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Fraud Penalty Assessed Against Attorney for Unreported Income

In a recent case, the civil fraud penalty was assessed against an attorney because he failed to report income on an already filed tax return.  As a result of the under-reporting, he underpaid his income tax liability.  The Court also…

June 04, 2020

Congressional Employee Charged with Tax Crimes

U.S. House of Representatives employee Isaac Lanier Avant of Arlington, Virginia, was recently charged with five counts of willfully failing to file his tax returns. A House employee since 2002, Avant was charged with failing to file tax returns for…

September 20, 2016

Tax Court Denies Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief

In a recent Tax Court case, the Court ruled in favor of the IRS and denied the taxpayer’s wife’s claim for equitable innocent spouse relief. The taxpayer and her ex-husband filed tax returns listing unpaid liability that was not paid…

January 06, 2015

United States Court Denies Innocent Spouse Relief to Husband

The taxpayer husband and wife filed joint tax returns for 2006 and 2007. Unfortunately, the husband did not review the tax returns and did not understand that there was unpaid liability on the tax returns when filed. At the time,…

October 28, 2014

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