Washington DC Tax Crimes
As a result of media coverage many people mistakenly assume that the federal government only pursues prosecution of tax crimes in high earning situations against celebrities or financial moguls. Often, those with higher earnings or more obvious discrepancies between their potential income and reported income are more likely to be subject to an audit or investigation. However, individual earnings are not the sole factor for determining whether or not you could be subject to an IRS investigation for a tax crime in Washington DC.
There are several kinds of tax crimes, including:
* Tax Evasion: Tax evasion involves the allegation that you willfully tried to avoid paying the IRS the taxes you owe. Tax evasion charges are often brought when the IRS discovers hidden assets, unreported income and inappropriate deductions. A tax evasion charge is a serious charge and should be handled by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney in Washington DC.
* Filing a False Tax Return: If you knowingly or willingly made false statements to the IRS on your tax returns you could be prosecuted for a tax crime in Washington DC. At KaiserDillon PLLC we understand how confusing the tax code can be and regularly help clients facing charges for filing a false tax return.
* Failure to File a Tax Return: Failing to file a tax return is also a prosecutable offense. Under the US tax code each citizen must pay taxes unless their income falls below certain required levels. In order to successfully prosecute a failure to file taxes the federal government must prove that you knowingly and willingly failed to file your tax return. This requirement is can be difficult to prove and an experienced tax crime attorney may be able to help you defeat this charge.
Successfully defeating a Washington DC tax crime charge often hinges on the specific facts of each case as well as the talent and experience of the attorneys involved. At KaiserDillon PLLC we strive to provide our clients with comprehensive and compassionate representation.
Unfortunately a conviction for any tax crime in Washington DC can have serious consequences including payment of the delinquent tax, payment of penalties and fines as well as prison time. Because of the serious consequences you could be facing, our goal is to minimize the impact a Washington DC tax crime investigation or charge has on your life.
With that goal in mind we offer no obligation consultations to our prospective clients to help you decide what step to take next.
Please call us at (202) 640-2850 to discuss the specifics of your case.