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Global Tax Enforcement Blog

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Owner of Professional Employer Organization Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Charge

USA - January 12 2017 On Jan. 6, 2017, Janis Edwards, the owner of a professional employer organization, pleaded guilty to tax evasion arising from failing to pay over to…

Tax Delinquencies to Jeopardize Contract Eligibility Under New Final Rule

USA - October 12 2016 On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

Treasury and Other Agencies Issue Guidance to Banks on Correspondent Accounts

USA - August 31 2016 On Aug. 30, 2016, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the National Credit Union Administration and the Office of the Comptroller…

Tennessee Legislator Convicted of Tax Fraud

USA - August 10 2016 On August 8, 2016, Tennessee State Rep. Joseph Armstrong (D-Tenn.) was convicted by a federal district court jury of filing a false federal income…

Is a Hurry-Up Wire Transfer of $3 Billion on Behalf of a Malaysian Government Fund to a Little-Known Private Bank Suspicious? Apparently Goldman Sachs Didn’t Think So

USA - June 8 2016 Multiple news sources are reporting that the U.S. government is conducting an investigation into whether Goldman Sachs violated the so-called Bank…

Reversal of Countrywide Fraud Verdict a Reminder of Government’s Heavy Burden of Proof

USA - June 1 2016 On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a jury's finding of civil fraud against Countrywide Home Loans and other…

Firm Client Found Not Guilty of Tax Fraud After Month-Long Trial

USA - May 24 2016 On April 12, after four weeks of trial and one week of deliberations, a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas returned a…

U.S. Treasury Seeks to Stanch Flow of Proceeds of Corruption and Other Crimes Into Manhattan and Miami Luxury Real Estate

USA - January 19 2016 On January 13, 2016, the U.S. Treasury’s financial intelligence unit, known as the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), announced the…

Global Tax Enforcement in 2016: What You Need to Know

OECD, USA - January 4 2016 The investigation and prosecution of tax evasion has, in the past decade, grown from a specialized subcategory of law enforcement into a first-tier…

IRS and DOJ Use a New Method to Defeat Taxpayers’ Fifth Amendment Argument Against Turning Over Foreign Account Records

USA - January 4 2016 At virtually every turn, courts have ruled against taxpayers who have asserted their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to avoid…