Federal Tax Evasion Defense Attorney
If the government suspects you of tax wrongdoing, you may be the subject of a civil IRS audit or a criminal tax investigation. A civil tax audit will occur if there is suspicion that you failed to file tax returns or failed to pay the correct amount of tax for:
- Estate tax
- Payroll tax/withholding of employee taxes
- Income tax
A civil audit may also begin because your tax return was chosen at random for review or because you were reported to the IRS by a disgruntled ex-employee, business competitor or ex-spouse.
Tax audits and criminal tax evasion cases can also arise from failure to report all income or claiming false deductions. Criminal tax cases can also result from tax shelters or other tax issues that the IRS considers an abuse, tax shelter or a scam to evade taxes.
If you are concerned about a tax matter or an upcoming IRS audit, or you are facing possible criminal charges for tax evasion, contact the Orlando criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A., or call us at (407) 401-7224 or toll-free at (866) 784-0023.
Avoid Criminal Charges for Tax Evasion
If an IRS auditor suspects personal or corporate tax fraud, they may refer your case to IRS criminal investigators. If you willfully cheated the government of its money by evading taxes, you face criminal prosecution that could result in serious fines and a prison sentence (with the length of the sentence related to the amount of taxes you should have paid). Tax evasion charges can result in jail time even for a person with no prior criminal convictions.
It is crucial to speak to an experienced tax crime defense lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. We strive to have the criminal tax investigations closed without prosecution or to win the case if the government proceeds with criminal charges.
Resolving Charges of Tax Evasion for Unreported Offshore Accounts
In March 2009, the IRS implemented an amnesty program for people with unreported offshore bank accounts. This program has now ended. If you have unreported income from an offshore account, you may still benefit from participating in the voluntary disclosure program. However, talk to a criminal tax attorney before you do so. Our defense lawyer will work to minimize the risk of criminal prosecution.
- Learn more about the risks and benefits of the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program
For experienced defense against federal tax evasion charges, contact an experienced lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz. Call (407) 401-7224 or (866) 784-0023.
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