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Medical Office Manager Gets 5 Years For Tax, Mail Fraud

By Anna Scott Farrell

The former office manager of an Illinois medical practice was sentenced to five years in federal prison and ordered to pay $3 million in restitution — most of it to his former employer — after admitting to filing a false tax return and stealing from the practice.

Saudi Arabia Extends COVID-19 Tax Penalty Exemptions

By Jack McLoone

Saudi Arabia's tax authority extended pandemic-inspired broad exemptions from certain tax-related penalties and fines, such as those for late filings and payments, through the end of the year.

IRS Regs Would Tax Overpayment Interest On COVID Credits

By David van den Berg

Businesses, tax-exempt groups and some governmental entities could be taxed on overpayment interest received for erroneous refunds of pandemic relief tax credits under proposed Internal Revenue Service regulations released Monday.

IRS Criminal Chief Says COVID Fraud Work To Hold Steady

By Asha Glover

IRS Criminal Investigation agents expect to spend as much time this year on coronavirus assistance policy-related fraud as last year, the division chief said at a conference Thursday.

5th Circ. Affirms Block On ARPA Tax Rule For Texas, La., Miss.

By Jaqueline McCool

A Texas federal judge properly ruled that the federal government could not enforce a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act that prohibits states from using pandemic aid to offset tax cuts, the Fifth Circuit said.

Fla. Construction Co. Says It's Owed $4M In Worker Credits

By Anna Scott Farrell

A road construction company in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings asked a Florida federal court to force the IRS to give it nearly $4 million in tax refunds for pandemic-era employee retention credits that its bankruptcy trustee determined it was eligible to receive.

Expert Analysis

What To Know About Employee Retention Credit Disclosures

Employers that filed potentially erroneous employee retention credit claims should take certain steps to determine whether the IRS’ voluntary disclosure program is a good fit and, if so, prepare a strong application before the window closes on March 22, say attorneys at Dentons.

Employee Retention Tax Credit: Gray Areas And Red Flags

The subjective nature of the pandemic-prompted employee retention credit, coupled with a lack of Internal Revenue Service guidance, have created fertile ground for opportunists, so businesses seeking this tax benefit should be mindful of tax advisers who would involve them in fraudulent ERC claims, say attorneys at Holland & Knight.

Tax Equity Requires Reinstating The Home Office Deduction

Congress should restore the home office deduction for W-2 workers in the interest of tax equity because permanently remote workers now bear the cost of creating quiet, dedicated work spaces, a pandemic-related shift unforeseen when the deduction was eliminated by 2017's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, say James Mahon and Samantha Lesser at Becker.


June 17, 2024 07:23 PM

Bouncer Admits To Promoting Prostitution After $5.7M Sting

June 17, 2024 05:29 PM

IRS Asks Court To Leave Alone Worker Retention Credit Pause

June 6, 2024 06:12 PM

'Brothel' Manager Violated Bail After $5.7M Sting, Feds Say

May 28, 2024 05:33 PM

Mo. Panel Affirms Nixes Of St. Louis Teleworker Tax, Class Bid

May 28, 2024 04:24 PM

Home Care Co. Says It's Owed $1.1M In Pandemic Tax Credits

May 23, 2024 01:22 PM

Ambulance Co. Owner Accused Of $1M Pandemic Loan Fraud

May 20, 2024 10:36 PM

Ex-IRS Agent, Five Others Sentenced In COVID Fraud Scheme

May 15, 2024 10:22 PM

Conn. Strip Club Owner Ran 'Brothel,' Hid $5.7M, Feds Say

April 25, 2024 09:28 PM

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

April 25, 2024 07:20 PM

Cleveland Ends Appeal Attempting To Tax Pa. Remote Worker

April 24, 2024 12:30 PM

TIGTA Helps Stop $3.5B Pandemic Credit Scam, Agency Says

April 22, 2024 01:45 PM

Ohio City Tax Applies To Deloitte Remote Worker, Board Says

April 18, 2024 03:47 PM

Tax Deadline Near For Irish Corporate Warehoused Debt

April 5, 2024 06:15 PM

Arizona Loses Bid To Bar Federal Tax On One-Time Rebates

April 2, 2024 04:48 PM

COVID Delay Makes Ohio Pair's Filing Timely, Tax Court Says

March 28, 2024 02:16 PM

IRS Investigated $9B In Potential COVID Aid Fraud

March 27, 2024 04:29 PM

Worker Credit Cutoff Seen As Harsh But Fair Potential Fix

March 22, 2024 06:02 PM

Ohio Board Upholds $2.2M Hotel Value Cut Due To COVID

March 22, 2024 04:27 PM

Ariz. Says Federal Tax On Rebates Contradicts IRS Guidance

March 15, 2024 02:44 PM

$3B In Employment Tax Credits Claimed In Scheme, Feds Say