Accountant Michael Goldner sentenced to 40 months in prison for tax fraud in Pennsylvania. From 2013 to 2017, Goldner underreported over $4 million in income and failed to pay over $1.8 million in taxes, paying only $100,000. To evade taxes owed, Goldner cashed paychecks and used employer’s bank accounts to pay for personal expenses such as rent, second home, groceries, private school, dance lessons, country club dues, and restitution from previous fraud conviction. The fraud conviction was for wire fraud and tax evasion after bilking would be investors out of millions. Goldner failed to report any income from employer on tax returns for 2016 and 2017 and did not file returns for 2018 and 2019. In addition to prison sentence, Goldner is ordered to pay restitution.
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Tax fraud is the intentional act of cheating on one’s taxes in order to pay less than what is owed. This can take many forms, such as underreporting income, claiming false deductions, or hiding assets. Tax fraud is a serious crime that can result in criminal charges and significant fines or prison time. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing tax laws in the United States. If the IRS discovers that an individual or business has committed tax fraud, it can pursue criminal charges and seek restitution for the taxes owed. The IRS also has the authority to levy fines and penalties, seize assets, and garnish wages.
It is important to be honest and accurate when filing taxes. If you are unsure about how to properly report your income or claim deductions, it is best to seek the advice of a tax professional or refer to IRS guidelines. Ignorance of the law is not a defense against tax fraud. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to paying your fair share of taxes.