IRS and UFA Sportsbooks
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government’s tax collection agency. It collects a great deal of taxes from people of all incomes and has various tax crimes committed against it. As most of the tax collectors in the US are required to undergo some training courses, they also have to learn about the tax frauds which can be committed by an individual. For this purpose the IRS has developed various educational videos which can be downloaded from its website.
The Tax Fraud Office of the United States Government offers videos that explain how to commit tax fraud with ease. These videos have been designed by well recognized experts and renowned tax fraud attorneys. One such video which can be downloaded from the website is titled “How To Avoid Being Arrested On A Federal Tax Fraud Charge!” It gives a detailed insight into the types of tax frauds, the different crimes with which an individual can be charged and all the possible defenses which can be used.
Among the most common defenses available for fraud is the “innocent spouse” defense. This is generally used by persons who are charged with tax evasion or with evading tax payment. The “innocent spouse” defense generally means that the charged party was not actually helping or assisting in the evasion or avoidance of tax payments. Some examples of such parties include: people who manage their own sports books, individuals who book lottery tickets for their friends and family members, people who buy tickets for sporting events on eBay and other such sites and so on. People who are charged with UFA do not generally prove that they did not know what they were doing and that they did not commit any of the crimes cited above. In these cases, the IRS will have to prove that the accused party willfully violated the law.
Another popular defense strategy is that the tax charged party has simply been careless about paying his or her UFA obligations. For example, the tax evader may not have kept track of his or her receipts and thus ended up not being able to claim all the taxes due. In such a case, it would be an error by the tax payer to say that he or she did not know what he or she was doing when it comes to filing UFA forms. The IRS will have to prove that there was a financial loss due to the tax evasion and that the party should have paid his or her tax even if he or she had been careless and did not file the form completely and correctly.
Many tax evaders will also use the “innocent spouse” defense to try and avoid paying UFA. In this case, the spouse who has been charged with UFA will argue that he or she merely shared information with the other party (the person being charged with UFA). The innocent spouse will often argue that the other party in fact told them not to do anything and that, if anything was done, then it was inadvertent. This often results in hefty fines and a large amount of jail time. The IRS will often use flimsy arguments in trying to get sports books to give them more money than is owed.
There are many ways that a person can lose his or her rights to recover money from an IRS penalty. However, most people that have had to deal with the IRS and UFA are often surprised at just how little they know. One thing is for certain, however; the IRS will always find a way to get the most out of any situation, including the sports books. The best thing that a person can do is to be prepared, informed, and vigilant about everything that happens in his or her life.