Tax evasion is the willful attempt, in any manner, to evade or avoid the payment of any tax, whether those taxes are a personal obligation or that of a business entity. Examples of tax evasion include failing to report income (including hiding income in offshore accounts), misrepresenting or underreporting income, and taking inflated and unsubstantiated deductions (including an excessive charitable deduction or an unwarranted home office deduction). Even a relatively small income omission or excess deduction can cause the IRS to recommend that the taxpayer be charged with tax evasion.
Tax evasion is a felony and the criminal penalties can be severe. Taxpayers convicted of tax evasion may be imprisoned up to 5 years or fined up to $100,000 ($500,000 in the case of a corporation), or both. Even taxpayers with no prior criminal convictions may receive a prison sentence. In addition to criminal penalties for tax evasion, the IRS may pursue costly civil tax fraud penalties as well.
If you are being investigated for tax evasion, have already been criminally charged with tax evasion, or fear you may be in the future, it is essential that you hire a qualified attorney with experience and a successful track record defending clients against the IRS and Justice Department in criminal tax matters. An experienced attorney representing your interests can ensure that your rights are protected, help avoid or minimize criminal liability, and achieve a solution that will protect your assets and your freedom.
I've chosen to focus my law practice on Federal Criminal & Civil Tax Defense. Over the last 40 years, I've earned a successful track record working with both the IRS and the Justice Department in high-stakes white collar criminal and tax matters. In addition to having argued before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, I have argued before federal courts throughout the country. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
If you have questions or concerns regarding an IRS tax audit or investigation, or other IRS issue, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss them at (800) 780-2889 or Mullin@TaxDefense.com.
You will discuss your concerns with me personally - never an associate or a paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.
Feel free to give me a call if a criminal or civil tax problem is causing you concern. Speaking with me is confidential, and there's never any obligation. I understand and respect how overwhelming it can be for people facing critical, high-stakes disputes with the IRS and the Justice Department, and I can help you evaluate your options.