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Federal Court Permanently Bars Orange County Based Tax Preparer from Preparing Federal Tax Returns

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Federal Court Permanently Bars Orange County Based Tax Preparer from Preparing Federal Tax Returns

ORANGE COUNTY,  California Monday, March 21, 2016, ---- The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has permanently barred Stacy John Sanchez of Orange County, California, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today.

The civil injunction order prohibits Sanchez from acting as a federal tax return preparer and from owning, operating, or profiting from tax-return preparation businesses.  Sanchez agreed to the entry of the injunction but did not admit the allegations in the civil complaint against him.

According to the complaint, Sanchez owned and operated 12 Liberty Tax Service franchise locations, primarily in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas.  At these locations, Sanchez and his employees prepared federal income tax returns that, among other things, contained bogus Schedules C (Profit or L…

Wilson Tax Law Group Receives 2015 Best of Santa Ana Award

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Santa Ana Award Program Honors the Achievement

SANTA ANA November 4, 2015 -- Wilson Tax Law Group of Newport Beach has been selected for the 2015 Best of Santa Ana Award in the Professional Services category by the Santa Ana Award Program.

Each year, the Santa Ana Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Santa Ana area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Santa Ana Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Santa Ana Award Program and data provided by third parties.

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California Tar and Feathers Top Delinquent Taxpayers

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California has adopted the old school method of tarring and feathering delinquent taxpayers to bring public humiliation and shame to certain businesses and individuals who cannot afford to pay the taxes they owe.  In doing so, the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has recently mailed Notice of Public Disclosure of Tax Delinquency letters to the top delinquent personal income and business entity taxpayers who owe over $100,000 where the amount due is subject to a recorded notice of state tax lien. These lovely little letters give those taxpayers notice that the FTB intends to publicly disclose their names, addresses, and amounts due on its public website during the week of October 12, 2015. The list will also include occupational or professional license information, including license number and status, and the names of principal officers and their titles.  Businesses and individuals appearing on the list are subject to having their occupational, professional, and driver’s licenses …

Wilson Tax Law Group - The Newport Beach Tax Attorney Blog: IRS Committing Tax Evasion Triggers Congressional ...

Wilson Tax Law Group - The Newport Beach Tax Attorney Blog: IRS Committing Tax Evasion Triggers Congressional ...: In a prior post I commented about a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) that reviewed cases of willful...

IRS Committing Tax Evasion Triggers Congressional Inquiry

In a prior post I commented about a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) that reviewed cases of willful violation of tax laws by IRS employees for a 10 year period (FY 2004-2013). The review found 1,580 IRS employees who willfully understated their Federal tax liability or willfully filed their tax return late.  Of these, roughly two thirds of these tax cheats kept their jobs at the IRS (about 14% have now resigned or retired).

Former Senate Finance and current Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, is now asking the IRS Commissioner to explain how and why the Service uses discretion to avoid terminating employees for willful violations of tax law.  A copy of his letter to the IRS Commissioner can be found here.
"Willful violation of tax law is a serious offense and the presumption is an employee guilty of the offense shall be terminated," wrote Grassley in letter dated May 19 to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Gr…

Wilson Tax Law Group - The Newport Beach Tax Attorney Blog: IRS Commits Tax Evasion with Immunity

Wilson Tax Law Group - The Newport Beach Tax Attorney Blog: IRS Commits Tax Evasion with Immunity: On May 6th the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration  ("TIGTA" or internal government watchdog over the IRS) issued a ...