Cape Cod Tax Fraud Attorney

The IRS regularly audits individuals and corporate entities in order to ensure that they are collecting all taxes owed, but sometimes an audit can turn up suspicious activity or information which will result in prosecution and penalties for tax fraud. Tax crimes are varied in nature and can include tax evasion, failure to pay taxes, filing a false return, and failure to collect employment taxes.

The penalties associated with a tax fraud conviction are severe, ranging up to five years in jail and fines up to $500,000 for each separate charge. If you are have been charged or are under investigation for tax fraud, it is imperative that you employ a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer to ensure that you can present a vigorous defense against the allegations. Contact Cape Cod tax fraud defense attorney James Powderly at 508-343-0676 today for a consultation.

Tax Errors vs Tax Crimes

Most inconsistencies turned up by IRS audits are simply errors in the calculation of taxes owed, and the issue is resolved with a simple adjustment in payment. If the numbers do not add up and other suspicious behaviors are also uncovered, investigation for tax fraud will ensue. The following are some of the warning signs the IRS looks for when investigating tax fraud:

  • Using cash exclusively
  • Failing to produce adequate records of tax information
  • Failing to file your return
  • Consistently being uncooperative with tax authorities
  • Hiding assets
  • Claiming less than factual income
  • Committing illegal acts, or attempting to conceal said activities
  • Not making the tax payments estimated by the IRS
  • Changing your story when explaining behavior

Making errors when reporting and filing your taxes is not a crime, but an error combined with several of the behaviors which are listed above will catch the notice of the IRS and result in an investigation, which may conclude that you have violated the law.

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If you have been charged with tax fraud or are under an IRS investigation, it is in your best interests to hire an attorney to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.  Contact Cape Cod tax fraud defense lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 to discuss your case with a tenacious and experienced attorney.

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