All United States citizens and residents owe reporting obligations to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Citizens and residents must accurately calculate their federal income tax liability, and they must timely pay what they owe. U.S. businesses have similar obligations as well, and they must also report and pay payroll taxes (i.e. Social Security tax) and all other applicable taxes imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.
Failure to pay any federal tax when due is a violation of the Internal Revenue Code, and it can lead to either civil or criminal penalties. Most cases are civil in nature, and the IRS is constantly auditing individual and corporate taxpayers across the country. However, allegations of intentional underpayment or nonpayment can lead to criminal charges, and the penalties for criminal tax evasion are severe.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a criminal investigations unit that pursues suspected violations of the criminal statutes in the Internal Revenue Code. These omissions, evasions and false statements regarding tax returns and payment of income taxes carry stringent penalties, including severe fines and imprisonment.
Tucker Arensberg defends individuals accused of:
- Failure to file tax returns
- Filing false tax returns
- Underreporting or omitting income
- Overstating deductions
- Making fraudulent deductions
- Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
- Illegally transferring income
Paying less than you owe to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a violation of federal law that can lead to civil or criminal penalties. If you are under investigation or facing charges for tax evasion, you need to engage experienced defense counsel promptly.
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