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Tax evasion is considered fraud against the United States Government and a tax evasion lawyer is a must if you have been charged already with tax evasion. Tax evasion is a serious crime that will require experience, knowledge, and skill that only a top attorney can possess to defend you in a federal courtroom or federal hearing.
What is the Definition of Federal Tax Evasion?
Tax evasion is the deliberate non-payment or under-payment of taxes. This could include intentional failure to file a tax return, making fraudulent statements, including false exemptions or deductions, and/or other reporting mistakes.
What are Some Examples of Tax Evasion?
The most common form of tax evasion occurs when an individual makes false declarations to tax authorities and/or fails to report earned income.
Examples of Tax Evasion Include:
- Reporting less income than incurred.
- Claiming more deductions than applicable.
- Paying for childcare under the table.
- Failure to report cash income.
- Failure to report income from overseas.
- Failure to report gambling wages.
You could face charges of tax evasion for failure to report earnings from both legal and illegal activities. For example, income earned from the sale of illegal drugs or narcotics.
What Federal Laws are Applicable for Tax Evasion?
Tax evasion is defined under the United States Code 26 § 7201. This code states that anyone that attempts to evade any tax imposed will face felony charges.
What are the Possible Penalties for Tax Evasion?
Federal prosecutors often investigate crimes of tax evasion for extended lengths of time before pursuing charges. The possible penalties for tax evasion depend on several factors, including the amount of taxes owed, other charges in the case, and the defendants criminal history.
Failure to file a tax return could result in up to one year behind bars and fines of up to $100,000.
Making fraudulent statements on a tax return could result in up to 3 years behind bars and fines of up to $250,000.
Felony tax evasion carries penalties of up to 5 years behind bars and fines of up to $100,000. Fines increase up to $500,000 if tax evasion is committed by a corporation.
What Defenses Could Be Utilized for Tax Evasion?
There may be several defense strategies that an experienced criminal defense lawyer could utilize to fight allegations of tax evasion. Which defense strategies are applicable, depends on the unique circumstances of each case, including the amount of evidence that exists.
Possible Defenses for Tax Evasion Include:
- Simple Mistake
- Insufficient Evidence
- Lack of Intent
- Statute of Limitations
Your criminal defense lawyer will need to assess the unique circumstances in your case to determine which strategy will be the most effective.
Why Should I Contact Experienced Tax Evasion Defense Lawyer Gregg Gallian?
Tax evasion is a serious crime that is taken seriously by the Federal Court System. You will need a criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in the federal courtroom to fight these allegations.
Gregg Gallian is a former federal prosecutor and has inside knowledge of the federal courts. Gregg Gallian uses this knowledge and experience to defend his clients against serious charges. Contact the best criminal defense lawyer to fight for you if you are facing charges of tax evasion.