Professional Criminal Defense Attorneys
Tax fraud and tax evasion are serious crimes that can be brought by federal or state prosecutors. These prosecutors work with organizations like the IRS, the FBI, the Minnesota Department of Commerce's Fraud Bureau, and even the Secret Service.
Some of the "red flags" that authorities look for when deciding whether they should bring a tax offense include:
Failure to file tax returns
Understatement of income
Concealment of assets
Dealing in cash
Implausible or inconsistent behavior
Concealing illegal or improper activities
Failure to make estimated tax payments
Failure to cooperate with tax authorities
Avoiding reporting requirements
For example, if a person thinks a bank has to report a cash deposit over $10,000 , and so breaks an $18,000 cash deposit into two $9,000 chunks thinking the bank does not have to report it, that would be "structuring" the deposit. Structuring is a strong indicator to authorities that the money is tied to illegal activity.
Don't hire "just any tax attorney"
If you are being investigated for or prosecuted for a tax-related offense, or if you think you might be soon, then 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 than can be brought in addition to the serious tax charges.
Our team of qualified tax evasion attorneys is knowledgeable about the law and investigatory process when it comes to these types of criminal actions. We also have deep connections to CPAs, forensic accountants, and other lawyers who may be able to help. We 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 protect you from 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.
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