Tax Evasion Attorney

Tax fraud and tax evasion are serious crimes that can be brought by federal and/or state prosecutors. There are different actions that the prosecutors and investigators look for when determining whether someone has committed a tax offense which including:

Failure to file tax returns

According to 26 USCS § 7203 , failure to file tax return is a Federal crime or offense for anyone, who willfully fail to file a federal income tax return when that person is required to do so.

Understatement of income

A substantial understatement of income tax is defined as “an understatement of tax that exceeds the greater of 10 percent of the tax required to be shown on the tax return or $ 5,000.

Concealment of assets

Concealment of property knowingly and fraudulently.

Dealing in cash

Paying in cash to avoid payroll taxes and other tax reports and payments.

Implausible or inconsistent explanations of behavior

Unpredictable, or may be considered irregular or illogical for the situation, or not keeping with the standards of behavior for a given set of circumstances.

Attempting to conceal illegal activities

Deliberate deception to conceal illegal activities and securing unfair or unlawful gain.

Inadequate records

Every taxpayer is required by law and regulations to maintain records with sufficient detail to prepare a proper return.

Failure to make estimated tax payments

Failure to pay income tax as you earn or receive your income during the year.

Failure to cooperate with tax authorities

See 26 U.S. Code § 7203. Willful failure to file return, supply information, or pay tax

If you believe you are being investigated for or are being prosecuted for any of these, you should speak to a federal criminal tax attorney immediately. It is important to understand that all actions you take during the course of a tax audit may determine whether or not you are charged with a state or federal tax offense. For instance, lying or giving evasive answers to IRS investigators or state tax authorities, delay tactics and other actions designed to mislead IRS or state tax agents can lead to state or federal criminal charges.

With a CPA on our team of qualified tax evasion attorneys, we are knowledgeable about the law and investigatory process when it comes to these types of criminal actions. Lawyers at Birrell Criminal Defense have handled complex criminal tax cases. Effective lawyers have to have a savvy understanding of these issues and a determination to help you interact with law enforcement and the government lawyers. That’s what we are here to do.

We will be right by your side at every step to help you understand, make decisions and ensure you are treated fairly. Contact us today to privately discuss your situation and see how we can be of service to you.

Our Tax Evasion Attorneys

Andrew Birrell

Managing Partner


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