Michigan Tax Evasion Lawyers
Tax Fraud Charges Require Serious Representation
Income tax evasion is considered a kind of tax fraud, and the penalties for a conviction can be steep. With so much at stake, it’s essential to work with a lawyer familiar with how tax fraud cases are prosecuted at both the state and federal levels. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Barton Morris are proud members of the Royal Oak community, and our Michigan tax evasion lawyers have over 20 years of experience handling tax crime cases. When you need strong representation to protect your rights and best interests, call us for a free consultation.
What Is Tax Evasion?
Income tax evasion, also sometimes referred to as income tax fraud, is when someone knowingly attempts to defraud the IRS and/or fails to file an income tax return. When this happens, the IRS can bring civil or criminal charges against the individual. The majority of tax evasion charges are prosecuted as felonies and, in addition to a prison sentence, you may face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and the seizure of your assets.
Common situations that may result in a tax evasion investigation include:
- Underreporting taxable income for several years
- Claiming fictitious or inaccurate deductions
- Understatement of income
- Failure to file a tax return
- Filing false returns
- Dealing in cash
To secure a conviction, the IRS must prove that you intended to defraud the government and that the issue wasn’t merely a mistake. At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, we believe in structuring an aggressive defense, and our tax evasion attorneys will thoroughly research your situation, helping you make sound legal decisions that protect your financial future and your freedom.