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Tax Cheats

Why Are We Letting Crooks And Fraudsters Use American Companies To Rip Off Americans?

Charmian Gooch | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Charmian Gooch

We don't need anonymous companies. They are the getaway cars for all sorts of criminals and fraudsters who are hurting U.S. interests -- it's time to take away the keys.

Ben Hallman

States Crack Down On Corporate Tax Loophole While Congress Does Nothing | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Montana isn't often considered a fiscal policy pioneer, but in 2003 lawmakers closed a corporate tax loophole that was costing the state millions of d...

DOJ Reaches Deal To Crack Down On Tax Cheats

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

* Applies to banks not yet under U.S. investigation * Banks to pay penalties, disclose information * Swiss bankers' body...

Ben Hallman

Tax Cheats Need A New Place To Hide Their Money | Ben Hallman | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

For the discerning American tax evader, there once was no more desirable location than Switzerland to stash cash. Swiss banks were prized for thei...

The Real IRS Opprobrium

Adam Resnick | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Adam Resnick

The IRS should be less concerned with pestering small non-profits and individuals and instead direct resources towards more significant enterprises.

The 5 Cities Where You're Most Likely To Find Tax Cheats

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Worried the Internal Revenue Service might target you for an audit? You probably should be if you own a small business in one of the wea...

Surprising Share Of Americans Say Tax Cheating Is OK

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With tax season in full swing, a newly released poll says an overwhelming majority of adults don't believe it is ever OK to cheat on the...

8 Cheaters That Make Lance Armstrong Look A Straight Shooter

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

Lance Armstrong, he of illegal performance-enchancing drug confessions, has been called a lot of things recently, among them a "master manipulator" a...

This Guy's Inspired Many To Turn In Tax Cheats

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Money

* Notable jump in whistleblower calls to lawyers * Information, documentation better than before By Nanette Byrnes ...

Store Owner Takes Drastic Measure To Recoup Debts

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business

A video store owner in North Carolina is tapping into the power of public embarrassment to recoup her debts. Christie Ross, the owner of the Video...

Be Like Mitt!

New York Times | ADAM DAVIDSON | Posted 09.23.2012 | Money

Earlier this month, I decided to see how hard it would be to set up my own offshore bank account. I figured it would be pretty difficult, because I'm ...

Tax Cheats: Here's When You Can Relax

Wall Street Journal | Laura Saunders | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

Is a tax sin haunting you? Maybe you paid a baby sitter under the table, or "forgot" to declare income, or deducted personal expenses as business c...

Guess Who's Getting Targeted By Tax Scammers Again

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

It's tax season -- which means that scammers are once again trying to rip off the elderly. The Internal Revenue Service issued a notice on Monday ...

Tax Cheats Received Billions In Stimulus Cash, Report Finds

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Thousands of companies that cashed in on President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package owed the government millions in unpaid ...

Simon McCormack

Policing Tax Evasion Could Save Billions, But Republicans Won't Fund Enforcement | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) admitted on Monday that the federal government is in serious need of extra revenue. But since taking control of th...

Corporations Are Draining America's Vitality

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

All that's needed to get our economy standing upright again and the wealth circulating throughout the economy is for Fortune 500 headliners to pay their fair share in taxes.

Tattling For Dollars: The Ranks Of IRS Tax Informants Grows

DailyFinance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The numbers of people who are informing the IRS about delinquent taxpayers is growing. The agency gets about 40 to 50 tips a month from ex-spouses,...

Meet California's Biggest Tax Cheats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Found via LA Observed, the California Franchise Tax Board has released its list of the state's biggest delinquent taxpayers. This year, the honor goes...

IRS Launches Unit Aimed At Catchy Wealthy Tax Cheats

Reuters | Kim Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Audits are underway at a new Internal Revenue Service unit set up to catch rich tax cheats hiding funds in tax shelters, but ...

Obama Orders New Crackdown On Federal Contractor Tax Cheats

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a new crackdown on federal contractors who don't pay their taxes. Obama signed an exec...

UBS Bank Accounts: More Than 7,500 Americans Come Forward About Secret Foreign Accounts

Anna Schecter and Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Faced with a Thursday midnight deadline to avoid possible prosecution, more than 7,500 Americans have come clean about secret foreign bank accounts, a...

Tax Amnesty Deadline: IRS Extends Cutoff For Applicants

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Procrastinating tax cheats will get a few extra weeks to apply for an amnesty program that has been flooded with applications from ...

The IRS Wants To Sift Through Your Mortgage Data

Flife | Martin Vaughn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service will expand a program designed to catch tax cheats that searches for inconsistencies between mortgage payme...

UBS-Swiss Bank Tax Cheats: Man Admits Hiding $1 Million Overseas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The names of American UBS AG clients who've hidden money overseas to avoid paying millions taxes has begun to trickle in. But the details of just how ...

Rich Americans Scrambling O

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - A deal with Switzerland settling U.S. demands for the names of suspected tax dodgers from...