What to Do If You're Accused of Tax Fraud
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 1-Aug-2012
Tax fraud is the purposeful evasion of federal, state, or local taxes. If you are convicted of tax evasion, you may be subject to fines, jail time, and asset forfeiture. Tax fraud is a serious crime, and the penalties can be very harsh, which is why experienced legal representation is so important if you are accused of this crime. Here are some of the steps you should take if you are accused of tax fraud:
Taking on the IRS can feel like David versus Goliath. However, the sooner you address the issue and confront the fact that you have been accused of tax fraud, the better off you will be in the long run.
- Ask for an Offer or Compromise
In some situations, you may be able to negotiate the debt you owe the IRS. In fact, they may be willing to accept certain assets in exchange for forgiveness of the debt. Negotiating a compromise with the IRS is tricky business, and you will likely need the help of an attorney who has taken the time to learn about your case.
Hiring an experienced tax lawyer is one of the most important steps you can take if you have been accused of tax fraud. The federal statutes regarding fraud are very strict and impose harsh penalties.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we have represented clients in a wide array of cases. These include tax evasion, fraudulent tax returns, and hiding income/assets. Attorney Grass is a former prosecutor who brings more than 20 years of experience to representing clients in federal and state courts. To speak with an attorney about your unique case, call us at .
Categories: White Collar Crimes