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Criminal Tax & Fraud

Tax fraud investigations, tax preparer investigations, criminal tax investigations, and indictments are very serious matters that require the immediate need for an attorney.  If the government believes you have committed fraud, intentionally failed to file your tax returns, underreported your income, overstated your expenses, or otherwise evaded the payment of tax, you could face serious criminal penalties including jail time.  Contact an attorney for a phone consultation to discuss your legal options.

Criminal charges by the government include:

  • Tax Evasion - I.R.C. § 7201
  • Willful Failure to Collect or Pay Over Tax - I.R.C. § 7202
  • Failure to File, Supply Information or Pay Tax - I.R.C. § 7203
  • Fraudulent Withholding Exemption or Failure to Supply Information - I.R.C. § 7205
  • Fraud and False Statements - I.R.C. § 7206
  • Fraudulent Returns, Statements, or Other Documents - I.R.C. § 7207
  • Attempts to Interfere with Administration of Internal Revenue Laws - I.R.C. § 7212
  • Aiding & Abetting - 18 U.S.C. § 2
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the Government with Respect to Claims - 18 U.S.C. § 286
  • False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Claims - 18 U.S.C. § 287


Case Study:

Facts: Client was indicted under I.R.C. § 7212(a) for impeding the collection of alleged multi-million-dollar payroll tax liabilities.  Client was also indicted for bankruptcy fraud. The tax liabilities at issue were nearly 20 years old and faced significant legal challenges.

Resolution: A plea agreement was entered into and Client was sentenced to significantly reduced jail time.    

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