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BEV BUTULA: DOJ’s Tax Division – Tax Fraud Schemes

Bev Butula

Bev Butula

The mission of Department of Justice’s Tax Division is to “enforce the nation’s tax laws fully, fairly, and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation, in order to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws, maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system, and promote the sound development of the law.” This includes their initiative to shut down fraudulent tax preparers and tax-fraud schemes.

Individuals researching tax-fraud schemes and fraudulent tax preparers will benefit from the tax division’s webpage dedicated to their civil injunction program. The website not only outlines the program, but provides an alphabetical listing of the businesses that have injunctions against them. Researchers can browse the collection or use the “find” feature within their browser to indentify specific entities. Once a company or individual is located, the researcher can click on the name to access the court injunction. If a press release was issued, that is also available.

As a researcher, there are a few bits of additional information I would like to see on the webpage. I wish the page also included the jurisdiction and date of the injunction.

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