If the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") suspects you are trying to evade paying your taxes, you could face prison time, tax penalties and a felony record. If for any reason you think the IRS is investigating you for tax fraud or tax evasion, contact the Joe Griffith Law Firm, LLC immediately to protect your rights.
Any person or entity that owes taxes can become a target of the IRS. Frequently, people learn that they are under investigation before they are charged. Tax fraud, or tax evasion, can include failing to file a return, failing to pay due taxes, or intentionally providing false information to the IRS to lower or avoid taxes.
Specifically, any of the below actions can constitute tax fraud:
- Failing to declare income
- Falsifying books or records
- Claiming fake deductions
- Claiming fake dependants
- Underreporting income
- Overstating deductions
- Hiding or transferring assets
- Using illegal offshore tax shelters
Joe Griffith Law firm represents companies, their owners and executives, and individual taxpayers throughout the state of South Carolina and the nation who are under investigation for, or have been charged with, tax crimes. When clients come to JGLF early in the case, the firm is often able to minimize the damages or penalties they suffer. JGLF will seek to demonstrate that you were not intentionally defrauding the government with respect to your tax burden. The Joe Griffith Law Firm, LLC will work to get any charges dismissed or reduced, and to avoid or bargain down fines and penalties. If you are unsure whether you have committed a criminal tax crime, or want to make a voluntary disclosure to the IRS before you get charged with tax fraud, come to the Joe Griffith Law Firm for sound legal counsel and let the firm assess your circumstances.
Penalties for tax evasion, both civil and criminal, can be severe. IRS investigators are aggressive and federal prosecutors take tax evasion cases seriously. Top rated attorney Joe Griffith has years of experience representing individual taxpayers and businesses in tax crime cases.
Federal criminal tax cases are pursued by the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division ("CID"). When a CID agent begins a case, he or she must get approval from the IRS and then cycle the case through the U.S. Attorney’s Office. This bureaucratic procedure gives you and your defense attorney several chances to try to resolve your tax problems and minimize the risk of prosecution. At each stage, attorney Joe Griffith can meet with government lawyers and attempt to convince them that their case is unsupported, or explain misunderstandings that may have caused the alleged violations. In this approach, Joe Griffith has been able to resolve tax crime cases to his clients’ satisfaction, saving them money and helping them to avoid or minimize negative repercussions.
Tax crimes, including tax fraud and tax evasion, are serious white collar crimes, and those being investigated or charged with such violations need an experienced attorney to protect their interests. Lead by a former federal prosecutor, the Joe Griffith Law Firm, LLC stands ready and willing to vigorously defend your legal rights. You can reach the firm at 843-CALL-JOE (843-225-5563), or contact JGLF via the online form.