A person can be charged with filing a false tax return when their return does not accurately reflect their tax situation. For example, reporting less money than you actually made will be considered filing a false tax return. While filing a false tax return is typically an attempt to defraud the government, many times the false return is simple a result of negligence on part of the taxpayer.
Whether you intentionally filed false returns or the false returns were simply filed out of negligence will greatly determine what sort of penalties will be assessed. If filed out of negligence there will normally be a 5 percent unpaid tax fee in addition to “failure to pay” fees assed. However, if you intentionally tried to defraud the government, your penalties will be severe. You could be ordered to pay 75% of the tax unpaid because of the fraud including personal fines up to $250,000.00, and even a prison term.
Because the tax code is so large and so confusing, hiring an experienced attorney is extremely important. For this reason, it is imperative that you contact the Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr., for an immediate consultation to find out more about your tax charge. Barton W. Morris is dedicated to researching and understanding tax fraud charges and takes an aggressive approach in defending each and every one of his clients.
Attorney Barton W. Morris, Jr., represents clients in the Oakland, Wayne and Macomb County communities of Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Warren, Troy and all surrounding areas.