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Recent IRS Investigations

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The following IRS investigations are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as investigations related to cases or clients of Landmark Tax Group. 

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Tax Evasion and Fraud

Founder of USA Harvest Sentenced for Embezzling From the Charity and Tax Fraud

Former Bank Manager Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Filing a False Tax Return

Business Owner Sentenced for $14 Million Fraud Scheme


Tax Evasion and Fraud

California Man Sentenced for Economic Espionage and Other Federal Charges

Former New Orleans Mayor Sentenced for Conspiracy, Bribery, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering and Tax Violations

Former South Carolina Pastor Sentenced


Tax Evasion and Fraud

New Jersey Attorney Sentenced for Income Tax Evasion and Failing to Pay Payroll Taxes  

San Antonio Businessmen Sentenced for $133M Money Laundering and Mail Fraud


Tax Evasion and Fraud

New York Attorney Sentenced for Tax Violations  

Massachusetts Doctor Sentenced for Multiple Tax-Related Crimes

North Carolina Woman Sentenced for Tax and Mortgage Fraud


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Michigan Resident Sentenced for Filing False Tax Return

Nebraska Man Sentenced for Employment Tax Fraud

CPA Disbarred for Stealing from Daughter’s Trust Fund


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Ohio CPA Sentenced for Filing a False Income Tax Return

California Accountant Sentenced in Tax Fraud Case Involving Sham Non-Profit Organization

California Bookkeeper Sentenced for Fraud and Tax Evasion


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Defendant Sentenced in $1.8 Million Scheme to Defraud Kaiser Permanente

Michigan Attorney Sentenced for Mail Fraud and Tax Offense

CPA Disbarred for Multiple Violations


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Alabama Woman Sentenced for Identity Theft Conspiracy

Chicago Man Sentenced for Tax and Wire Fraud

Memphis Woman Sentenced on Tax Fraud Charges


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Former U.S. Marine Sentenced for Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Marines

Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Georgia Tax Preparers

Las Vegas Attorney Sentenced for Tax Fraud


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Ohio Pharmacist Sentenced for Failing to Pay Taxes

Maryland Business Owner Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Failing to Pay Employment Taxes

Former CFO of New Jersey Investment Management Company Sentenced for Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion


Tax Evasion and Fraud

California Man Sentenced for $9.5 Million Investment Scam

Woman Sentenced for Tax Fraud Conspiracy in South Florida

Former Ford Assembly Plant Manager Sentenced on Tax Evasion Charges


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Florida Ponzi Schemer Sentenced

Co-Founder and Former CEO of Technology Company Sentenced for $30 Million Fraud Scheme

Pastor Sentenced for Operating $1.8 Million Ponzi Scheme


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Virginia Lawyer Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Former IRS Revenue Agent Sentenced in $8 Million Investment Scam


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Former Chairman and CEO of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. Sentenced for Foreign Bribery and Kickback Schemes

Former Police Officer Sentenced for Illegal Gun Sales and Tax Crime

Former Nevada Home Builder Executive Sentenced on Mail Fraud and Tax Evasion Charges


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Father and Son Sentenced in $39 Million Investment Scam

California Resident Sentenced for Failing to Report Almost $1 Million in Income

Adult Entertainment Executive Sentenced for Tax Violation


Tax Evasion and Fraud

Oklahoma Woman Sentenced for Filing a False Tax Return

Three California Men Sentenced for Defrauding Nut Growers and Processors

New York Attorney Sentenced for Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion


See: 6 Ways to Reduce Your Chance of an IRS Audit

See: How to Choose a Tax Preparer 


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Very good experience and glad I made the decision to use this company. Michael was professional and courteous in all of my dealings with him. My tax dilemma was quickly resolved and Michael even waived much of his normal fee. Where else have you heard of a business doing that? Without question, I would recommend Landmark Tax Group for anyone seeking a fair resolution for a tax problem.

Great service! Michael really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond. They delivered more than they promised and helped me get an AWESOME resolution to my case.  I highly recommend them.

I worked with Landmark Tax Group to help sort through my LLC, 501c(3) and personal finance questions. They were prompt, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. This was the best experience I’ve had with a tax company. I would HIGHLY recommend them!

Great service!!! Very diligent and most importantly high integrity. One of those rare occasions when someone is looking out for your best interest.

