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“If you want someone who is going to get stuff done, I highly recommend Cohen and Hirsch. Not only did I beat my case, I even got my record cleaned.”
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“Hired Matt Hirsch at a distance to take on a traffic case with a missed mandatory court appearance (or two). Even as the case dragged on longer than anticipated (not the fault in any way of the lawyer), and indeed went a couple rounds, Mr. Hirsch remained engaged, positive, and proactive. I firmly believe he and his firm resolved my case with the best outcome for me. Would recommend Cohen & Hirsch for cases of my type without reservation, and his working for me at a fairly great distance, without my ever appearing back in state, deserves particular note”
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“Matt was great. The day I called him he jumped right in and a week later charges were dropped! He’s my guy here on out. Not to mention he saved me 3k from the first firm I called.”
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“Matt was a great treasure! Always kept calm and let me be the same. Looking at his fb feed, I was convinced he’s the right person for me. Helped get through a difficult situation. His fees were also comparable to the others given the amount of personal attention he paid to the case. Never had the trouble of dealing with the paralegals(as we all know what happens). He was always available on text. Great experience!!”
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“I write to recommend Matt A. Hirsch, Esq. for those in need of legal representation and guidance. He is highly competent and experienced, conscientious, organized and responsive. Attorney Hirsch is someone you want in your corner if you need help.”
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Fake fantasy football league sends Atlanta man to court for fraud

On Behalf of | Nov 28, 2018 | Uncategorized |

Recently, an Atlanta man appeared in court for allegedly scamming investors out of money intended to start a fantasy football league. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the man received $500,000 to start the league, but he instead used the money to dine at restaurants and take personal vacations. He then allegedly withheld information about the money when he filed federal income tax returns. Because of his actions, the man faces charges of wire fraud and tax fraud.

There are several actions that are considered federal tax fraud, including:

  • Intentionally underreporting income
  • Reporting personal expenses as business expenses
  • Failing to deposit cash payments to avoid tax consequences
  • Inflating the value of business expenses

According to the Internal Revenue Service, there were over 1000 tax fraud investigations initiated in 2016, and 76 percent of those investigations resulted in incarceration. Most types of federal income tax fraud are felonies, which can result in incarceration and fines.

Tax fraud can also occur on the state level. This can happen when someone knowingly files a Georgia tax return that includes false information or is missing relevant information. Although state tax fraud is a misdemeanor that usually results in fines, it is often tied with other charges, such as embezzlement, money laundering or tax evasion.

Due to the strict penalties for any level of tax fraud, it is important not to try to cheat the tax system. If you are uncertain how to report certain information on your tax return, you should consider reaching out to a tax professional who can help you avoid making costly mistakes.

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