There are many different types of fraud that one may be accused of having committed. One of these is tax fraud, which can be a very serious criminal charge. Tax fraud charges are investigated by the Criminal Investigations unit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which will attempt to determine whether an individual has committed fraud with filing or reporting taxes in the past. Tax fraud penalties can be very serious and may include large fines and time in prison.
If you have been charged with committing tax fraud, it is important that you speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case. At Hart Powell, S.C., LLP, our Appleton criminal defense lawyers are here to fight for your rights and interests. Contact one of our professional legal representatives today at 414-271-9595 to discuss your situation with a passionately committed advocate.
Examples of Tax Fraud
In most cases, simple mistakes on your tax forms will not constitute tax fraud, but sometimes mistakes can lead to an investigation. The following actions and their effect on your payment and reporting of tax liabilities may lead to tax fraud investigations:
- Failing to file tax return forms
- Not reporting assets or actively hiding them
- Questionable records or financial accounts
- Earning money through illegal activities
Penalties of tax fraud can include fines up to $500,000 or up to five years in prison. Do not let this be your fate. Speak with an attorney immediately to begin preparing your case.
Let us help you to fight the charges that have been brought against you. Contact the Appleton tax fraud defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C., LLC, at 414-271-9595.