Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tax Indictments

As tax day gets closer, it is always interesting to see the spike in criminal tax filings. In many ways this makes sense since a goal is to achieve deterrence by letting the public know the ramifications of failing to file or fraudulently filing tax returns. But one problem, as I see it, is that DOJ doesn't put out press releases when individuals are found not guilty.

But also consider Professor Stuart Green's op ed piece (CNBC) - "Why Do People Cheat on Their Taxes?"  and CNBC The American Tax Cheat here.

Here are some of the recent DOJ Press Releases on tax filings:

DOJ Press Release, Alabama Sisters Indicted for Tax Fraud and Identity Theft


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UBS executives, who participated in what must be the largest tax evasion scheme (14000+ participants) ever, were able to use shareholder money to buy themselves out of trouble.

Rich white men can't go to jail now can they?

Posted by: save_the_rustbelt | Apr 14, 2011 4:01:56 PM

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