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Beware of new tax scams: IRS releases warning to taxpayers
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • August 13 2015

Scam artists are continuously thinking of new ways to target hundreds of thousands of people, often using scare tactics. The IRS has recently


Maryland couple pleads guilty to fraud, tax evasion
  • Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

In a case characterized by a blatant, elaborate plot to deceive and defraud, a Keymar, MD couple has agreed to a plea deal with the federal


Understanding the distinction between income tax fraud, simple negligence and criminal tax violations
  • Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

The Internal Revenue Service ("Service" or "IRS") can instill fear in the hearts of even those taxpayers who make every effort to remain in full


“Unclean hands” prevent UBS and Birkenfeld from recovering damages from Olenicoff for malicious prosecution
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

On July 23, 2015, the Superior Court in Orange County, California, dismissed a lawsuit brought by UBS and joined by whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld


Corporate crime & investigations update - 24 July 2015
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 24 2015

On 16 July 2015, HMRC released its Annual Report and Accounts for 201415. HMRC refers to the amount of revenue collected from individuals and


Financial services update vol. 10, issue 24
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 20 2015

In April of this year, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed a rule which amends the definition of “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement


FinCEN issues Geographic Targeting Order to combat stolen identity tax refund fraud in South Florida
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

On July 13, FinCEN issued a Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) requiring check cashers in two South Florida counties to strengthen identification


FinCEN combats stolen identity tax refund fraud through Geographic Targeting Order for South Florida
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) yesterday requiring South Florida check cashers to


Tax Court rules IRS wrongly denied whistleblower claims as untimely
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

On June 2, 2015, the United States Tax Court ruled that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) erred in denying two whistleblowers awards on the


White collar roundup - July 2015
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

In the wake of several rulings from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that have narrowed the flexibility of the U.S. Securities