The 2015 Maryland Tax Amnesty Program

The Maryland General Assembly recently passed a bill on April 6th, 2015, providing tax amnesty to qualifying taxpayers from September 1st, 2015, through October 30th, 2015. Approved by Governor Larry Hogan Jr. and scheduled for enactment on June 1st,...

Tax Avoidance Business Owner Liable for Six Years of Unfiled Returns

Peyton Mottahedeh, president of a California business that encourages income tax evasion, has been found liable for taxes and penalties relating to six years of unfiled federal tax returns. Mottahedeh’s business, the Freedom Law School, advocates for...

IRS Focus On Offshore Tax Non-Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been ineffective in its collection of unpaid taxes from international U.S. taxpayers, according to a report published on September 30 by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The report...

Samuel Wyly to Pay $188 million for Offshore Tax Evasion

Wealthy entrepreneur Samuel Wyly and the estate of his deceased brother Charles have been ordered to pay the U.S. Government a total of $188 million plus significant interest for unpaid taxes on the proceeds from unreported offshore trusts under thei...

Wine Co. Exec Sentenced for Tax Evasion

A former executive of the WineTasting Network has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for tax evasion & embezzling over $894,000 from the California-located Internet wine business, according to federal prosecutors.  In April of this year, Marti...