Category: criminal investigation

Can I Go to Jail for Past-Due (Delinquent) Taxes?

Past-due taxes

Past-due (delinquent) taxes create a stressful situation for taxpayers who fall behind or file late.  Liens, wage garnishment, and fines only increase anxiety for those behind on their taxes.  To make matters worse, there is a question of an even bigger punishment for delinquent taxes: Can you go to jail for falling behind on taxes?

What Prosecutors Must Prove in Tax Evasion Cases

tax evasion investigation

If a person deliberately avoids paying taxes, he or she can face federal tax evasion charges.  However, just failing to pay taxes does not necessarily mean a person will face jail time or stiff penalties from the IRS.  For these penalties to be assessed, the prosecution must prove to a judge or jury that the… Read more »

What to do if you are Accused of Tax Evasion

tax evasion

Tax evasion is a criminal offense that can result in severe penalties – even jail time.  If you are accused of committing tax evasion you should not take the charges lightly.  It is essential to take the right actions immediately to put together the best defense as possible.  Take a look at these steps you… Read more »

Have Unfiled Tax Returns? Here are A Few Ways a Tax Attorney Can Help

Failure to file

Do you have previous tax returns that you have not filed?  Perhaps this was due to procrastination or in a misguided attempt to avoid paying taxes?  To limit the penalties the IRS can assess, including criminal charges, it is of the upmost importance that you act quickly to remedy this situation. The very first step… Read more »

Steps to Take if You’re Contacted by a Criminal Tax Investigator

CID

Failing to file a tax return, committing tax evasion or participating in tax fraud are some offenses that can be considered serious crimes under federal law.  If the IRS suspects you have committed a tax crime it will utilize its Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to investigate. A s part of the CID’s process, a Special… Read more »

Is the IRS pursuing a criminal tax charge? Avoiding prison.

IRS Criminal Investigation

The percentage of criminal charges filed against taxpayers in the United States in 2019 is generally lower than it has been in the previous years. The chances of undergoing a criminal investigation by the IRS are therefore minimal. However, you might still find yourself part of that small percentage with no idea how to address… Read more »

Criminal Tax Exposure for CPAs and Other Tax Preparers

CPA criminal tax exposure

  Tax preparers such as CPAs face a lot of pitfalls and potential traps when dealing with clients. In case such an event happens, only a qualified tax defense attorney can help to resolve the criminal tax exposure that CPAs face. Although CPAs help clients to sort out their taxation problems, they are often the… Read more »

How IRS Audits Can Become Criminal Investigations

IRS Criminal Investigation Division In our day-to-day lives, one usually has to try to find himself (or herself) on the wrong side of Law Enforcement.  That is of course, not counting basic traffic infringements (which are hardly considered criminal).  But in all other respects, it is mostly pretty easy to go about our day and… Read more »