Income tax evasion crimes are prosecuted in federal court. When you get a notice of tax deficiency from the IRS, do not ignore the letter; go straight to a Fort Worth tax evasion attorney. Even if it is a minor matter asking for a small additional payment due to a mistake on your part, confirm this with an attorney and your CPA before making an admission or payment.
If you do not respond to a communication from the IRS, a civil inquiry may be upgraded to a criminal investigation. An attorney skilled in tax evasion cases can involve forensic tax accountants to determine whether you have undeclared deductions or losses that could reduce your tax burden and make the IRS challenges moot.
Federal Income Tax Evasion Charges Result From:
Failure to file a tax return
Failure to pay taxes
Under-reporting your income
Claiming inflated or false deductions
Claiming fraudulent business expenses or losses
This first notice from the IRS is usually the result of a civil audit; it is important to resolve the issue at this stage, if at all possible. If not resolved, the matter is transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the IRS.
Large fines and a prison sentence await you if you do not respond quickly and forcefully to tax evasion charges–hire a competent attorney to help you fight tax fraud accusations.
Tax Fraud Defenses
When you hire Justin Sparks to help you with your fraud case, he evaluates all details of your account history and is able to determine where there may be holes in the charges against you. You may be relieved of tax fraud charges if…
You had no criminal intent,
You were given bad advice by your tax preparer,
You did not properly comprehend the tax forms,
Your payments are deemed sufficient by and amended return.
Sometimes, it is possible to file an amended return and agree to pay additional taxes on a payment plan to escape criminal prosecution. One thing you do not want to do is ignore the problem. The longer you wait, the harder it is for your attorney to work out an acceptable solution to your problem.
HIRE AN EXPERIENCED TAX ATTORNEY
In tax evasion cases, the government must prove that you willfully evaded your tax responsibilities or willfully filed a fraudulent statement to the IRS. In criminal tax cases, the government must prove that you knew what the tax code required of you and you still failed to do it. Because of this burden of proof on their part, input from a qualified and experienced Fort Worth tax fraud attorney can make a difference in your case.
Call Justin Sparks to set up a free consultation about your tax evasion case. He has experience in federal court, as well as over nine years experience with fraud and white collar crime cases.
Justin Sparks has been defending clients across Fort Worth and Dallas for over ten years. Our firm helps you through the criminal process, from investigation to appeals, if need be. Free consultations for all new cases.