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Tax fraud is not just a crime limited to individuals or companies. Tax preparers are also commonly indicted for alleged tax fraud schemes. At the Law Office of Ann Fitz, we can handle all aspects of your tax fraud case, from pre-indictment matters through appeal.
The federal tax fraud statutes are 26 USC §7201 (tax evasion), 26 USC §7202 (failure to collect or pay tax), 26 USC §7203 (failure to file return, supply information, or pay tax), 26 USC § 7206 (fraud and false statements), and 26 USC §7212 (attempting to interfere with administration of IRS laws). Examples of the criminal activities in violation of the tax laws include:
Deliberately underreporting or omitting income,
Overstating the amount of deductions
Keeping two sets of books
Making false entries in books and records
Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
Claiming false deductions
Hiding or transferring assets or income.
The federal government indicts tax preparers for tax fraud when it can trace a TIN to a fraudulent return. This can happen when a company offering tax services markets itself predominantly on obtaining high refunds for their customers by manipulating numbers. The company's reward is a kickback from the refund. Tax preparers have also been charged with preparing false tax returns to collect refunds for people who do not exist.
The Law Office of Ann Fitz provides criminal defense for clients accused of these very serious crimes and those who are accused of tax evasion or tax avoidance. The Internal Revenue Service is intimidating enough without having to deal with income tax fraud. Upon taking your case, Ann Fitz will review the evidence against you and the possible role you had if the alleged crimes were part of a larger conspiracy. The prosecution must prove that you had the intent to commit the crime, and, because of the complicated tax code, intent to commit tax fraud is one of the hardest crimes for the prosecution to prove. If dismissal is not an option, sentencing mitigation is what we focus on, and Ann Fitz will attempt to reduce the sentence, modify it to house arrest, or work out a deal with the prosecution where you will cooperate for a lesser penalty.
For more information on a charge of Tax Fraud in West Palm Beach or Miami, or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today.