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Providing Serious Criminal Defense For Tax Evasion And Other Tax Crimes

Last updated on January 17, 2024

Being accused of tax crime and facing criminal charges for tax evasion are serious. Our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys at Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, has years of experience handling these complex matters in New York. We take a hands-on approach and examine all areas of a claim. We then can discuss our findings, talk with necessary experts and decide how you can best move forward. Our team of professional attorneys is here to fight for you every step of the way.

Common Criminal Charges For Tax Crimes

There are two common types of criminal tax charges. The first is income tax fraud. This is when your tax return contains information that is materially false. Even though you paid the taxes you were supposed to pay, the information you submit to the IRS has to be accurate. The second is tax evasion. This happens when you owe a certain amount of tax money but did not pay it. The court will say you are evading your tax responsibility. The IRS has computer systems in place meant to catch these errors. They will see that deductions are not the same or easily notice an attempt at fraud on a tax return. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly handle federal charges of fraud and white collar crimes. We have the experience to help you defend against any sort of tax crime accusations.

IRS Investigations That Lead To Criminal Tax Charges

If the IRS decides to complete an official audit, it often leads to an investigation and charges. They have forensic accountants and tax specialists look at everything from your bank accounts to your income. To combat that, we hire experts on our side. Specifically, we work with people who used to work for the IRS. This means that they know how the system works, how errors are flagged and how to act accordingly. In certain cases, we are able to work it out so that you just pay what you owe. In situations where that is not the case, we are prepared to defend you. Our team of criminal defense attorneys regularly handles investigations into corporate financials and regulatory compliance issues. No matter how simple or complicated the criminal charges are against you, our firm has the resources to be able to help you understand the accusations you are facing and prepare a strategic defense to fight them.

Seeking Help Sooner Rather Than Later Is Key

It is easy to make mistakes on tax returns. Sloppy accounting is often not done so maliciously. Miscommunications between a taxpayer and tax preparer are more common than one might think. All of these are reasonable defenses we have used for our clients. As soon as you get a call from the Criminal Investigations division of the IRS, call an experienced attorney to make sure this is handled quickly and correctly.

Has The IRS Accused You Of Tax Fraud Or Tax Evasion? Call Now.

Our criminal defense team regularly handles white collar crime charges and accusations of tax fraud and tax evasion. No matter how complicated your tax issue might be, our criminal defense lawyers can help. You can schedule an appointment by calling 212-349-9000 or sending an email through our website.