Doctors Committing Tax Fraud

TitleDoctors Committing Tax Fraud
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsACCOUNTING , professional , professional responsibility
AbstractSuppose that six doctors who all live in a small community misreported their income last year, each by around $30,000. As advisers to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Jerry and Paul are debating what to do. They both agree that all six must pay tax on the income they have failed to declare at appropriately high rates, and to face substantial financial penalties. However, Jerry believes that all six should be prosecuted and sent to prison. Paul believes that only 2 should be prosecuted on the grounds that the community cannot afford to lose more than 4 doctors.
NotesCase from the 1994 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
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