Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Federal tax evasion: Why it is so easy for the IRS to convict and what you can do about it

Federal tax evasion: Why it is so easy for the IRS to convict and what you can do about it In this video, I explain how the IRS (and Department of Justice) have the upper hand when it comes to tax evasion and other federal tax crimes. If the IRS Criminal Investigation Division investigates you, there is a 90% chance they will seek an indictment. If they seek an indictment, there is a 94% chance the Grand Jury will return an indictment. If they have an indictment, there is a 93% chance that you will plead guilty or be found guilty. There are millions of people the IRS could select for criminal prosecution each year, but the truth is, they can only process about 3000 new criminal cases a year. So the IRS must rule by fear and intimidation with the people the do snare in their nets. Another advantage the IRS has is that jurors and judges tend to favor the government. They can't imagine why anyone would have a problem filing and paying their taxes on time. Jurors and judges tend to look at the IRS as good guys --- the IRS is how judges get paid, and for many jurors, they never, ever had to personally write a check to the IRS. All they get from the IRS is refund checks. And if you rely on professional advice, if you don't understand everything on your tax return, too bad. The law imputes knowledge you could never possess. So how to avoid the trap? Don't be one of the millions of people in current non-compliance with the IRS. Be sure you get into compliance, use a voluntary disclosure program is necessary, get into a collection alternative if you owe the IRS money. And if you are looking for tax savings be aware that if a tax shelter goes bad, the person most likely to testify against you in a criminal case would be the promoters of the tax shelter, whether it is a banker, a CPA or a tax attorney. The line between was is allowable and criminal is razor thin and not always a straight line. So be incredibly cautious. If you do find yourself with in indictment, be aware that to mount the best possible defense, you will be paying hundreds of thousands of dollars, on a lead attorney, local attorney, accountant, and expert witnesses, and support attorneys such as our firm. Unfortunately, just because someone is expensive, does not man they actually have won any trials. Do not be impresses with a name, or an office building or how big a firm is. Whenever interviewing fro your lead attorney, ask them how many trials they have taken to verdict, and how many they have won. NO CRIMINAL ATTORNEY CAN GUARANTEE AN ACQUITTAL. What you defense team can do is all the right things that maximize you chance of acquittal, dismissal or reversal on appeal. Also, having an aggressive tax defense team will maximize your chances of an more favorable plea deal, if necessary. If you are worried about a criminal indictment, or are looking to start assembling your defense team, call our hotline at 888-477-4258 or email Anthony Parent

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Can I deal with the IRS directly?

Can I deal with the IRS directly? In this video, I describe some of the difficulties the layperson has when dealing with a powerful and confusing IRS. For instance, IRS employees are demoralized. It is difficult to find an employee who is engaged in their job. So details get left out routinely. The IRS has computer systems that aren't integrated. So it is hard for various departments to actually see what is going on. Even the most helpful IRS employee can never represent you. They represent the government. Always. The government looks at you as a tax identification number and a revenue source. That is all. No one at the IRS loses sleep if you lose sleep. Even the Taxpayer Advocate must be an "impartial" advocate. What? How can someone an impartial advocate? Shouldn't your advocate tax your side? The analogy I give is that if you had a brain tumor you would find the best surgeon you could. And if you had a big tax problem you would find the best tax attorney you could. But how do you know if you have a brain tumor or a headache? How do you know if you have a little tax problem or a big one that could destroy your future? The answer is by listening to your gut and getting a professional opinion. Call the IRSMedic IRS problem hotline at 888-477-4258 and get a free evaluation of your tax problem. Or email Copyright 2014 IRSMedic Anthony Parent

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Did you check "no" on your Schedule B part III line 7a?

Did you check "no" on your Schedule B part III line 7a? Did you check "no" on your Schedule B part III line 7a when the correct answer should have been "yes?" Do NOT freak out. Willful FBAR penalties are not automatic. Willfulness requires more than making a mistake on Schedule B. The IRS agrees: "The mere fact that a person checked the wrong box, or no box, on a Schedule B is not sufficient, by itself, to establish that the FBAR violation was attributable to willful blindness. " In this video I explain why this mistake is so common, and why you need to get a tax lawyer with "Offshore Chops" as recommended by Forbes in this article: To learn more about all of the 2014 OVDP changes, watch my OVDP webinar. Sign up here; #OVDPlawyer #OVDPattorney Anthony Parent

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

best tax attorney

best tax attorney What factors should you consider when trying to find the best tax attorney for you? In this video, Anthony E. Parent looks at the criteria you should consider -- there are many color in the tax attorney rainbow. Anthony Parent

Monday, July 21, 2014

Should I file an offer in compromise?

Should I file an offer in compromise? Should I file an Offer in Compromise? How much should I offer if I do it? Does an Offer in Compromise work? What about Offer in Compromise calculators? In this video I explain how even though someone at the IRS may think it is a good idea to file an Offer in Compromise, they may not be correct. I explain that the Offer in Compromise pre-qualfier is not accurate and whether or not you should hire someone to help you with an Offer in Compromise and what to listen for when you speak with a tax debt company. Anthony Parent

Thursday, July 17, 2014

IRS 2014 OVDP Webinar Introduction

IRS 2014 OVDP Webinar Introduction Anthony Parent