Q) I Need to report tax fraud. Person is operating her business from a stairwell to a shop as her office. She has an address but no office and no one attending her office. She works remotely from home using her cell phone. I believe this is considered illegal in the tax community.
A) If you believe that a business is committing tax fraud, it’s important to report it to the appropriate authorities. In the United States, tax fraud is a serious crime that can result in significant fines and even jail time for those found guilty.
In Nashville, Tennessee, you can report suspected tax fraud to the Tennessee Department of Revenue (DOR). The DOR has a Fraud and Enforcement Division that investigates cases of suspected tax fraud. You can report suspected tax fraud by calling the DOR’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-FRAUDTX (1-800-372-8389) or by filling out the online form on the DOR’s website.
You should report any information you have about the business and its owner, such as their name, address, and contact information, as well as any details about the alleged fraud.
It is worth noting that the information you have provided might not be considered illegal, but it’s important to report it to the authorities as they are the ones who will investigate and determine if there is any violation of laws.