Category: tax crime

What Prosecutors Must Prove in Tax Evasion Cases

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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

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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 »

5 IRS Issues a Tax Attorney Can Help You Resolve

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While you can work with a tax preparer to file your annual taxes, there are situations where you should seek representation from a tax attorney.  Some instances where it can benefit you to hire an attorney include: if you’re facing a tax audit; if you’re being charged with tax fraud; if you have a large… 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 »

Know Your Legal Options for When You Discover Unfiled Tax Returns

IRS tax returns

Every year you are required to file a tax return with the IRS.  Failing to do so can have numerous consequences, from penalties to criminal charges. Learn more about what you can expect if you have unfiled tax returns, what options you have, and how a tax attorney can help. Key Insights We Will Discuss… Read more »

IRS Penalties That Tax Preparers Can Face

IRS penalties that tax preparers can face

  While taxpayers are legally responsible for the items on their return, tax preparers can also face penalties for fraudulent or reckless conduct. These penalties can even apply to “ghost tax preparers” who don’t sign the returns they prepare.

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 »