Tampa Tax Evasion Defense Lawyers
Any taxpayer may be at risk of facing tax evasion or fraud charges if they are accused of purposefully avoiding the payment of federal, income, state, sales or employment taxes. This applies whether these taxes are due as an individual or a business entity. This is one a very serious type of white collar crime because it is committed against the government.
Illegal ways of evading taxes include the following:
- Failing to report income gained through illegal activities
- Reporting illegal income as coming from a legal source
- Failing to report another source of income
- Writing up or inflating the amount of deduction
- Intentionally valuing property too highly
- Omitting property when filing
Under federal law, a defendant may face felony charges and imprisonment for up to 5 years as well as a fine of up to $100,000 ($500,000 if a corporation) for attempting to evade the payment of taxes. Failing to file a tax return may be charged as a misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000 ($100,000 if a corporation).
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