Criminal investigation

Meeting with the IRS is a stressful situation, filled with questions about what to expect.  If you have to meet with the IRS, a common concern is how to present yourself. Whether you are meeting with an IRS collections officer (Revenue Officer), an auditor (Revenue Agent) or with an appeals officer, it is important to […]

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Have you reported all of your income to the IRS? If you are being audited by the IRS, be prepared.  Almost every IRS auditor is going to want to investigate whether you have reported all of your income on your tax return. To do this, an IRS audit will conduct what is known as a […]

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It is common to feel like you are not getting a fair shake from an IRS auditor.   Frustration mounts with perceptions that the auditor is unreasonable.  No matter what you do, the auditor cannot be satisfied.  You are told you owe money to the IRS, and you know you don’t. There is good news […]

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If you find yourself in an IRS pickle, there are three IRS employees you are most likely to come face to face with.  Those are Revenue Officers, Revenue Agents and Special Agents.  Here is what to expect from each: An IRS Revenue Officer is in collection enforcement. Often, the first contact you will receive from […]

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The IRS is hiring revenue agents (auditors), revenue officers (collectors), and special agents (criminal investigators).  This has been made public by the IRS, but I attended a joint conference with the IRS last week in which every IRS panelist – from IRS auditor managers to taxpayer advocates to senior IRS attorneys – confirmed the trend […]

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With tax season in full bloom, a little reminder to avoid making false or fraudulent claims on your tax return is in order.    If you want to see what a criminal tax case looks like, the IRS makes it easy – here are the fact patterns and sentencing results of over 50 criminal tax […]

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