Michael was fantastic! He understood my case very quickly, got right to work and was super prompt with communications. His professionalism and his friendly demeanor immediately put me at ease. I whole heartedly recommend contacting them if you’re in need of advice and assistance.

I received great advice in how to deal with the FTB, i don’t review often, but when someone is honest and legitimate, they do deserve a review.  My questions were answered, and if i didn’t quite understand, Micheal was more than willing to give me follow-up answers to better help me.  I highly recommend Landmark Tax Group, just for the mere fact that they treat you as a human being, Not a cash cow.

I had some returns from previous years to complete after receiving a hefty bill from the California Franchise Tax Board.  Michael was prompt in answering my questions and very helpful and reassuring.  We had several back and forth communications and this was all done for free since they do not prepare tax returns.  He gave me some contacts and advice and now I’m on my way to getting my situation resolved.  I’m very thankful for his advice and guidance.

While Michael’s scope of practice meant that we ultimately could not work directly to resolve the issue I was having, he was very prompt, professional, generous and kind in taking time out of his schedule to consult with me, refer me to his network of colleagues- not just once, but a second time even months after. Some professionals are just after services and compensations but Michael strikes me as someone who genuinely cares about your situation and wants to see to it that it gets resolved. These other reviews speak to that as well. You never want to be in a situation where you need to be looking up tax help, but God forbid you ever are, Michael is the person you want in your corner!

Michael and Landmark Tax Group were simply awesome. I like so many others had a year’s old tax issue arise with California FTB. I no longer live there which compounded the stress of the situation. The state had seized monies and filed a lien. After a call to an online tax relief place and some sketchy phone calls I was so happy to find Michael and immediately felt in good hands… at a time of considerable panic.
Fast forward to today and with his help I am totally debt free. He saved me $23,000
I highly recommend Michael and Landmark Tax Group

Michael Raanan is an angel! Michael went above and beyond for me. He was very knowledgeable, professional and very thorough! He is easy to talk to and amazing at what he does. I have a feeling that everyone at landmark tax group shares this way of professionalism! I highly recommend coming here for any and all of your tax help. They will help you and you will be more than pleased with them. 🙂

After calling the other highly advertised tax assistant agency’s and being disappointed with how they responded to my tax matter, I feel fortunate to have found out about the Landmark Tax Group. Michael was very understanding of my situation, and I felt very comfortable dealing with him. He was very knowledgeable and professional in handling our tax issue in a timely manner. I would highly recommend The Landmark Tax Group to anyone who needs assistance in dealing with the IRS.

Wow, just wow. I called Michael today to ask about some major tax issues I had with a defunct corporation I’d started years ago. Michael talked to me for about half an hour, walking me through options and generally helping me understand my options.

Because of him, I’m going to rest nicely tonight for the first time in weeks. It was great to hear that he used to work in IRS collections for 8 years too… which made me feel a lot more secure in his answer.

In all, I’m completely stunned by the level of service he gave to a random stranger who called in and wasn’t going to turn into any revenue for him. I have to imagine that his level of service for actual customers is unreal.

Fast, dependable, reliable, full transparency.  Michael Raanan of Landmark Tax Group allayed my fears spending the rest of my senior years paying my tax debt.  As a result of his extensive knowledge of the tax code, the right questions to ask, and his dedication to my case, I had information, resolution and a plan of action within 24 hours, start to finish.  Amazing!  I highly recommend Landmark Tax Group!

We were very pleased with the expert assistance we received from Michael Raanan at Landmark Tax Group.  In a matter of months we had a resolution to our IRS tax issue.  He was very knowledgeable, professional, explained things in easy to understand terminology & was very easy to discuss our tax issues with.  We called around to other tax groups & just felt the most comfortable speaking & working with Michael.  We are happy to recommend him & his firm.

Great place for tax [relief] advice. Even if they don’t see a need for you to use and pay for their service, they’ll still give you excellent advice and direction at no cost. They are worth a call.

Michael Raanan represents the highest level of professionalism, integrity, decency, and true concern for his clients. His advice every step of the way was right on target.  The end result was a savings of $13,000 on my taxes.

I have already referred him to the other members of my financial team and have complete confidence in referring any clients to him. He is a shining star in his field.

Oh, did I mention how reasonable his fees are? Exceptional considering the amount of attention he provides.

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