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The IRS’s Big Plans For Big Data

By Christopher M. Ferguson CPA Journal August/September 2021 Faced with shrinking budgets and resources, for more than a decade the IRS has been forced to do more with less. It has responded by turning to big data analytics. In recent years, the IRS has amassed massive amounts of taxpayer data

AMLA 2020: Sweeping New AML Laws Have Broad Impacts on All Financial Crimes

By Don Fort, Christopher M. Ferguson, and Olivia Renensland The White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter, published by the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s White Collar Crime Committee Winter/Spring 2021 On January 1, 2021, following House and Senate overrides of a presidential veto, the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year

Christopher M. Ferguson Quoted In Mercury News Article Entitled “A Lafayette Youth Baseball League Supposedly Got A $5 Million PPP Loan. Here’s What Really Happened”

In a recent Mercury News article by Leonardo Castañeda entitled “A Lafayette Youth Baseball League Supposedly Got a $5 Million PPP Loan. Here’s What Really Happened,” Christopher M. Ferguson discussed the issue of fraudulent loans issued under the federal Paycheck Protection Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Excerpts from the article

Prosecuting PPP Fraud May Be Harder Than It Seems

By Christopher M. Ferguson May 12, 2020 Once the May 14 deadline for arguably undeserving recipients of PPP loans to return the funds “no questions asked” has passed, the government will no doubt seek to make examples of undeserving PPP loan recipients. For anyone following developments in the massive small

The IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Has Ended—now What?

By Christopher M. Ferguson NYSSCPA Tax Stringer April 1, 2020 On Sep. 28, 2018, the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) came to an end; however, offshore tax and reporting noncompliance persists in today’s increasingly global economy. Tax advisors are still helping clients who have been—or continue to be—noncompliant with their