Shameka Carr, formerly of Poplar Grove, Il, was sentenced to 87 months in prison, three years supervised release and ordered to pay $365,764 in restitution to the IRS. From 2012 to 2014, Carr used stolen IDs requesting refunds in the form of prepaid debit cards and refund checks mailed to addresses she controlled. In court,… Read More

It took a U.S. Senator, Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota to finally reverse the false declaration that Adam Ronning, 33, was deceased after he tried for 29 years. The error started when Ronning was 4 years old, and his mother received a letter stating that she could no longer receive child support because somehow the IRS… Read More

Husband and wife attorneys, Edward “Ted” Millstein and Susan Halpern from Rittenhouse, PA, were indicted on charges of willfully attempting to evade taxes. Prosecutors state that Millstein concealed their assets, lied to IRS agents about their income, and put money and property in the names of others to avoid paying taxes. It’s not the first… Read More

For years, the IRS has warned taxpayers about the tax scam calls in which scammers pretend to be from the IRS and threaten the taxpayer with wage garnishment or imprisonment unless they pay that day by getting prepaid cards or depositing cash into bogus bank accounts. But the IRS made major revisions to the IRS… Read More

A businessman from High Point, NC, Michael Rowan, who provided financial services to professional athletes, including NFL players was sentenced to 65 months in prison for filing a false 2011 tax return and wire fraud. Rowan would contact prospective NFL players in college offering them financial and wealth management services. Upon being drafted by the… Read More

Robert Bertrand of NY, CFO of the Soupman, Inc, which holds the licenses to the name and recipes of the “Soup Nazi” made famous by the TV show “Seinfeld,” was indicted on 20 counts of failure to pay Medicare, Social Security and federal income taxes. Prosecutors allege that between 2010 and 2014, Bertrand paid his… Read More

Question: I owe a lot in back taxes. I’m constantly getting threatening letters from the IRS. This has become a big problem that I have no idea how to solve. Can you help me? Answer: For what it’s worth, take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. There are millions of Americans in… Read More

Doris Kelly, a tax return preparer from Gulfport, MS was sentenced to prison for obstructing the Internal Revenue laws and preparing false tax returns. Kelly would instruct clients who owed money to the IRS to make the checks payable to her rather than the IRS. She would keep the money for herself which she used… Read More