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Understanding the Purpose of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service and Its Effect on Criminal Investigations and Indictments

Understanding the Purpose of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service  and Its Effect on Criminal Investigations and Indictments

Taxpayers who are the target of an Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division investigation benefit from an understanding of the purpose of these investigations.

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Sentence for Tax Misdemeanors Same as Felonies, U.S. v. Salisbury, 2010-1 U.S.T.C. P50,224 (6th Cir. 2010)

Taxpayer made large profits selling guns. At trial he was acquitted of all felony charges. However, he was convicted of two misdemeanor tax charges pursuant to 26 USC 7203. The taxpayer appeal because the court did not permit the defendant's expert to testify as to the taxpayer's intent because it was the ultimate issue for the jury to decide. Taxpayer's counsel failed to properly rephrase the questions to get past the government's objection.

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Prosecutor Misconduct was Not Sufficient to Reverse Tax Conviction U.S. v. Guinn, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 5103 (11th Cir. 2012)

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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