Have you been the victim of theft from someone you know?
Has a trusted employee, accountant, lawyer or bookkeeper stolen money from you?
Has the theft of these funds caused you to owe money to the IRS?
In a recent Tax Court case, the taxpayers’ bookkeeper helped them run their construction business. Unbeknownst to the taxpayers, the bookkeeper was a gambling addict and embezzled at least $160,000.00 from the taxpayers.
The money stolen by the bookkeeper was not reported as income on the taxpayers’ tax returns when filed. As a result of the unreported income, the IRS audited the taxpayers’ tax returns for several years and assessed additional tax liability, including penalties and interest.
Meanwhile, the bookkeeper was sentenced to prison and was required to pay restitution to the taxpayers. The taxpayers filed an Offer in Compromise based upon Effective Tax Administration and the IRS rejected the taxpayers’ Offer.
The United States Tax Court remanded the case, essentially forcing the IRS to reconsider its decision to reject the taxpayers’ Offer in Compromise.
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