Taxpayer was convicted pursuant to 7203 for failing to file several tax returns. Taxpayer appeal based upon the alleged misconduct of the prosecutor. The Court affirmed based upon "harmless error".
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Taxpayer appealed a Tax Court order authorizing the IRS to collect income taxes from his Civil Service Retirement System annuity. Tax protestor arguments were held frivolous.
Taxpayer convicted of tax evasion pursuant to 7201 appealed because taxpayer's requested jury instructions were not given.
Taxpayer was indicted on 23 counts of filing false tax returns. Taxpayer moved the Court to issue no retribution order so witnesses that were afraid of the IRS would agree to testify. The Court denied the motion.
The Internal Revenue Service conceded a $638,798 tax deficiency it had assessed against a Tampa business executive Alfred Schaer. The tax deficiency arose from a dispute over the date Schaer completed the purchase of the stock of Tampa-based Computer Management Consultants, Inc. in March 2005. Taxpayer made an invalid S election and as a result did not owe additional taxes.
Indictment Charging Tax Evasion Was Not Barred By the Statute of Limitations Even though the Tax Return Had Been Filed More Than Six Years Earlier Because the Taxpayer Provided Bogus Documents to the IRS Subsequent to the Filing of the Tax Return to Conceal the Fraud.
Pharmacy Operator Formed Offshore Corporations to Receive His Earnings and Obtained the Funds Through Credit Cards Issued to Him and “Loans”. The Taxpayer Decided to Represent Himself and Challenged the Jurisdiction of the Court. The Jurisdiction Argument Was Held to Have No Merit and the Court Found that there was Sufficient Evidence to Affirm the Convictions.
Taxpayers Were Convicted of Tax Evasion and Conspiracy. Defendants Alleged That Their Civil Tax Lawyer Had a Conflict of Interest Because He Rendered Tax Advise that Was In Issue at the Trial But Acted as Criminal Trial Counsel For One of the Defendants. Defendants Moved for New Trial Based Upon This Conflict. The convictions were affirmed.
Defendant Who Operated a Staffing Agency for Nurses Was Convicted of Failure to Pay Employment Taxes and Evidence that Defendant Represented to the State that the Nurses Were Employees Was Admissible to Refute Defendant’s Claim at trial that the Nurses Were Independent Contractors.
Defendants Were Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns While Incarcerated Using Names of Other Inmates.
Freedom of Information Request Filed By One Defendant Could Be Used Against Codefendant