Tax fraud offenses typically are charged when a private citizen or business entity willfully and intentionally falsifies information on a tax return to avoid. Tax fraud crimes is in commonly understood as cheating the IRS on private and corporate tax filings to intentionally avoid paying the entire tax obligation. Examples of tax fraud include claiming false deductions; claiming personal expenses as business expenses; and not reporting taxable income. Tax fraud is also referred to as tax evasion.
Tax Fraud Explained
Specifically, the United States Code provides under section 7201 the following:
26 U.S.C. § 7201 - ATTEMPT TO EVADE OR DEFEAT TAX - Any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined* not more than $100,000 ($500,000 in the case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.
Tax fraud offense are committed when there is the deliberate misrepresentation or omission of data on a tax return. In the United States, taxpayers have a legal obligation to file a tax return voluntarily and to pay the correct amount taxes. Failure to do so is a very serious offense.
To learn more about tax fraud and other financial crimes, call Invictus Law for a free consultation. Our Tax Fraud Defense Lawyers are skilled advocates in serious tax fraud offense charges and have a record of success achieving the best possible outcome. Our team will review your case and assist you in selecting the most favorable course of action for defending against these serious criminal charges.
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