Category Archives: General

IRS Methods of Contact

The IRS communicates with taxpayers in several different ways. In order to avoid becoming a victim of a scam, take the time to review how they can contact you. The IRS does NOT normally contact taxpayers by email, and they … Continue reading

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NBA Player Sentenced in KCMO for Charity Fraud

Former NBA player Kermit Washington, known for punching Rudy Tomjanovich’s face fracturing it and leaving him unconscious, was sentenced to six years in federal prison. Washington was convicted after spending charity money on vacations, shopping and plastic surgery for his … Continue reading

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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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