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Guilty: Ferrari Mechanic Does Time for Tax Evasion

By on Feb 9, 2016 in Tax Attorney |

If you think that age will be enough to convince the IRS to ignore any mistakes you’ve made on your tax returns, you should think again. A 71-year-old man who worked as a professional Ferrari mechanic recently learned this when he was found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to spend the next two years of his life in prison. According the IRS, the guilty party, Terry Myr, convinced a majority of his clients to either pay him in cash, or to use their debit cards when they settled their repair bill. He then neglected to tell the IRS about how much cash he was paid. Even though Myr has proclaimed himself innocent since the first day he was accused of tax evasion, his lawyer was unable to convince the tax court of his innocence. In addition to finding Myr guilty of tax evasion and sentencing him to two years in prison, he has also been ordered to pay the IRS $195,000 in back taxes. When...

Detroit Lawyer Faces Tax Evasion Charges… Again

By on Feb 9, 2016 in Tax Attorney |

This isn’t the first time that W. Otis Culpepper, a Detroit attorney, has found himself in tax court. Not only was he sent to prison once for tax evasion, but he there was also a period of time when he was not allowed to practice law. That was back in 1988 and Culpepper spent three years in prison. Now the Detroit lawyer is facing additional serious tax evasion charges. This time the IRS is going after Culpepper for a total of five years’ worth of taxes that they say he failed to pay. Based on information provided by the IRS, Culpepper owes the IRS $192,000. Culpepper hasn’t let his past slow him down, despite the guilty verdict in 1988, Culpepper enjoys a thriving legal practice and his clients include Miss USA as well as some notorious members of street gangs in a variety of criminal cases. At the moment, the federal government has filed criminal charges against Culpepper. They’re...

Why you need a tax attorney

By on Dec 15, 2015 in Tax Attorney |

IRS tax problems need to be handled very carefully as a tiny mistake can cost you a lot including jail time. The tax laws and legalities which are involved with the process of tax settlement of your IRS taxes are very complicated and frustrating at times. To save yourself and your business IRS penalties, interest and possible criminal charges, hiring a tax attorney is highly advisable as they will be able to expertly handle your situation. A tax attorney, CPA or the IRS licensed enrolled agent should understand everything about tax laws and procedures. They will have the expertise to devise a specific action plan for your situation as they are trained and experienced enough to handle the technicalities involved in the tax process. Reasons to hire a tax attorney For IRS predicaments an IRS tax attorney can give you attorney-client privilege and for law cases your attorney would be...