Understanding Your Rights When Accused Of Tax Evasion
Tax evasion is a serious offense. You can be subject to numerous penalties, and even criminal prosecution. Criminal defense attorney Tracy Teiger of the Teiger Law Center, P.C., encourages you to seek legal representation whenever you face felony and/or conspiracy charges that can include jail time that climb to five years’ incarceration and fines of $100,000. Community service and lengthy probation are also possibilities.
Consider The Consequences Of A Conviction
The financial and personal consequences of a criminal conviction can be devastating. The stress can rip families apart. Public embarrassment for you and your family adds more stress. Dealing with the IRS can be overwhelming. Your job may be in jeopardy and conviction may affect future employment, as well.
One of the hardest crimes to prove, the prosecution must prove deliberate fraud or intent to evade paying taxes, rather than error or oversight. When we take on your defense, we’ll look for inconsistencies in charges filed, question the legality of the arrest, examine witness statements for bias, errors and misunderstanding. If we cannot negotiate a dismissal, we will work to mitigate your sentence, seeking reduction of prison time, modification to probation or house arrest, or negotiate for a lesser penalty.
Clear Explanations Tailored To Your Case
Tax evasion is slightly different from tax avoidance or avoiding taxes through lawful ways. Evasion is deliberate actions made in order to reduce the amount you owe, i.e., claiming more dependents than you actually have on your return, running household expenses through a home business, or for large-scale cases, corporate abuse and cover-up.
Tax evasion charges can include:
- Failure to report income or pay taxes (underreporting, omission)
- Concealing or transferring assets or income
- Filing false tax return information (including overstating/false deductions, making false entries in books and records)
- Failure to pay withholding taxes deducted from paychecks
- Stolen/fraudulently obtained refunds
- Failure to file or pay estimated taxes/corporate taxes
- Fraudulent accountancy
- Failure to collect sales tax
- Declining to register with state or other taxing authorities for a Tax Identification Number
- Money laundering/keeping two sets of books
- Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
Contact the Teiger Law Center, P.C., To Learn More
You need a strong advocate if you are under investigation by the IRS Georgia Department of Revenue for charges of tax evasion in Atlanta. We work with an investigative team of financial and legal specialists with the skill and experience needed to evaluate your case and defend you against criminal charges of tax fraud or evasion, whether you are an individual, a company or a tax preparer.