Criminal Defense Against Tax Evasion Charges in California
Tax evasion laws make it a federal crime to purposefully avoid the payment of federal taxes, whether those taxes are a personal obligation or that of a business entity. 26 U.S.C. § 7201 states that any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony. Any person, business, or entity that pays taxes can become a target of the IRS. Many times a person will learn that they are under investigation before they are charged. Regardless of what stage your case is at, you should hire an experienced federal tax fraud attorney immediately. A tax evasion conviction can result in penalties such as fines up to $100,000 ($500,000 in the case of a corporation) and/or incarceration for up to five years, together with the costs of prosecution.
Tax Evasion Comes in Many Forms
The IRS may can pursue you for tax evasion for a many reasons. The most common are failure to file tax returns in a timely manner and accusations that you provided false information about your income. Deadlines for filing your taxes are strict. Also, you are expected to provide information that is absolutely accurate. No source of income is allowed to can be withheld from your tax return.
These issues are made complex due to the fact you may not have been the one actually in charge of preparing your taxes. Maybe you had an assistant or your accountant handle the matter for you. However, you are still responsible in the end. Tax evasion charges will be made against you regardless of whoever prepared your tax return.
Specialized Federal Tax Attorneys in Los Angeles
In order to provide a strong legal defense against tax evasion charges, a thorough understanding of the tax codes is required. At Eisner Gorin LLP, we know the tax laws and know our way around the tax codes. We also know how to challenge the IRS and know how to overcome complicated challenges to present a strong legal case dedicated to achieving positive results for you.
Defending Clients Throughout California
Our criminal defense and tax fraud lawyers can help you with your tax evasion situation, but you must contact as soon as possible. We serve all cities in Los Angeles County and throughout the state of California.
To learn more about how we can defend you against tax evasion charges, contact our tax fraud attorneys at (877) 781-1570 so we can provide you with details.
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