Defense Considerations in an IRS Criminal Tax Investigation- Cooperation Versus Non Cooperation

Defense Considerations in an IRS Criminal Tax Investigation- Cooperation Versus Non Cooperation

Tax Law
By Anthony Diosdi The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) selective program to utilize criminal sanctions is part of an overall system of collecting taxes. It is part of an overall system that will send the best and the brightest to prison as a public reminder to file correct tax returns. When the IRS refers a case to the United States Attorney for criminal prosecution, in most cases, the United States Attorney will do so without compassion. Criminal tax cases are different then other criminal cases. A criminal tax case is the nearest thing to an inquisition in modern times. Unlike most other criminal cases, the question is not whether an individual did something wrong. The question in a criminal tax case is whether an individual targeted by the IRS did anything…
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