tax fraud

The Year's Most Outrageous Tax Cheats

From a restauranteur who hid cash receipts in octopus boxes to a self-proclaimed governor who buried his gold, here are some of the oddest tax frauds the IRS caught last year.

Meet the 'Voice of the Taxpayer': Nina Olson Speaks for You

Think you're on your own if you want your tax-related concerns heard in Washington? Well, you're not. Since 1979 there's been an official advocate who has the ear of Congress, regularly making a stink on taxpayers' behalf, aiming for a fairer, simpler, system.

Tax Prep Nightmare: Don't Get Conned by Your Tax Pro

A series of major problems and the whiff of potential fraud at a tax-prep company called "Mo Money Taxes" are a scary reminder: Be smart about selecting the professional who helps with your tax return. Here are some tips to help you avoid the shady characters.

Calif. Sues City Officials for Overpaying Themselves

California Attorney General Jerry Brown is suing eight current and former city executives from the town of Bell over ridiculously the absurdly inflated salaries they paid themselves, which they financed by overcharging Bell residents on taxes and fees.

Germans Raid Credit Suisse in Tax Evasion Probe

German prosecutors raided all 13 Credit Suisse branches in the country on Wednesday as part of a probe into tax fraud. Earlier this year, German authorities acquired information on some 1,500 Credit Suisse customers who may have been using the Swiss accounts to avoid paying taxes.

Tax refund scams on the rise

IRS tax preparationAs Tax Day creeps closer, tax refund scams are on the rise. A number of fake tax refund schemes have been made public in recent days, as the Justice...

New York busts shady tax preparers

When consumers think about tax fraud, they typically think about the individuals who fail to report all their income or who take bad deductions. Many...