Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion Lawyers
The federal government, and state authorities, are very focused on tax evasion schemes. Any attempts at conducting tax fraud, or tax evasion, are aggressively pursued and prosecuted. For as long as taxes have been in place, people have used many methods to avoid paying them. Governments deal harshly when people caught evading taxes are caught. Remember, there are legal ways to avoid taxes – like contributing pre-tax incomes to an IRA. It’s when you go outside of the accepted methods of tax avoidance, that you can be charged with evading taxes.
Led by top rated attorney Todd Spodek, the Spodek Law Group is a pre-eminent tax fraud defense law firms. We help individuals, and corporate clients alike, who are accused of tax evasion – get high quality representation.
We represent clients in cases in front of the IRS, and many other authorities and organizations.
Examples of Tax Evasion Schemes
The IRS has become aware of many potential tax evasion schemes as a result of civil audits they’ve done. Governments don’t like it when they see a scheme being mass used by people. If the IRS suspects activity, it’s important you speak to a tax defense lawyer immediately. Below are some of the more common tax evasion schemes:
Living out of the country: This is a way of referring to situations where a business owner uses the company’s money to pay for personal expenses.
Sham trusts: The taxpayer sets up a trust, and gives the family home to the trust so maintenance expenses can be deducted. The taxpayer makes it look like he, or she, has given control of the business to the trust in order to avoid business taxes.
Pyramiding: This is a type of employment tax evasion and fraud. The business owner gets taxes from employees, but doesn’t pay them to the IRS.
Employee Leasing: In this employment tax evasion scheme, the business contracts with an outside business to handle their payroll. The outside business is deemed as an employee leasing company. This leasing company will get employment taxes, but doesn’t pay them to the IRS.
If you’re audited by the IRS, or have tax problems, it’s best to speak to a knowledgable tax evasion and tax crime defense lawyer as soon as possible. We provide immediate representation to people who are facing penalties for tax fraud and evasion. We can review your case and provide you with advice, so you know how to move forward.
Examples of issues we can help with:
- Tax evasion
- Failure to pay tax
- Failure to file tax returns
- Filing false tax returns
- Making false statements
- Making fraudulent statements
We defend you against tax crimes
Spodek Law Group can protect your rights and help you. We provide guidance regarding all aspects of a tax crime and tax evasion allegation
Pleading: Tax evasion is usually 1 of 2 categories: willful attempts to evade assessment of tax, and willful attempt to evade payment of it. Evasion when happens when someone files a false return which either falls to report income, or claim deductions you’re not entitled to. Evasion of tax payment happens when there’s a concealment of money which could be collected by the IRS.
Discovery: Discovery is always a focus in complex audits. It’s important to hire an attorney who understands this type of practice, and knows how to work with tax professionals whose assistance is required.
Witnesses: Every tax crime case needs the help of an expert tax professional. We can help you get the necessary witnesses to vindicate you.