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Breaking Crypto News – Top Lessons Learned from Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy Tax Settlement

Breaking Crypto News - Top Lessons Learned from Michael Saylor's MicroStrategy Tax Settlement
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Breaking Crypto NewsMichael Saylor, the creator of the technology company MicroStrategy, consented to a $40 million settlement to settle a lawsuit alleging he had avoided paying income taxes. On June 3, the New York Times revealed that Saylor and his software business, MicroStrategy, had agreed to a $40 million settlement with the District of Columbia’s attorney general.

Local officials described the agreement as the “biggest-ever income tax fraud recovery” in the district, according to the newspaper. Additionally, it’s apparently the first case brought under the district’s modified False Claims Act, which incentivizes informants to bring tax fraud cases against locals they accuse of concealing their address.

Beginning of the Case

In August 2022, the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Saylor and his business, MicroStrategy, on the grounds that the executive had lived in the district for at least ten years without filing income taxes. The firm allegedly assisted Saylor in avoiding paying more than $25 million in federal income taxes. At first, experts predicted that Saylor might be fined $75 million.

Thirty-three years after starting MicroStrategy, Saylor was forced to leave the position in August 2022 due to a tax fraud lawsuit. He carried on as chairman of the board of directors while taking on the additional responsibility of executive chairman right away.

FAQ

What is Tax Fraud?

When a person or organization knowingly and deliberately provides false information on a tax return in order to reduce their tax liability, it is considered tax fraud. In essence, tax fraud is the act of falsifying information on a tax return in an effort to evade paying the full amount owed.

What is the False Claims Act?

The FCA permits private persons to bring lawsuits (known as “qui tam” suits) on behalf of the government against those who have deceived the government, in addition to enabling the United States to pursue fraudsters on its own.

What is the Federal Income Tax?

For individuals, businesses, trusts, and other legal entities, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) withholds the federal income tax from their yearly profits. All earnings, including commissions, bonuses, tips, wages, salaries, investment income, and other forms of unearned income, that are included in a taxpayer’s taxable income are subject to federal income taxes.

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Breaking Crypto News - MicroStrategy Tax Settlement: What You Need to Know
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