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TAX FRAUD TAMPA

Immigration lawyers in Tampa, Florida are most likely to be busy, if they are not now, they probably will be really soon. Florida is considering a new law similar to the immigration law Arizona recently passed. Tampa immigration lawyers should be prepared for long days ahead if a law similar to Arizona’s passes in Florida.

There has been a lot of controversy about Arizona’s new immigration law. If you are not familiar with it, here are the main points. Like Arizona, Tampa residents and the rest of Florida will require immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and police will be required to check the status of anyone who is reasonably suspected to not be in the United States illegally, meaning they were not born here, have not been through the immigration process, or have no visa to be in the U.S.

In Florida in 2008 they were an estimated 850,000 illegal immigrants. I imagine the metro cities, such as Orlando, Miami, and Tampa are prime locations for a lot of people who need to see an immigration attorney to be here (in Florida) legally.

Although there was an uproar about the immigration law in Arizona, voters in Florida seem to approve of what Arizona has done and are pushing for a change, every Tampa immigration lawyer will be busy because with number like 850,000 there will probably be a lot of people either put in jail, needing to go to court, or facing deportation.

I am not quite sure how the whole legal process works when someone is here illegally and wants to become a legal immigrant, but I would think that illegal immigrants are familiar with what it takes (or if it can de done- without having a fraud marriage, because marriage to a U.S. citizen is the fastest way to become a legal immigrant). This is where Orlando, Miami, or Tampa immigration lawyers help- by providing the best legal advice given the situation.

I imagine the people who have issues with the immigration law passed in Arizona would consider this ‘profiling,’ just like after September 11th with Muslims and others of Middle Eastern descent.

One negative I did hear of in regards to the law passed in Arizona is the number of people who I guess fled the state in fear of legal problems or deportation. The housing problem is bad enough with all the foreclosures; now on top of that, illegal aliens who were actually may have been paying their rent or mortgage up and leave, leaving the homeowner or bank with another property that will need to go on the market.

One other issue, which could be considered good or bad, depending on how you look at it, is the fact that the illegal aliens who up and left Arizona most likely had jobs. Their leaving vacates jobs, which would be good if you are a person who has had no luck finding a job and now more available, but on the other hand employers who have probably invested both time and money training or developing the departing employees’ skills may possibly have to spend more time and money to train new employees.

Even this scenario has a positive outcome. Hiring someone who is in the U.S. legally means when that person works they pay taxes, so on the flip side the illegal alien who was working was probably paid ‘under the table’ and paid no taxes.

Oh, did I forget to mention that the Arizona law also says that anyone knowingly harboring or transporting an illegal alien could also get in trouble!

If you or anyone you know is in the Florida illegally, more specifically Tampa, it would be wise to contact a Tampa immigration lawyer before any law similar to Arizona’s immigration law is passed.

TAX FRAUD TAMPA

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

Brian Worley has joined with PYA in forming its fifth affiliate company, PYA Analytics, LLC. Worley, the new firm’s CEO and president, was director of the Computational Science and Engineering Division at ORNL. PYA, with offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville and Tampa Bay, is ranked by Modern Healthcare as the nation’s 11th largest privately held healthcare consulting firm.

PYA President, Ed Pershing, who also serves as chairman of the new company, said PYA Analytics is both a next step and a quantum leap in the firms use of state-of-the-art analytic processes.

At PYA, we are always striving to provide valued resources to our clients, he said. In the early 1990s we began using data analytic tools to assist clients in improving operating performance. Those successful efforts led us in 2000 to establish Healthcare Horizons Consulting Group, which currently serves a number of Fortune 100 companies and is the industry leader in utilizing data analytical tools to audit large volumes of health claims without relying on sampling techniques which often are unreliable.

PYA Analytics represents the third generation in our ever evolving role as thought leaders in healthcare analytics. Brians dedicated leadership at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory formed a foundation on which PYA Analytics can build a lasting relationship with ORNL, a long-term goal of our company.

The company is drawing on former ORNL talent. In addition to Worley, Edmon Begoli, former chief architect for knowledge discovery infrastructures at ORNL, is joining PYA Analytics as Chief Technology Officer, and Tom Ballard, former ORNL Director of Partnerships, will serve as Chief Operating Officer. Kent Bottles, MD, a nationally known speaker and physician executive that recently joined PYA, is serving as medical director.

Billions of new electronic records and data are available, and the ability to process them on all scales of computers puts powerful new tools into the hands of even the smallest businesses, practice groups, and hospitals, Worley said. With the information we gather, we then can do simulation modeling to indicate the cost and effectiveness of prevention or intervention programs.

Pershing said data analytics holds great promise for curbing the spiraling costs of state Medicaid programs. For the past two years, Worley and Begoli have worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop an infrastructure that addresses the current and future big data needs of the national healthcare systems.

Containing Medicaid costs is a key to the success of healthcare reform, Pershing said. Data analytics may be the tool that can actually break not just bend the Medicaid cost curve by looking beyond waste and fraud to the demand for care, how it is accessed, and to education and preventative strategies.



