Biggest Tax Evasion Case in US History

IRS Nabs Billionaire in Biggest Tax Evasion Case in US History Tech mogul Robert Brockman has been charged with tax evasion totaling over two billion dollars, the largest case of its kind in the United States. Brockman, the CEO of Reynolds and Reynolds, a company that makes management software for car dealerships, is also accused of money laundering, wire fraud … Read More

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Help With Penalties & Interest

Question:  I do not have the funds to pay what I owe for my 2019 income tax return.  I also was late in filing the return. Not only is the IRS demanding the tax I owe, but they have slapped on these huge amounts for penalties and interest.  I had extenuating circumstances that caused all of this. This isn’t fair…what … Read More

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Paperwork Needed For Tax Problem Resolution

Question: I’ve finally decided to seek help from a Tax Professional who specializes in Tax Problem Resolution.  I want to start getting my paperwork together for the appointment; what will I need to bring with me? Answer:  It’s very important to have certain documentation with you for the initial interview.  Your tax resolution specialist will need this info to determine … Read More


He Helped Millions Fight Off Viruses Then Hid His Millions from the IRS

John McAfee, the creator of McAfee VirusScan software, has been arrested in Spain and is awaiting extradition to the US on charges of tax evasion. He is accused of failing to file tax returns from 2014 to 2018 despite earning more than 23 million dollars during that time. McAfee resigned from the company that bears his name in 1994, and … Read More


IRS Tax Garnishment Explained

What does an IRS garnishment mean to you? You received a notice of “intent to Levy” 30 days ago and you forgot or ignored it. Now it’s Payday. You are expecting a check, but you open the envelope and find that the IRS has already taken out almost all of your money using an IRS garnishment. What’s left is not … Read More


Divorce and the IRS

Question: I’m currently separated from my spouse, who owns his own business, and we are in the process of getting a divorce.  I have always filed jointly with my spouse and now the IRS is sending me notices stating I owe $35,000.  I have no idea how they are coming up with this amount as my spouse said he was … Read More

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Guide to Working From Home

Working from home? It may be time to put the professionals at Jim Matthews CPA on speed dial! Recent reports show that as many as 35.2% of US workers are working entirely from home. So what does this mean for their taxes and deducting their home office? Consider the following tips below, from Forbes: You are not self-employed just because … Read More

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What is a Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL)?

Question: I received a Notice of Federal Tax Lien via certified mail for unpaid taxes and I’m scared and don’t know what to do. How do I get this situation resolved?  Answer: A Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) is public record and is generally filed with the County Recorder where you reside.  It’s a formal notice to all your … Read More

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Owing 941 Payroll Taxes

Question: I own a small business and we had to shut down due to the Pandemic and in order to keep afloat, I did not send the IRS my employee’s withholding (941) taxes for a few quarters.  How much trouble am I in? Answer: Owing 941 payroll taxes is very different from owing personal income taxes. Not only can the … Read More


All Tuckered Out: Joel Tucker’s Story

Joel Tucker, from Kansas City, Missouri, ran into trouble with the IRS after he was caught selling false debt portfolios. In 2009 Tucker founded eData Solutions, which collected loan application information, known as leads, that he sold to approximately 70 payday lender clients. In 2012 Tucker sold the company to the Wyandotte Indian tribe but kept a file of 7.8 … Read More