Los Angeles Tax Evasion Attorney
Are you under investigation for tax evasion?
Tax evasion is a
felony offense that usually involves providing false information on your tax returns
and / or failing to file your returns on time. If the IRS (Internal Revenue
Service) suspects that you are not fulfilling your tax obligations, they
will conduct an investigation and, if they find evidence that you have
been avoiding paying your taxes, they will take further action to obtain
an indictment. Most often, a person will be charged with tax evasion if
it is believed that, as a taxpayer, they have deliberately taken action
to misrepresent and / or conceal their financial affairs to authorities.
Such means are usually made in order to reduce tax liability and are most
often completed by declaring less income than one actually makes, declaring
less profits than were actually earned, declaring fewer gains than were
truly made or overstating deductions.
A conviction for tax evasion is punishable by:
- Up to 5 years in prison
- Up to $100,000 in fines
- Reimbursement of prosecution fees
Taxpayer Compliance Measurement Program
In the late 1970s and '80s, the IRS began using the Taxpayer Compliance
Measurement Program (TCMP) in its attempts to more accurately measure
the number of unreported incomes related to the nation's tax gap.
However, the extensive auditing process enacted on behalf of TCMP and
the IRS was considerably intrusive and ultimately discontinued in the
late 1980s. Born as a result was the National Research Program –
a less intrusive version of measuring noncompliance. However, this too
has its own set of problems. More specifically, the direct audit measures
used to assess noncompliance are exacerbated by indirect methods of measurement
such as currency ratio models that skew the true results of such measurements.
As such, you could be facing accusations based on incorrect findings.
Contacting a Los Angeles Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Tax evasion charges can cause considerable stress and worry. Our Los Angeles
federal criminal defense attorneys can stand by your side throughout your
case and provide qualified legal counsel and confident representation.
Tax evasion cases can be extremely complicated because of the many laws
that can come into play regarding a person's financial transactions.
Attorneys at our firm are knowledgeable in tax laws and can provide aggressive
representation in your case. We have many resources and direct access
to numerous experts that can be used to build a strong defense and help
prove that you are abiding by U.S. tax laws. Whenever possible, our firm
will also meet with the IRS before a case against you has been approved
for prosecution to dissuade them from filing charges.