Pershing Yoakley & Associates, founded in 1983, is a professional services firm specializing in healthcare and business consulting, tax, audit, valuation services, and public policy. In its Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville, and Tampa Bay offices, PYA has approximately 180 staff members serving more than 2,200 clients in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands. Other PYA-affiliate companies are Realty Trust Group, PYA Waltman Capital, Healthcare Horizons Consulting Group, and Bluegill Creative.








Immigration lawyers in Tampa, Florida are most likely to be busy, if they are not now, they probably will be really soon. Florida is considering a new law similar to the immigration law Arizona recently passed. Tampa immigration lawyers should be prepared for long days ahead if a law similar to Arizona’s passes in Florida.

There has been a lot of controversy about Arizona’s new immigration law. If you are not familiar with it, here are the main points. Like Arizona, Tampa residents and the rest of Florida will require immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and police will be required to check the status of anyone who is reasonably suspected to not be in the United States illegally, meaning they were not born here, have not been through the immigration process, or have no visa to be in the U.S.

In Florida in 2008 they were an estimated 850,000 illegal immigrants. I imagine the metro cities, such as Orlando, Miami, and Tampa are prime locations for a lot of people who need to see an immigration attorney to be here (in Florida) legally.

Although there was an uproar about the immigration law in Arizona, voters in Florida seem to approve of what Arizona has done and are pushing for a change, every Tampa immigration lawyer will be busy because with number like 850,000 there will probably be a lot of people either put in jail, needing to go to court, or facing deportation.

I am not quite sure how the whole legal process works when someone is here illegally and wants to become a legal immigrant, but I would think that illegal immigrants are familiar with what it takes (or if it can de done- without having a fraud marriage, because marriage to a U.S. citizen is the fastest way to become a legal immigrant). This is where Orlando, Miami, or Tampa immigration lawyers help- by providing the best legal advice given the situation.

I imagine the people who have issues with the immigration law passed in Arizona would consider this ‘profiling,’ just like after September 11th with Muslims and others of Middle Eastern descent.

One negative I did hear of in regards to the law passed in Arizona is the number of people who I guess fled the state in fear of legal problems or deportation. The housing problem is bad enough with all the foreclosures; now on top of that, illegal aliens who were actually may have been paying their rent or mortgage up and leave, leaving the homeowner or bank with another property that will need to go on the market.

One other issue, which could be considered good or bad, depending on how you look at it, is the fact that the illegal aliens who up and left Arizona most likely had jobs. Their leaving vacates jobs, which would be good if you are a person who has had no luck finding a job and now more available, but on the other hand employers who have probably invested both time and money training or developing the departing employees’ skills may possibly have to spend more time and money to train new employees.

Even this scenario has a positive outcome. Hiring someone who is in the U.S. legally means when that person works they pay taxes, so on the flip side the illegal alien who was working was probably paid ‘under the table’ and paid no taxes.

Oh, did I forget to mention that the Arizona law also says that anyone knowingly harboring or transporting an illegal alien could also get in trouble!

If you or anyone you know is in the Florida illegally, more specifically Tampa, it would be wise to contact a Tampa immigration lawyer before any law similar to Arizona’s immigration law is passed.

 

When we talk about voluntary compliance it means that everyone is responsible for filing a tax return and paying as much taxes as necessary. Gladly, major part of American recognize their legal responsibilities and pay taxes. But along with that there are many people who do everything to avoid tax obligations. These people are a serious danger for the American economy.

Recently, the level of tax frauds has increased greatly. But not only government suffers from this kind of scam. Sometimes taxpayers also get scammed when trying to deal with their taxes. Complaint websites contain hundreds of complaints about tax fraud.

The largest enforcement of the Criminal Investigation called The General Fraud Program deals with tax frauds. Here is the list of actions that are classified as tax fraud:

- deliberately underreporting or omitting income;

- keeping two sets of books;

- claiming personal expenses as business expenses;

- hiding or transferring assets or income;

- overstating the amount of deductions;

- making false entries in books and records;

- claiming false deductions.

Sure, everybody wants to get money, not pay it. Especially, if it is about giving money to the government.

I can’t even imagine how people manage to invent such unbelievable tax fraud schemes. Sometimes they are really impressive. 

Tax frauds are blooming all over the world, and every year the amount of financial losses amazes more and more. For example, in 2006 in Spain there was revealed one of the greatest tax frauds in the history of the country. Frauds manipulated with value-added tax and as a result government lost 400 million Euro. The sum is pretty stunning, isn’t it? Police said that criminals acted not only in Spain, but also in other countries. Among detained there was one of the main European financial scam specialists. 

Managing taxes is not that easy thing to do, so no wonder there are many companies who offer tax management services. Well, I think such services are very convenient and they really save time. So, no wonder millions of American share my views and pay professionals who will keep all that tax stuff in order.

I don’t know why on Earth people have this strange feeling of absolute trust, but that’s the very reason they get scammed by so called tax managers. I don’t think someone will be too interested in what’s going on with his taxes if there is already a person that handles them. So, in most cases lack of attention and kind of carelessness makes people victims of tax frauds.

As you see, tax fraud is a double-edged sword: from one hand government gets scammed, from the other hand citizens experience frauds. I reckon that government should implement more strict measures of controlling tax payments; this will help to reduce the level of scams.

And if you don’t want to get involved into a tax scam, you’d better be more careful when choosing a company that provides tax services. Or – what is much better! – deal with taxes on your own!

 

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