Alexandria Tax Violation Defense Attorneys
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
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.
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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
Contact us today to discuss your case with the firm.