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U.S. Tax Evasion Laws

Calculating and paying your taxes can be a complicated process, especially if you run a business or experienced a change in your finances over the past year. While it is not uncommon to make a mistake, sometimes certain errors can lead to serious criminal charges pursued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

If you or a loved one is being accused of tax evasion or tax fraud in Virginia or Washington D.C., Bynum & Jenkins Law is dedicated to helping you avoid conviction or serving harsh criminal penalties, like a federal prison sentence. Our Alexandria tax fraud defense attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of U.S. tax rules and regulations to guide you through the legal process and obtain the justice you deserve.

To request a free initial consultation, contact us today at (703) 537-5522.

What is Tax Evasion?

Tax evasion, also known as tax fraud, means intentionally attempting to defraud the IRS or evade tax law by failing to report your income, reporting less than you actually earned, hiding money in bank accounts in other countries, underreporting the value of your assets, improperly claiming tax deductions, or otherwise making false or fraudulent claims on your taxes. In order to be convicted of tax evasion or fraud, the prosecution must prove that you intentionally committed the crime.

Types of Tax Evasion

Common examples of tax fraud include:

  • Falsifying documents
  • Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
  • Hiding, transferring, or understating income
  • Concealing assets
  • Paying employees in cash to avoid being subject to payroll taxes
  • Falsely claiming or inflating charitable donations

What are the Penalties for Tax Evasion?

Tax evasion is a felony offense, which carries a maximum federal prison sentence of five years and/or a fine not exceeding $250,000 for individuals or $500,000 for businesses. Making a false or fraudulent claim is punishable by a federal prison term of no more than three years and/or a maximum fine of $250,000 for individuals or $500,000 for businesses. On the other hand, failing to file a tax return to pay taxes in a timely manner is misdemeanor, which can result in imprisonment in a federal prison for up to one year and/or a maximum fine of $100,000 for individuals or $200,000 for businesses.

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Whether the IRS has reached out to you or you have been charges with violating U.S. tax laws, look no further than Bynum & Jenkins to protect your rights, freedom, and future. Our legal team can thoroughly review your case, figure out your available legal options, and defend you inside and outside of the courtroom. Our experienced federal criminal defense lawyers are ready to provide you with aggressive and personalized legal representation right away.

Contact us today to discuss your case with the firm.

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    Robert L. Jenkins, JR.


    Mr. Jenkins actively handles a variety of white collar crime matters in both state and federal courts. He is a graduate of the National Law Center at the George Washington University. Over the last 25 years Mr. Jenkins has successfully defended individuals accused of embezzlement, wire fraud , bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud , conspiracy , theft of government property, aggravated identity theft, and tax related violations . He has tried more than 100 jury trials. In addition, Mr. Jenkins litigates ...
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    Kenneth D. Bynum


    Kenneth D. Bynum, a native of Goffstown, New Hampshire, is a graduate of the George Williams College in Downers Grove, Illinois. Mr. Bynum earned a Bachelors of Science in both Applied Behavioral Science and Leisure and Environmental Resources Administration at the George Williams College in 1978. In 1995 he received the Alumni of the Year Award, the College’s highest honor. He received his Juris Doctor from Howard School of Law in 1983. While in law school Mr. Bynum was selected as a member of ...
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    Madison Gibbs


    Madison Gibbs graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications, and earned her law degree from Howard University School of Law. Ms. Gibbs placed first at the 2017 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition in St. Paul, Minnesota, was a Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court team member, and a Criminal Justice Clinic student attorney. The former Miss Black USA 2015, Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra ...

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