Author Archives: Camron Hoorfar

Falsified Returns led to Jail Time for St. Louis Preparer

A tax preparer by the name of Filmon Tekle pleaded guilty in May for one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and four counts of falsifying tax returns. Tekle charged hefty fees for filing returns and then paid kickbacks … Continue reading

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200 More Sears Corporate Employees Laid Off

Sears recently announced the closing of more than 100 unprofitable stores which will enevitably cause lay offs in store, however, there seems to be large layoffs at the corporate level as well. Earlier this year 220 corporate office employees were let … Continue reading

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Passport Denied? Did you pay your Taxes?

In 2015, Congress passed a law that required the IRS and State department to take action against those who have failed to pay taxes. Those who owe can be denied new passports or be denied a renewal. If you owe … Continue reading

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Embezzled cash, Missing Taxes and Two Years Jail Time

Recently a Kansas City woman, Tammera Goodman, was sentences to two years in a federal prison for failing to pay taxes on stolen money. She embezzled nearly $465,000 from her family business while working as the office manager. She would … Continue reading

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20 Minutes to Call an Attorney

Missouri courts have stated that Missouri law allows a person twenty (20) minutes to call an attorney during a DUI breath test.  However, the conversation with the attorney is not private and can be recorded. If you received a DUI … Continue reading

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Richmond Bankruptcy Lawyer goes to Jail for Fraud

A Richmond, Virginia bankruptcy lawyer is going to jail for 12 months for committing bankruptcy fraud and for failing to pay her employee’s taxes.  The bankruptcy attorney failed to disclose a client’s inheritance and also convinced her client to give … Continue reading

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Letter from the IRS?

This summer many taxpayers will receive letters from the IRS. There are several key steps to take when this happens and many places to get guidance. Read the letter entirely and keep it for your records. Compare it with your … Continue reading

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IRS Letter CP2000 Explanation

What is it? If the IRS detects a discrepancy between your return and your records, you will receive a letter in the mail proposing changes to your return. It is NOT an audit, but just a letter to inform you … Continue reading

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2019 Tax Season brings New 1040 Form

Recently, the IRS disclosed that they were working on shortening the 2019 tax season. This streamlined form would be not only shorter, but simpler as well. This form would condense the following 3 forms into one: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. … Continue reading

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Penalty Relief: What you should know

After receiving a notice from the IRS stating that they assessed a penalty, check that information is correct, and then see if any of it is resolvable. There are 3 types of penalty relief including reasonable cause, administrative waiver and … Continue reading

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