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Tax Crimes Archives

What is the difference between tax planning and tax evasion?

According to the IRS, a fine line may separate tax planning from tax evasion. To be fair, the type of planning we’re talking about isn’t just setting up a new filing system to document next year’s deductions. In the eyes of the IRS, tax planning might refer to tax avoidance schemes.

Defense tip: negotiate with the IRS before the indictment

A liquor store co-owner recently learned the harsh consequences for federal tax evasion the hard way. The 67-year-old man’s conviction for tax evasion and conspiring to defraud the United States has resulted in a 41-month prison sentence. His sentence also includes an order to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS hopes extra screening will reduce fraudulent refund payments

Fraudulent tax returns hurt everyone. To combat this crime, the IRS is forced to devote costly agency resources. State and federal government budgets are deprived. And for the average taxpayer, an additional consequence this year will be delayed tax refunds.

Failing to file returns may result in criminal tax charges

The IRS isn’t the only agency that will go after you on charges of tax evasion or tax fraud. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Service’s website also encourages individuals to report suspected tax fraud. Notably, the IRS also has local field offices, and inter-agency cooperation may be utilized when tracking down suspected criminal tax activity.

IRS steps up its criminal tax prosecution efforts

Many Americans are familiar with the civil penalties that the Internal Revenue Service can impose for unpaid taxes. However, there are also behaviors that could give rise to criminal liability. To put it simply, an individual could serve time if convicted for filing a false income tax return or committing tax fraud or evasion.

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