What to Do if You are Facing Tax Evasion Charges
The U.S. tax code is vast and complex, but it can be boiled down in very simple terms. Knowingly failing to file and failing to pay your taxes is a federal crime called tax evasion. If you are charged with tax evasion it will involve two separate lawsuits. In the first lawsuit, you will face criminal charges for federal fraud, which is a felony that carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and as much as $100,000 in fines for individuals. The second charge is for civil tax fraud, where a conviction could result in fines.
So, you get the idea that tax violations have significant consequences. If you are in trouble with the IRS and anticipate that you might be facing tax evasion charges or any other kind of tax violation, you need the skilled counsel of a federal white collar crimes attorney to defend your rights in a criminal or civil investigation, prosecution and trial.
Common types of tax violations
There are several other types of tax offenses for which the IRS is eager to prosecute, including:
- Filing late
- Paying taxes late
- Negligence to comply with tax law
- Filing an erroneous claim for refund or credit
- Failure to supply Social Security number
- Substantial understatement of income tax
- Tax fraud either on income from a legal or an illegal source
Because of the increase in white-collar crimes and cybercrimes where the use of technology makes it easier for fraudsters to flourish, the IRS has been cracking down on domestic and international tax evasion and other crimes.
Facing tax problems can be a scary and stressful situation. These are complicated issues that require a skilled, knowledgeable advocate who can present a rock solid defense and protect your rights throughout the entire process. When the virtually unlimited resources of the federal government are zeroing in on prosecuting you, it is important to feel confident that you have aggressive representation on your side.
For more information about the defense of tax violations or any other white collar crimes, contact a lawyer at the Law Offices of David Jay Glassman for advice and guidance. Call for an appointment in Philadelphia: 215-563-7100 or New Jersey: today.