The Impact of Relevant Conduct on Taxpayers

The Impact of Relevant Conduct on Taxpayers

IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agents use the specific items method of proving income because it is generally the easiest method of proof that the IRS has in its arsenal to prove unreported income. IRM 9.5.9.4 states, “Where the government is using the specific...
Discovery Actions Beneficial to the Defense

Discovery Actions Beneficial to the Defense

It is extremely important for an expert witness working for a defense attorney on a civil or criminal case to have access to discovery.  Today there are methods of sharing files through ShareFile, YouSendIt, RapidShare, and other file sharing software like Dropbox,...
Follow the Money and Assist Your Client

Follow the Money and Assist Your Client

Over the years, when investigating financial matters, it has been determined essential to “follow the money.”  In training, the Internal Revenue Service fostered the concept of “full financial investigation.”  In the private sector, “following the money” is...
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loans Round 2

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loans Round 2

This article continues the series of PPP Loan matters. On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES...
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loans Round 2

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loans Round 2

This article continues the series of PPP Loan matters. On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES...
Attorneys Beware: scammers are after you

Attorneys Beware: scammers are after you

Beware the scammers are attempting to gain access to your trust accounts.  Recently, an attorney who received an email advising that a Swedish company needed the assistance of an attorney to complete a business transaction contacted Sage Investigations LLC. The...