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St. Anthony Man Pleads Guilty In $19M Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors say a Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of more than $19 million. Fifty-five-year-old Tyrone Herman of St. Anthony entered his plea Friday in U.S. District Court. According to court documents, Herman claimed he could purchase small appliances from manufacturers and wholesalers at below-retail market rates.

10/10/2014

Taxes

MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax Returns

Two inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Tony Terrell Robinson, 30, and Tanka James Tetzlaff, 39, were each charged Tuesday with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 10 counts each of making false claims.

08/19/2014

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It’s Deadline Day To File Your Income Taxes

If you haven’t filed your 2013 income taxes yet, the clock is ticking. You have until the end of the day to get them done, get them in the mail or file for an extension. Officials with the Internal Revenue Service said about 35 million tax payers wait until the last week to file their taxes.

04/15/2014

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Tax Deadline Day Looming For Millions Of Americans

If you haven’t filed your 2013 income tax return yet, you have about a day to do so and get it in the mail or file paperwork for an extension to meet the April 15 deadline. But officials said the chances of getting audited are the lowest in years.

04/14/2014

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Should You File Your Own Taxes?

We are just a few days into tax filing season. Though most people probably haven’t gotten their taxes done quite yet, WCCO took look into answering one of the most common questions. Tax season was delayed a few weeks, but the deadline is still April 15.

02/04/2014

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MN AG Sues Company For Defrauding Seniors

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is going after a company she says tricked hundreds of people into believing they were protecting their families. The lawsuit filed Monday claims Heritage Partners, LLC convinced aging Minnesotans that a licensed attorney would prepare a living trust of will to protect their assets. Customers claim they were actually sold lies. The government estimates 10,000 Baby Boomers retire each day, many of whom have already begun planning for their future.

02/03/2014

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Minn. Tax Agency Awaits Guidance On Gay Marriage

Minnesota gay couples preparing to get married after it becomes legal next month will have to wait a bit longer for guidance on their income taxes. The state Department of Revenue served notice Thursday that it is awaiting further word from the Internal Revenue Service on how same-sex married couples should make federal tax calculations.

07/19/2013

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Avoid These Common Tax Day Mistakes

It’s crunch time to file your taxes. This Monday is April 15 — Tax Day. The Internal Revenue Service says 97 million American taxpayers had already submitted their tax forms by the first of the month.

04/15/2013

Filling Out Forms

Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

03/18/2013

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As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting Ready

The IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it.

03/04/2013

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Wis. Atheist Group Sues Over Religious Electioneering

A federal lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin-based group representing atheists and agnostics argues that the Internal Revenue Service is violating the U.S. Constitution by allowing tax-exempt churches and religious organizations to get involved in political campaigns.

11/15/2012

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Man Sentenced For Failure To Pay Employee Tax Withholding

A Shakopee businessman has been sentenced Monday for failing to pay federal income taxes withheld from workers.

09/10/2012

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Still Haven’t Done Your Taxes? You’re Not Alone

Two weeks from today, those tax returns are due. If you’ve waited to file, you’re not alone.

04/03/2012

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Labor Dept. Expands Enforcement Of Wage Violations

The Labor Department is signing agreements to share information with nine states and the Internal Revenue Service as it gets more aggressive in its program to crack down on businesses that cheat workers out of their hard-earned wages.

09/19/2011

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La Crosse Man Charged With Bomb Scare

A La Crosse man is charged with threatening to blow up a federal office.

09/02/2011

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