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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 »

Criminal Investigations and Penalties for IRS Offshore Disclosure

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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 »

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 »

All You Need to Know About The Tax Evasion Statute

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  But what exactly is tax evasion? As defined within the 26 United States Code section 7201 by the Internal Revenue Code, failure to report taxes accurately, failure to report taxes and failure to pay taxes are all forms of tax evasion. In order to establish a case of tax evasion against you the government… Read more »

All You Need to Know About The Tax Evasion Statute

But what exactly is tax evasion? As defined within the 26 United States Code section 7201 by the Internal Revenue Code, failure to report taxes accurately, failure to report taxes and failure to pay taxes are all forms of tax evasion. In order to establish a case of tax evasion against you the government is… 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.

How The IRS Proves Tax Evasion, Even With No Records?

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 »

What’s The Difference Between Tax Avoidance And Tax Evasion?

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 »