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October 12, 1991
A Van Nuys man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges that he submitted phony income tax returns in a $1-million case that prosecutors said was the largest electronic tax filing fraud in Southern California. Claudell Green, 28, of Van Nuys pleaded guilty to filing a false claim for a refund on his own behalf and to helping another individual file a false claim. He also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obtain payment of false claims for federal income tax refunds, said Lourdes G.
October 22, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI
A 20-year-old Pacoima woman was sentenced to 16 months in prison for her role in the largest electronic tax fraud prosecuted this tax season in California, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday. Los Angeles U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson sentenced Khamil Burkley for conspiring with others to defraud the Internal Revenue Service by assisting in the filing of false tax refund claims, said U.S. Atty. Eric C. Lisann.
July 23, 1991
A man who used the names and Social Security numbers of dead people to obtain phony income tax refunds has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, U.S. officials said Monday. Harold Leroy Jackson, 58, who lived in Tijuana, pleaded guilty to charges that he illegally obtained up to $70,000 in refunds through the scheme. According to a report by the U.S. attorney's office, Jackson and his son, Ryan Jackson, conspired to bilk the government.
January 11, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
The familiar stiff, green check that the federal government has been sending out for four decades to Social Security recipients, government employees and citizens who overpaid their income taxes is being phased out, the victim of today's technology.
January 6, 2005
Re "Firms Pay Nothing, Get Plenty," Dec. 26: The legislative statute requires that businesses that purchase new manufacturing equipment receive a 6% tax credit. Sales tax on equipment in Los Angeles is 8.25%. The state is giving only a partial credit on the sales tax collected. For Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas to be critical of this tax credit is tantamount to canceling income tax refunds because state government is running a deficit. Other members of the Legislature were unhappy that the State Board of Equalization was legally providing state-promised credits.
October 26, 2001 | Associated Press
The Internal Revenue Service says a key element of the economic stimulus package now before Congress--getting a new batch of tax rebate checks out in time for the holiday shopping season--is impossible to achieve. Even worse, the IRS warns that no matter when the checks go out, they will put the agency far behind in its regular work, probably delaying up to 23 million income tax refunds worth a total of $43 billion next year.
June 13, 1997
In a service provided to the Internal Revenue Service for some time, 32 of the states have been holding back state income tax refunds from people who owe back taxes to the federal government. Rather than giving the money back to the tax filers, the states send it on to Washington to help satisfy the deadbeats' debt to the federal treasury.
November 9, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Treasury Department soon will begin replacing the government's familiar green punch-card checks, issued for 40 years, with multicolored paper checks that are cheaper and harder to duplicate, Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III said Friday. Under the conversion, which is expected to take about a year, the 20 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits will get the new checks starting Dec. 3.
September 24, 1987 | Compiled by Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer
Insurance: AB 231 by Assemblyman William H. Lancaster (R-Covina) permits the state insurance commissioner to order insurance companies to form a temporary pool to provide commercial liability insurance to business firms and cities and counties if coverage is not available. Alzheimer's: AB 1865 by Assemblyman William J.
September 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Defaults on student loans are declining as indebted graduates scramble to "do what's right" and the government uses new tools to dig into their wages and tax refunds in case they do not. Taxpayers are expected to spend $2 billion this year paying off uncollected student loans, down from a peak of $3.6 billion in 1991, Education Secretary Richard W. Riley said Thursday. "After years of rising defaults, it's going the other way," he said.
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