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Let's Go Phishing!

by Fisher Phillips on

Emails, lots and lots of emails, filling our inboxes. Even with the best security and filters, it seems that hackers are simply building better mousetraps. The bigger problem, however, is the trusting nature of individuals...more

HR, Payroll, Finance Department Beware: Renewed IRS W-2 Phishing Scam Alert

by Dickinson Wright on

The Internal Revenue Service and other agencies recently issued an urgent reminder Alert warning of a sophisticated scam to obtain confidential information and in some cases, fraudulent cash wire transfer payments. Scammers...more

IRS Issues Warning About W-2 Cyber-Scams, Especially for Schools, Nonprofits and Tribal Organizations

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On February 2, 2017, the IRS issued a warning to all employers regarding the resurgence of a W-2 based cyber scam. The scam, which targets the corporate world during tax season, is currently “spreading to other sectors,...more

Sonhos Interrompidos - Como uma não conformidade tributária pode destruir o Sonho Americano de imigrantes não registrados - Parte...

by Gerald Nowotny on

Panorama - As eleições presidenciais dos EUA entraram em uma fase de disputa com os partidos Republicano e Democrata realizando suas convenções nas próximas duas semanas para escolher Donald Trump e Hillary Clinton como...more

Broken Dreams - How Tax Non-Compliance Can Destroy the American Dream of Undocumented Immigrants - Part 1

by Gerald Nowotny on

Overview - The U.S. Presidential Elections have shifted into overdrive with both the Republican and Democratic holding their conventions over the next two weeks to select Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as their...more

Foreign Bank Account Reporting and Employment Tax Enforcement: Ronn Owens interviews Steve Moskowitz [Audio]

by Moskowitz LLP on

Ronn Owens interviewed Steve Moskowitz on June 28 and they discuss IRS priorities, including Foreign Bank Account Reporting and Employment Tax Enforcement. Steve and Ronn further discuss the history of individual tax rates...more

Georgia couple prosecuted for filing fraudulent tax records

The filing of fraudulent tax returns continues to be a serious problem in this country. Last year alone, the IRS has admitted that up to 720,000 taxpayers were victims. Last week, a Georgia couple pled guilty to filing...more

Phishing Season Opens for 2016 Tax Filings – Beware of “W-2 Phishing Scams”

by K&L Gates LLP on

Tax season brings many headaches, but none as miserable as sophisticated scammer efforts to steal employee W-2 information. Using social engineering and modest technological tools, a “spear phishing” attack seeks to trick...more

Spear Phishing E-mail Scheme Surges For W-2 Forms

by King & Spalding on

In the midst of this tax season, a number of companies have fallen victim to the latest spear phishing e-mail scheme, resulting in the unauthorized disclosure of their employees’ W-2 information and learning the hard lesson...more

"IRS Issues Alert on Phishing Scheme to Obtain Payroll Data"

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued an alert regarding a phishing email scheme in which cybercriminals pose as governmental officials or company executives and request employee payroll and tax data, including...more

Payroll and HR Professionals Beware: Phishing Schemes Are Now Trying to Lure You

by Bryan Cave on

ALERT, ALERT!!!! The IRS has renewed a consumer alert for e-mail schemes regarding phishing and malware incidents targeted at individuals. That renewal came after an approximate 400 percent surge in such incidents so far this...more

Domestic Voluntary Disclosure as an Alternative to Indictment

by Sanford Millar on

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that the - "Owner and operator of DNS Construction Corporation, was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to a term of five years of...more

Not Paying Your Employment Taxes? Prison Time Could Be In Your Future

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

It is a very common story for small businesses to get behind on paying employment taxes. Federal employment taxes are largely made up of FICA and withholding taxes. The IRS is especially keen on businesses who fail to pay...more

IRS and DOJ Crack Down on Cash Reporting Violations

by Blank Rome LLP on

Federal law requires that anyone engaged in a trade or business who receives more than $10,000 in U.S. currency is required to file a Form 8300 (available here) with the Internal Revenue Service. Failure to do so can subject...more

How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China [Video]

by Michael Volkov on

The recent headlines on China's expanding anti-corruption investigation and enforcement action is a significant event in global anti-corruption enforcement. For companies operating in China, the risks have now increased...more

Sine Die Die Die!

Sine Die, folks! The North Carolina General Assembly has adjourned until a new legislature convenes January 14, 2015 with the members elected this November....more

Court’s Ruling Holding Corporate Officer Responsible for Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Illustrates Risk of Personal Liability for...

by Blank Rome LLP on

A district court in the Northern District of California has held that the officer of a now-defunct corporation is personally responsible for the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty based upon the company’s failure to collect, account...more

Client is contacted by IRS or DOL, have them be courteous and call an ERISA attorney

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When you get pulled over by the police while driving, the best way to handle is to be pleasant and not be argumentative. You listen to the officer as to why he pulled over. Being belligerent and non-cooperative will only lead...more

Colorado Accounting Department Head Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failing to Pay Over Employment Taxes

by BakerHostetler on

Bloomberg BNA reports that a Colorado woman who managed the accounting department of a garage door company she co-owns was sentenced to 28 months for failing to pay $4.67 million in employment taxes (United States v....more

How Immigration Reform Will Impact Households Who Hire Nannies

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

Up until now much of the debate surrounding immigration reform has centered around providing a pathway to Citizenship for the 11 million or so undocumented people in the country. Many in this group currently work as...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

October 26, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include:...more

Officers of New York Environmental Services Company Plead Not Guilty to Conspiracy and Tax Fraud Charges

by Saul Ewing LLP on

On March 28, 2012, six officers of a New York-based environmental services company pleaded not guilty to charges that they conspired to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). The case is United States v. Deluca et...more

IRS Pursues Businesses for Non-payment of Taxes

On September 7, the IRS raided a building at 1303, SW Frontage Road in Fort Collins, Colorado that houses several businesses, namely K&K Siding and Windows, CrossCountry Fulfillment and CrossCountry Windows and Siding. These...more

Tax Consequences for Customer Data Theft

by Sanford Millar on

Identity theft is not a trivial issue. The costs to our national, state and local economies, businesses and individual consumers are substantial. According to Forbes, the 2009 estimated cost of identity theft was $54 billion....more

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