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Category: Tax Fraud

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 »

What Penalties You May Face for Criminal Tax Evasion

criminal tax evasion and penalties

Failing to file your tax returns and paying the IRS what you owe can result in tax evasion.  This is considered a serious crime and come with severe consequences. Take a closer look at what is considered tax evasion, what penalties the IRS can assess to offenders, and why you need a tax attorney to… Read more »

How Hiring a Tax Resolution Attorney Will Benefit You

how hiring a tax attorney will benefit you

  It is the right of the IRS to seek payment for debt you owe to the government, but it can be difficult going up against the IRS alone. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to take advantage of knowledgeable, experienced, and professional tax attorneys. Not only will you receive expert guidance, but it could… Read more »

Understanding the Voluntary Disclosure Policy of the IRS

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 »

What is Tax Preparer Fraud?

stolen tax refund

  Tax preparer fraud involves illegal conduct by a tax preparer and can take many different forms: The tax preparer may direct your refund to their bank account instead of yours. The tax preparer may not be qualified to prepare your return. Your refund may be fraudulently inflated to get your business or earn commissions… Read more »

What Are the Penalties for Tax Fraud?

penalties

The IRS can assess several different types of penalties for tax fraud, including the following: Civil tax fraud penalty Fraudulent failure to file penalty Criminal penalty for filing a fraudulent return Criminal tax evasion Willful failure to pay estimated taxes Trust fund recovery penalty Penalty for willful failure to file Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs)… Read more »

Negligence Versus Tax Fraud: How the IRS Tells the Difference

What is the Difference Between Negligence and Tax Fraud? The American taxpayer’s fear of the IRS is very similar to our fear of the dentist: irrational and rooted in nothing more than making mountains out of molehills. (most of the time). What do I mean by this? Well think about it.  Think back to the… Read more »

What To Do If I Have Filed False Tax Returns?

innocent tax return mistakes

Filing a False Tax Return Filing a tax return with deliberate falsification carries stiff IRS penalties. The tax agency does not take kindly or lightly to fraud; therefore, if you are accused of filing false tax returns, take your situation seriously. The long-term and short-term ramifications of falsifying income tax returns could be severe.