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Connecticut tax crimes: Fraud or mistake

Income taxes -- no one really wants to deal with having to file and pay them every year. It is, however, a part of life that, until tax laws are changed, is not going away. So, Connecticut residents fill out their forms and get things submitted -- usually on time. The problem is, some commit tax crimes while in the process, with or without knowing it.

What is the difference between tax planning and tax evasion?

According to the IRS, a fine line may separate tax planning from tax evasion. To be fair, the type of planning we’re talking about isn’t just setting up a new filing system to document next year’s deductions. In the eyes of the IRS, tax planning might refer to tax avoidance schemes.

Defense tip: negotiate with the IRS before the indictment

A liquor store co-owner recently learned the harsh consequences for federal tax evasion the hard way. The 67-year-old man’s conviction for tax evasion and conspiring to defraud the United States has resulted in a 41-month prison sentence. His sentence also includes an order to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS hopes extra screening will reduce fraudulent refund payments

Fraudulent tax returns hurt everyone. To combat this crime, the IRS is forced to devote costly agency resources. State and federal government budgets are deprived. And for the average taxpayer, an additional consequence this year will be delayed tax refunds.

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