Monthly Archives: March 2012

More Tax Scam

This one came across the news wire today and I’m sorry, but I just can’t resist a snarky comment.An H&R Block manager was arrested in Van Nuys, CA in February for identity theft. Apparently he was using client’s information to prepare bogus tax returns on their behalf and obtain refunds using the H&R Block “Emerald” [...]

By |2018-02-07T14:19:14-08:00March 26th, 2012|Pauls's Tax Blog|0 Comments

It’s Scammertime!

As we close in on April 15, the traditional tax filing hysteria with all the media attention helps spawn another side industry – tax scams. This time of year criminals use the fear of IRS to prey on victims and get them to disclose valuable info to steal identities and money. The IRS issued a [...]

By |2012-03-22T17:11:00-07:00March 22nd, 2012|Forensic Accounting|Comments Off on It’s Scammertime!

It’s Scammertime!

As we close in on April 15, the traditional tax filing hysteria with all the media attention helps spawn another side industry – tax scams. This time of year criminals use the fear of IRS to prey on victims and get them to disclose valuable info to steal identities and money.The IRS issued a warning [...]

By |2018-02-07T14:19:14-08:00March 21st, 2012|Pauls's Tax Blog|0 Comments

Fake Audit Reports and Fake Financial Reporting

Always, always, always, call the auditor who prepared the statements to determine whether you have real statements. We just did this on our "Invisible Children" post ... and they were delighted to talk to us! (P.S. They said good things about Invisible Children) Also check with the State Board of Accountancy look-up to see if [...]

By |2018-07-09T10:07:59-07:00March 16th, 2012|auditors, due diligence, Embezzlement, fake CPA, financial planner, forensic accountant, Forensic Accounting, James Michael Murray, Jones Moore and Associates|Comments Off on Fake Audit Reports and Fake Financial Reporting

Kony 2012, Invisible Children, Scam or Not?

37,000,000 hits on you tube. Only about 1,000,000 likes. About 32,000 dislikes. (This is as of March 8, 2012.) Apparently not a whole lot of people went through the whole 29 minute video. Many comments are found on You Tube and Facebook that this is a scam initiated by Invisible Children. Let's do some rudimentary [...]

By |2018-07-09T12:42:33-07:00March 8th, 2012|Forensic Accounting|Comments Off on Kony 2012, Invisible Children, Scam or Not?

Biting the hand that feeds

Usually whenever any political body starts tinkering with taxes it is another Right To Work act for accountants. Virtually every “tax simplification” or “tax reduction” act that comes along only serves to make compliance more difficult for the taxpaying public.Given that tax accountants are arguably the only constituency that will always benefit from any change [...]

By |2018-02-07T14:19:14-08:00March 6th, 2012|Pauls's Tax Blog|0 Comments

Crisis Averted

If you operate a business or are a sole proprietor you mayhave noticed a few new lines that appeared on your tax forms for 2011. In 2008Congress passed a tax law that requires all businesses to separately disclosethe amount of their gross revenue that was collected via credit cards. Thisamount was to be reconciled by [...]

By |2018-02-07T14:19:14-08:00March 2nd, 2012|Pauls's Tax Blog|0 Comments