IRS Practice & Procedure While the pandemic and law changes were primarily responsible for the IRS’s inability to meet timeliness standards for the majority of taxpayers’ cases last year, inefficiencies in staffing, equipment, and procedures also contributed to the lag, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) said in an audit report. The report,… Read More

An Iowa man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion. According to court records, Scott Koritansky, 55, of Meridian, Iowa, earned income from 2004 through 2010 totaling more than $500,000 but did not pay any taxes for those years. The IRS notified Koritansky that he owed tax for calendar years 2004 through… Read More

As the bookkeeper, she allegedly paid “ghost employees” to hide compensation. The former payroll manager for a home healthcare company has been charged with a federal tax offense. According to court records, Innis Frederick, 61, of Saint Cloud, Florida, worked for Equinox Home Care, which was originally established as a partnership between Frederick’s sister, Theresa… Read More

The lead defendant was involved in an illegal sports-betting operation for at least 10 years. Two men from Georgia and a third from South Carolina have been sentenced for participating in an illegal gambling operation. Grady Brandon Mobley, 44, of Waynesboro, Georgia, was sentenced to five years of probation and forfeited $340,084. Mobley also must… Read More

A Delaware woman pleaded guilty to failing to pay employment taxes on behalf of a local business. According to court records, Sara Collins, 49, served as the corporate secretary of a plumbing, heating and air conditioning business for over 20 years. Collins was responsible for overseeing payroll disbursement and filing tax documents on behalf of… Read More

A Georgia man was convicted at trial for filing $165 million in fraudulent tax returns. Marquet Antwain Burgess Mattox, 49, was found guilty of nine counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of false claims against the U.S. government, and one count of theft of government funds. The IRS paid approximately $5 million of the requested… Read More

The debt is mostly from the year Rodman took a controversial trip to North Korea. Basketball great Dennis Rodman owes the Internal Revenue Service $500,000 in unpaid federal taxes. According to documents obtained by Radar, the IRS filed a tax lien against Rodman, a retired basketball player who was known for his fierce defensive skills.… Read More

(They Could Land You In Tax Trouble) It can be a stressful experience preparing your taxes and filing them. It can be even more stressful however, if you make these mistakes that land you into tax trouble. It’s important to remember that if you make mistakes that are serious enough, you might end up triggering… Read More

David Turner said the seven-figure tax debt is due to a “mix-up” but wouldn’t elaborate. The mayor of Odessa, Texas, owes the IRS $1.1 million in unpaid payroll taxes, according to records obtained by the Odessa American newspaper. Mayor David Turner said the $1.1 million debt was due to a paperwork error that “has been… Read More

An Illinois man pleaded guilty to federal income tax evasion. Gary T. Petersen, 55, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, was president and sole shareholder of Petersen Sealcoating and Paving. According to court records, Petersen in 2016 deposited checks as payment for services and products into bank accounts Petersen held by his family members that he controlled.… Read More