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Taxation of Ponzi Clawbacks & Tax Refund from Ponzi

3.9 (575)

Richard Lehman

Lehman Tax Law

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 11:00 AM EDT

2 Credits


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Course Description

A Ponzi Scheme Clawback of profits is typical in many Ponzi Schemes. Ponzi Scheme Trustees appointed to achieve fairness among defrauded investors have successfully recovered billions of dollars from the Scheme who withdrew funds from the Scheme though there were indeed no real profits at all in the Scheme. Everyone but the promoter eventually lose money. Those investors lucky enough to have escaped the Ponzi fraud and taken profits early in the scheme remained profitable until the Trustee “CLAWED BACK” their false profits. A Ponzi Scheme “Clawback” is accomplished when a Trustee obtains refunds from those benefitted from the early “profits distributions”. Clawbacks of the Scheme profits from an innocent investor who first benefitted from the Scheme can receive a unique tax treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore a world where you can be a millionaire one day and broke the next. Welcome to the world of Bernie Madoff.
  • Identify the techniques available for defrauded investors to recover funds in the form of taxes they will not have to pay for a financial theft loss.
  • Discover the procedures that investors who made money in fraudulent investment schemes must face years after the investment has crashed.
  • Recognize that there are alternative methods of recovery of taxes paid from a Clawback.
  • Learn what is the “Safe Harbor” and Ponzi Scheme tax recovery.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Auditors
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Owner
  • CFO/Controller
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Finance Pros
  • Non Profit Pros
  • Others
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Pros


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Thank you to the presenter for his time and great handouts! This webinar was an excellent introduction to Ponzi schemes. The support from the moderator was also good. He helped a lot during Q&A session


This class was very informative. It was detailed. Well delivered information. He put forth a lot of information in the allotted time given.


The presenter was very knowledgeable and his presentation was great. Enjoyed the case studies shared by him that accompanied the subject contents. I will definitely attend more webinars hosted by this presenter


Very interesting information shared by the presenter. It made me aware of the Ponzi scheme tax recovery. Thanks, Richard for sharing great information.


Great Presenter


I loved Richard's enthusiasm and delivery of valuable content! He has a way to make Taxation of Ponzi Clawbacks information interesting! Will definitely share my experience with my colleagues