tax evasion

Former Wash. Developer Gets 4 1/2 Years For Tax EvasionA former Bellevue, Washington, developer and lender who spent millions on gambling, horse racing, private aircraft and property while ignoring a big tax bill has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison for tax evasion.
Study: Nearly 40 Percent Of Washington Cigarettes Are ContrabandNearly 40 percent of cigarettes consumed in Washington state are contraband, coming from foreign countries and avoiding state taxes.
Microsoft Accused Of Avoiding Billions In TaxesRedmond-based Microsoft Corp., the Hewlett-Packard Co. and other multinational corporations have avoided billions in U.S. taxes by shifting profits offshore and taking advantage of weak, ambiguous sections of the tax code, Senate investigators said Thursday.