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Kansas Business Owner Convicted on Federal Tax Charges

WASHINGTON – A Leawood, Kansas, business owner was convicted today of tax fraud following a month-long jury trial, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Barry R. Grissom of the District of Kansas. The jury found Kathleen Stegman, 58, guilty of four counts of tax…

IRS SENDS WARNING LETTERS TO TAX PRACTITIONERS ON INACCURATE EITC CLAIMS

The Internal Revenue Service said it is sending letters in November and December to tax preparers suspected of filing inaccurate claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit. In an email to tax professionals on Tuesday, the IRS said the letters detail the critical issues identified on the tax returns, explain the consequences of filing inaccurate…

Trevillion Recognized With Statewide Award

Jeff Trevillion Jr., shareholder, was recognized with the “Trailblazer” award from the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. See page 32 in the magazine below: CPA Focus Magazine March/April 2013

U.S. Treasury signs pact with France for anti-tax evasion law

Does anyone recall the scrambling of many people when the United Bank of Scotland (UBS) and several Swiss banks decided to reveal the identities of American account holders to the US Treasury Department? The IRS and the USDOJ agreed to an amnesty program, where American account holders who were out of compliance (violators) could voluntarily…

Tax Fraud: Apparently, They CAN Make This Stuff Up

Even if you or someone you know is guilty of similar conduct detailed below, an experienced litigator can help navigate the pitfalls of federal sentencing.   Manteca, Calif.: Robert Eldon Robertson and Esther Lynne Robertson have been indicted on charges of filing two false claims for federal refunds, filing liens against the former IRS commissioner,…

No Business Expense for MBA Tuition

A taxpayer represented himself at trial in US Tax court regarding his dispute with the IRS over his attempt to deduct his MBA tuition as a business expense. I have no doubt that this man ignored his accountant’s advice or prepared his own tax return, was audited, and lost at trial.   In a ruling…

Tax Crime Prosecutions Rise

Within the last four years, IRS referrals to the Department of Justice for the criminal prosecution of tax crimes have increased. This is remarkable because there are fewer criminal investigators currently working for the IRS. See link for further reading – http://trac.syr.edu/tracirs/latest/342/

IRS Employee Arrested at Desk

A twelve year employee was arrested for her involvement in an identity theft scheme. Her 57 month sentence was based, in part, on her criminal history and the monetary loss to the victims and or the government. See the full article below.   –A former Internal Revenue Service employee has been sentenced to four years…

A little bit about Jeffery D. Trevillion, Jr.

Trevillion’s trial skills have greatly enhanced his ability to handle many different types of controversies and government investigations such as IRS examinations, eggshell audits, U.S. Tax Court litigation, and defending the accused is state or Federal court.   Trevillion’s experience as a trial lawyer and a certified public accountant strikes a highly specialized balance between transactional work and…

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