Tax Fraud

Death and taxes (redux)

 

Tax fraud is the act of avoiding paying taxes or limiting paying taxes through illegal ways.  Usually, this involves filing a false tax return, tax evasion, filing false supporting documents, failure to collect employment or sales taxes, failure to pay taxes, and failing to file a tax return. 

Federal tax crimes

Indeed, the Internal Revenue Service (or IRS) has classified as criminal offenses (IRS Code Sections 7201 through 7217) has classified the following as Federal tax crimes: 

  • Attempting to evade tax obligations;

  • Willfully failing to pay or collect taxes;

  • Willfully choosing not to file a required income tax return.

  • Failing to provide tax statements to employees as required by law;

  • Providing false tax statements to employees;

  • Incorrectly completing new hire paperwork when brought in as a new employee, resulting in improper tax withholding due to willful false statements or intentional withholding of information;

  • Filing a fraudulent tax return; and

  • Failing to obey a summons to provide information or testimony to the Internal Revenue Service.

 

If your actions were found to have been a willful violation of the Internal Revenue Code, you could be charged with Federal tax fraud.  

Defenses

It's critically important to hire an experienced Federal criminal defense attorney to develop an effective defense strategy and hold the Government to their burden of proving the crime of Federal tax fraud beyond and to the exclusion of any reasonable doubt.  Remember:  the IRS has to prove that your failure to pay taxes, or your under-payment was willful and knowing.

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If you or a loved one is arrested and charged with a Federal tax fraud, please call our 24-hour telephone number 305-461-1066 to set up an appointment and free consultation so we can assess your particular case and provide you with the best legal advice on how to proceed.  Be assured that our conversation is private and is protected under attorney-client privilege.

We are solely a Criminal Defense Law Firm.  That's all we do and all we have done since 1987.

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