tax evasion for a former Revere, Massachusetts, accountant.

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