Finding out that the IRS is auditing your taxes can be stressful enough, but learning that you are suspected of a federal tax crime can be terrifying. The IRS and federal prosecutors take tax crimes very seriously and aggressively seek indictments and harsh sentences against suspected offenders. If you learn you may be under investigation for a tax crime, you need to contact a qualified criminal tax attorney immediately. Call SF Tax Counsel to discuss your situation right away.
Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion
If the IRS audits your taxes and finds inaccurate information or learns you haven’t filed taxes, auditors may seek to collect the amount owed plus interest and may impose financial penalties for late filings or negligence. If an auditor thinks you may have committed tax fraud by overstating deductions or hiding income, the IRS may impose a substantial civil penalty. The auditor also has the option of referring the case for possible criminal charges of tax fraud or tax evasion.
The following acts may be considered acts of criminal fraud or evasion:
- Failing to file taxes
- Filing false documents or using false information
- Failing to pay taxes owed
- Filing a false return
- Failure to collect employment taxes
The penalties for tax crimes can include up to $500,000 in fines and up to five years in federal prison. It is critical that you have an aggressive tax criminal defense lawyer who understands how the federal criminal system works. Our attorneys can help with the following and more:
- Voluntary disclosure to prevent criminal prosecution
- Representation during IRS criminal investigations
- Pre-indictment representation to the Department of Justice
- Post-indictment defense representation
- Criminal or civil forfeitures
Call our Experienced Criminal Tax Defense Lawyers Right Away
As soon as you learn of an audit, our services can help prevent criminal charges in many situations. If you believe you’re under criminal investigation, discuss your case with Diosdi Ching & Liu, LLP as soon as possible. You can call us at 833.829.4376 or contact us online.