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?
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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 »
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 »
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 »
If you have money in foreign bank accounts, you are not immune from disclosing that information to the IRS. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires foreign financial institutions and other non-financial foreign entities to report foreign assets held by U.S. account holders. Individuals are also required to report their foreign financial accounts and… Read more »
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 »
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.
Proving Tax Fraud is Possible Without Records The IRS files thousands of tax fraud cases a year, making it the most commonly-charged offense in the Tax Code. In many of these cases, the taxpayer’s records are incomplete. In many other cases, the taxpayer has no records whatsoever. Everybody knows that if the government has no evidence,… Read more »
Simple Breakdown of Tax Avoidance v Tax Evasion So you may be asking yourself simply out of curiosity or perhaps even for personal reasons “what’s the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion?” Either way…we don’t judge. But allow us to break it down for you. The simple answer, courtesy of the IRS Fraud Handbook,… Read more »