You may be subjected to a criminal tax investigation or an audit by the IRS if the government is suspicious that you are somehow involved in tax fraud or tax evasion. A federal tax audit may occur if it is suspected that you have not paid the right taxes or that you have failed to file the proper tax returns.
If you are being investigated or have been charged with tax fraud/tax evasion in DuPage County then it is extremely important that you contact an experienced tax fraud attorney quickly.
Investigations include a deeper look into your:
Sometimes a tax return is simply chosen at random. Other times, a tax return may be reported by a third-party to the IRS. This could be a competitor, an employee, or sometimes an ex-spouse. If you claim false deductions or do not report all of your income you may be subjected to tax audits and may be accused of tax evasion or tax fraud. You may also be charged in a criminal tax evasion case. If an investigation such as this is in your future, you need to enlist the help of a tax fraud lawyer who is experienced in this area of law.
Another problem is that the IRS is not always able to tell the difference between simple errors and accounting issues and intentional tax evasion. A tax fraud lawyer who is experienced in tax evasion and fraud cases can help make sure that your case proceeds as quickly and smoothly as it possibly can.
Tax fraud occurs when an individual fails to pay the taxes to the government and does so intentionally and illegally. Filing tax documents with errors or mistakes does not constitute tax evasion, nor does incorrectly interpreting tax laws. In order to prove tax evasion the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally did not pay taxes—if they can do this then they have a case for federal tax evasion and you need a skilled tax fraud attorney.
The most common and prevalent manner of tax evasion is when an individual or business takes steps to intentionally avoid paying income taxes. This occurs when individuals fraudulently file a tax return that included unreported income or incorrect deductions. Individuals will also fraudulently report their state of residence so they do not have to pay state income taxes. Business owners may deduct personal expenses through the business in order to reduce their taxable income.
If the government finds you guilty of intentionally cheating your taxed out, you will have serious fines, and may be sent to prison. An IRS auditor can become suspicious if you seem to be hiding information about evading taxes or if you are purposefully avoiding your taxes.
If the auditor becomes suspicious, your case will then be give to criminal investigators from the IRS. To avoid charges like these, you need to contact an experienced lawyer like Michael Schmiege. Our law firm has the expertise you need in dealing with cases of tax evasion and know how to negotiate with the prosecutors. In hiring us, we will tell you what your rights are, make sure you understand them, and walk you through the steps you need to take to fight any convictions. We also can advise you of any potential consequences you may face. Do not hesitate to contact Michael Schmiege and his legal team for assistance with your tax fraud case.
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