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

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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

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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 »

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 »

5 Signs of an Impending Tax Evasion Prosecution

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  The IRS examination An IRS examination is a standard procedure, and unless you actually have something to hide the process should not worry you one bit. However, there is the possibility that your tax audit may transform from a civil tax examination to a criminal tax case such as tax evasion. If this happens… 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 »

Understanding the Difference Between Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance

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What Is The Difference Between Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance? Usually, the payment of taxes is a lackluster affair, as nobody ever enjoys fulfilling this constitutional obligation. Nonetheless, since it is an essential source of any country’s revenue, failure to pay taxes usually has severe implications, most of which are significantly adverse.