Tax Crimes Defense Attorneys in Brooklyn
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Being notified of a tax return audit by the IRS is a terrifying idea almost everyone has imagined at some point. It is worth noting, however, that an honest mistake is not the same as a tax crime. In most cases the IRS will only collect taxes owed with interest and other minor penalties if they suspect you made an error, but if the IRS suspects you have committed tax fraud, they impose much harsher penalties. Tax fraud is a felony, and the government treats these crimes very seriously.
Examples of tax offenses include:
- Purposely failing to file income taxes
- Deliberately underreporting or omitting income
- Filing false documents
- Keeping two sets of books, or “cooking the books”
- Taking deductions the taxpayer is not entitled to
- Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
- Hiding assets, including dealing in unreported cash
- Failing to cooperate with tax authorities
The experienced New York white collar crimes attorneys at the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney can help defend you against any criminal charges and help you navigate an IRS tax audit. They have successfully formulated effective strategies for many clients and advised them to stand up for their rights, including exercising their 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. Your financial wellbeing and freedom depend on the right legal answers, so you owe it to yourself to secure competent legal representation.
If you are aware of a pending IRS investigation or if you’ve been charged with tax offenses, contact the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney at (718) 395-2067 today for a case evaluation.
Penalties for Tax Offenses
If you are convicted of a tax offense, you could be slapped with civil tax fraud fines, per U.S. Code § 6663. Civil tax fraud penalties are equal to 75% of the monies owed, plus interest. Those convicted often face significant prison time as well. At the very least, your reputation will be forever tainted as a convicted felon, which will strip you of your right to vote and own a firearm, not to mention the fact that you could lose any professional licenses you have. You also will not be eligible to discharge your tax fraud fines through bankruptcy to escape paying the penalties.
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Tax offenses are extremely serious, and a conviction can change your life forever. You will need tough defense to withstand tax offense charges. With the legal advice and advocacy of the tax offense lawyers at the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney, you can be prepared for whatever the future may hold.
Contact the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney today for a one-on-one consultation.