Tax Fraud & Tax EvasionTim Anderson Law
New Jersey Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion Lawyer
Tax crimes include filing a false tax return, tax evasion, filing false documents, failure to collect employment taxes, failure to pay taxes, and failure to file a tax return. Our Tax fraud lawyers know the penalties for criminal tax fraud are very serious.
What is the difference between tax fraud and a simple mistake?
The difference between tax fraud and a simple mistake is that, generally, tax fraud or tax evasion involves an intentional wrongdoing. Mere carelessness is not tax fraud. Federal and New Jersey state tax authorities decide whether tax fraud has been committed by looking for signs of fraud, including the following “red flags”:
- understatements of income;
- inadequate records;
- failure to file tax returns;
- implausible or inconsistent explanations of behavior;
- concealment of assets;
- failure to cooperate with tax authorities;
- engaging in illegal activities;
- attempting to conceal illegal activities;
- dealing in cash; and
- failure to make estimated tax payments.
What should I do if I have been accused of tax fraud or tax evasion?
If you have been accused of tax fraud or tax evasion, you should speak to one of our knowledgeable tax fraud lawyers as soon as possible. Early preparation by an experienced defense lawyer can increase your chances of a favorable outcome, including the possibility of you not being charged or of charges being dropped. If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a tax fraud or tax evasion crime, my law firm can help. We have extensive experience handling tax fraud and tax evasion cases in federal and state courts.