Politics

Three Defendants Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Fraudulently Sell Imported Jewelry From the Philippines As Native American-Made

Three members of an international conspiracy to import knock-off jewelry from the Philippines and misrepresent it as Native-American have pleaded guilty for their roles in the fraudulent scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A....

Former Los Angeles-Area Physician Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicare and Illegally Prescribing Opioid Drugs

A former Los Angeles-area physician was sentenced on January 6,2020 to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for engaging in a multi-faceted Medicare fraud scheme and for illegally prescribing thousands of opioid painkillers and...

Hong Kong-Cambodia and Hong Kong-Estonia tax treaties in force

The Comprehensive Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements (CDTAs) with Cambodia and Estonia signed in June and September this year respectively came into force on December 27 and 18, 2019, respectively, after the completion of the relevant...

Maryland Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Returns and Aggravated Identity Theft

A Maryland tax return preparer pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in filing false tax returns and aggravated identity theft, on December 19, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s...

Owner of Golf Management Company Charged with Embezzlement of City Funds and Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury in Springfield, Massachusetts, returned an indictment charging a local golf professional with theft concerning a program receiving federal funds, wire fraud, money laundering-related crimes, and filing false tax returns, on...

Campaigners urge government to act quickly on pensions injustice pledge

Leading pensions and tax experts are calling on the Government to act quickly to deliver its manifesto promise to fix an unfair tax flaw. This flaw means around 1.7 million low-income workers (mostly women) are being unfairly charged 25 per cent more...

IRS continues enforcement efforts in conservation easement cases following latest Tax Court decision

The Internal Revenue Service on December 20 urged taxpayers involved in designated syndicated conservation easement arrangements to consult with their tax advisors following a recent U.S. Tax Court decision and agency plans to continue enforcement...

Waco Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding the United States

A Waco, Texas, tax return preparer was sentenced to 27 months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to defraud the United States, on December 5, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s...