Tax Expert and Advisor Barry G. Fowler, EA, Gives Examples Of Taxpayers And Preparers Who Have Crossed The Line With The IRS And Are Paying For It
Barry G. Fowler, EA, leading expert in tax resolution issues and CEO of Taxation Solutions offers stories of taxpayers and preparers who have crossed into criminal territory with the IRS and got caught as an example to his readers of what not to do.
Houston, TX – November 26, 2018 – Barry G. Fowler, CEO of Taxation Solutions, posted a new article on the company website entitled “Ex-IRS Special Agent And Other Taxpayers And Preparers In IRS Hot Water,” in which Mr. Fowler hopes to help his readers steer clear of running afoul with the IRS.
“We are winding up the year and getting ready to head into yet another tax filing season,” says Fowler, adding, “Unless you have your own business, things can get pretty quiet this time of year, tax wise. So, just to keep you informed about what kind of shenanigans go on out in this wild world regarding people involved with taxes, I’m sharing a few examples of what not to do from one of my favorite industry sources, accountingtoday.com.”
Fowler states, “This one really gets me.” He adds “You just never know who you can trust to prepare you taxes. Well, you can certainly trust all the preparers at our firm. If there is even the slightest hint of something off, or anything off-kilter that turns up while deciding to bring a preparer onto our team, they never make it to our team.” “But,” he says, “one would not be suspicious of a preparer who was a former special agent for IRS Criminal Investigation. You might just think you hit the jackpot!”
Fowler writes, “I don’t actually know if she was preparing taxes for others in her place of residence in Sacramento, CA. But she did prepare her own taxes and has, according to the article I read, “been sentenced to 51 months in prison for filing false returns, obstruction of justice and stealing government money.” In addition, this particular special agent is pretty darn smart. She holds an MBA. So here’s what she did with that brilliance. She “filed six false returns: three personal returns for 2009, 2010 and 2011 and three in the names of trusts she created for years 2010 and 2011. On her personal returns, she fraudulently claimed head of household filing status, listed false dependents and claimed deductions for education expenses to which she was not entitled. She also obtained a fraudulent legal separation decree from the California Superior Court for Yolo County so that she and her husband could claim undeserved rental real estate loss deductions. On a trust return, she also falsely claimed to be paying wages to her mother and sister to care for her son and father.”
Fowler goes on to give two more examples, both of whom are serving prison sentences. He states, “We all have a responsibility to file and pay our taxes. We may not like it, but we must do it or suffer the consequences.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.taxationsolutions.net/ex-irs-special-agent-and-other-taxpayers-and-preparers-in-irs-hot-water/
About Barry G. Fowler, EA
Barry G. Fowler founded Taxation Solutions out of a genuine concern for the IRS issues his clients face, many of whom are self-employed, contract employees, or entrepreneurs. For his contributions to his profession and expertise in tax resolution and financial planning, Fowler has been featured as one of America’s Trendsetters on CBS and Yahoo, and as a Premier Expert in Inc. Magazine. He has been instrumental in helping hundreds of people resolve complex tax issues with the IRS.
Fowler is licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, and is a longstanding member of several tax industry professional organizations: NAEA, NATP, TSEA, ASTPS.