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‘Tax Zapper’ Software Salesman Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime

The “Tax Zapper” software program allows a business to underreport their sales to illegally lower their tax bills.  The Tax Zapper program is sold by Profitek, a Canadian company selling point of sale systems for hospitality and retail industries. The…

January 03, 2017

Husband of Former United States Tax Court Judge Pleads Guilty to Tax Obstruction

In April of 2016, United States Tax Court Judge Diane L. Kroupa and her husband Robert Fackler were indicted on six tax counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, two counts of tax evasion and filing false tax returns,…

November 28, 2016

IRS Continues to Battle Cyber Crime

According to the IRS, identity theft and tax refund fraud continue to challenge the Internal Revenue Service because criminals have become increasingly sophisticated. Using the “dark web”, criminals buy Social Security numbers and personal identification information on a huge scale….

April 25, 2016

U.S. Treasury and IRS Scam Alert

We’ve warned our readers many times about the IRS tax scams that have circulated. However this time we saw it in our local Elmhurst, IL police blotter: On October 17, suspicious circumstances were reported by a victim in Elmhurst. She told…

November 11, 2014

Identity Theft and the STOP Identity Theft Act

Has your identity been stolen? Has the identity thief filed a fake tax return with the IRS in your name? Identity thieves filed approximately two million false tax returns in 2012, nearly double the amount in 2011. Although the IRS…

March 20, 2014

Were your tax returns prepared by Instant Tax Service (ITS)?

In our last several stories we have discussed the need for tax professionals to adhere to professional standards and to follow the law.  We discussed the substantial increase in tax scams and the unethical practices of some large national tax…

December 02, 2013

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