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Texas Tax Amnesty Program

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program begins May 1, 2018, and runs through June 29, 2018. This Program could apply to sales tax, franchise tax, or other taxes assessed by the Texas Comptroller. It provides delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest on previously unreported taxes due for periods before January 1, 2018. The program gives taxpayers the opportunity to "wipe the slate clean" by filing past due reports, or amending reports that underreported taxes, without paying penalties and interest. Penalties and interest can be very substantial, so this is a program that should be given serious consideration by anyone who is eligible for it. The program does not apply to periods already under audit.
If you believe that you may qualify for this valuable program, the Dove Law Firm can assist you through the amnesty process.

Tarrant County's Elder Financial Fraud Unit

Financial exploitation of the elderly is a serious problem, with one in twenty older adults victimized each year according to the Department of Justice. 

In May of 2017, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney created a new special prosecution team -- the Elder Financial Fraud Unit -- to serve as a community resource addressing the special needs of elderly victims through a program of aggressive prosecution, education and deterrence. The unit consists of two experienced prosecutors, two investigators and one support staff member, all of whom are focused exclusively on financial crimes against the elderly. By the end of 2017, 79 cases were filed. The unit also partnered with Guardianship Services to create the the Financial Exploitation Prevention Center of Tarrant County, whose mission it is to connect Tarrant seniors with the vast network of resources available to them.
If you, or anyone you know, has been a victim of elder financial fraud, there are resources available in Tarran…