Tax Law

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Is It the Defendant's Burden to Prove Good Faith As a Defense to Willfulness?
Posted on 13 Aug 2013 by Jack Townsend

Willulness is the express statutory requirement for most tax crimes. (Some alternative formulation approaching if not equaling willfulness is required for the tax related crimes, such as tax obstruction or conspiracy; but I focus here on a crime that... Read More

The Intersection of Conspiracy and Tax Obstruction
Posted on 28 Jan 2014 by Jack Townsend

In United States v. Floyd , ___ F.3d ___, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 253 (1st Cir. 2014), here , the First Circuit panel affirmed the defendants' convictions and sentencings arising from their tax evading payroll tax scheme and warehouse banking scheme... Read More

Cincinnati Attorney Pleads to Tax Obstruction
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Jack Townsend

Suzanne Land, a Cincinnati attorney, has pled to one count of tax obstruction, Section 7212(a), here , a three year felony. The DOJ Tax press release is here . I will obtain the guilty plea when available and post it. The press release describes her conduct... Read More

Cincinnati Attorney Pleads to Tax Obstruction
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Jack Townsend

Suzanne Land, a Cincinnati attorney, has pled to one count of tax obstruction, Section 7212(a), here , a three year felony. The DOJ Tax press release is here . I will obtain the guilty plea when available and post it. The press release describes her conduct... Read More