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?
Category: criminal 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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
Knowingly not filing your taxes, providing false information, and other tax crimes can have serious consequences for taxpayers. While some penalties may come in the form of fines, some punishments can be as severe as prison time. Take a look at five tax crimes and their penalties and learn why you need a tax attorney… Read more »
Why you are still criminally liable for non-compliance even if the IRS hasn’t noticed for years It is not uncommon to see a client with a heavy heart walk into your office as a tax defense attorney. In most cases, such clients have not been remitting their taxes to Uncle Sam and they want to… Read more »
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 »
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 »
According to the IRS, the US loses several billions of dollars every year as a consequence of individuals who either hide or fail to report their offshore revenue or foreign earnings. Offshore tax fraud or tax evasion is a crime if it is determined to have been committed willfully and one can face certain penalties… Read more »