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What Are the Consequences of Making False Statements to the IRS Before (or During) a Criminal Tax Audit?

Asset Forfeitures / IRS Audits, Offshore Account Update

Posted in on May 31, 2024

While several allegations can lead to criminal charges against individual and corporate taxpayers, some of the most common allegations involve making false statements to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Although inadvertently filing a false tax return is not a federal crime, willfully filing a false return is. As Washington D.C. criminal tax lawyer Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains, willfully making false statements to the IRS can have serious consequences—and this is true regardless of whether these statements are made before or during a criminal tax audit.Read More

PPP and ERC Fraud Remain Prime Targets for IRS and DOJ Investigations in 2024

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on May 17, 2024

While it has been four years since Congress established the paycheck protection program (PPP) and employee retention credit (ERC) under the CARES Act, pandemic-related fraud remains a prime target for both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division (IRS CI) and the DOJ are actively pursuing criminal investigations in 2024, leaving many business owners in need of a highly experienced Washington D.C. tax lawyer.Read More

Common Income and Employment Tax Issues During IRS Business Tax Audits

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on April 30, 2024

If your business is facing an IRS tax audit in 2024, it will be important for you to know what you can expect during the process. This includes knowing what issues are likely to come up—and knowing what risks these issues present not only for your business, but also potentially for you as a business owner. Here, Washington D.C. business tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, provides an overview of common income and employment tax issues that tend to come up during business tax audits.

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5 Key Facts for Business Owners Targeted in IRS ERC Tax Audits and Investigations in 2024

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on April 12, 2024

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is continuing to aggressively target Employee Retention Credit (ERC) fraud in 2024. With numerous audits and investigations pending, the IRS is continuing to launch new inquiries at record pace. These inquiries present substantial risks, and for targeted businesses and their owners, engaging an experienced Washington D.C. IRS tax lawyer is a key first step toward avoiding unnecessary consequences.

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7 Potential Charges Resulting from an IRS Criminal Tax Audit

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on March 29, 2024

Criminal tax audits present substantial risks for both individual and corporate taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) can pursue criminal charges for a wide range of tax-related violations, many of which carry six-figure fines and years (or even decades) of federal prison time. Learn about seven potential charges resulting from an IRS criminal tax audit from Washington D.C. criminal tax lawyer Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group.Read More

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