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By Spodek Law Group | April 5, 2022
(Last Updated On: March 9, 2023)

Last Updated on: 9th March 2023, 10:37 am

Understanding Tax Fraud Penalties and How Spodek Law Group Can Help You


As Americans, we all want to lower our tax burden, but it’s important to stay within the confines of the law. If you’re accused of tax fraud, it’s essential to understand the severe consequences that come with it. Fortunately, Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek are here to help you navigate the complex legal system.

What Are the Penalties for Tax Fraud?

Tax fraud can result in significant penalties, such as jail time, prison time, and hefty fines. If you’re found guilty of tax fraud, you may also be forbidden from working as a tax attorney, a tax preparation expert, or a CPA.

According to IRS guidelines, those who attempt to evade paying taxes or fail to collect taxes as required may face a five-year prison sentence in addition to a fine of up to $250,000. It’s crucial to note that tax evasion is different from tax avoidance, which involves using legal measures to reduce tax bills.

The government also imposes penalties on those who fail to file a tax return. IRS guidelines suggest a one-year prison sentence in addition to a $100,000 fine for individuals. Those who make false statements on a tax return or help others make false statements may face up to three years in prison.

How Can Spodek Law Group Help?

If you’re accused of tax fraud, hiring an attorney is your best bet to ensure a fair trial. Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek can help you in many ways.

First, our attorneys will attempt to show that you either told the truth or believed that you told the truth on all documents submitted to the government. In some cases, we may argue that you committed negligence as opposed to actual tax evasion. For instance, if you didn’t account for investment income due to a lack of proper documentation, that could be seen as an honest mistake.

Failing to account for all of your tips while working as a waitress may also be seen as negligence rather than fraud. While you may still face a 20 percent penalty and a fine, there’s little chance of jail or prison time in a negligence case.

Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek have a deep understanding of the law and can help you prove that the IRS made the mistake and that you owe nothing. We’ll guide you through every step of the process to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

How Should You React to a Charge of Tax Fraud?

If you’re accused of tax fraud, it’s important to hire an attorney right away. The government may ask to talk to you directly at some point, but it’s critical to understand your rights and what you’re legally required to disclose.

Under no circumstances should you provide the government with more information than they ask for. It’s also never a good idea to answer any questions that you don’t have a good answer for. It’s better to defer to legal counsel or ask for time to collect more information as opposed to giving an incomplete or inaccurate statement.

Remember, anything that you say or do during the course of an investigation can and will be used against you. If you’re questioned prior to retaining legal counsel, you generally have the right to stop the interview by asking for counsel. The interview will generally end right away and resume when you have an attorney representing your interests.


A charge of tax fraud is a serious matter, and it’s crucial to take it seriously. Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. With our help, you can fight the charges and protect your personal and professional reputations.

At Spodek Law Group, we understand the emotional toll that a charge of tax fraud can take on you and your loved ones. That’s why we use emotionally charged language in our communication with clients to let them know that we’re here to help them every step of the way.

We’re proud to exhibit professionalism and a deep understanding of the law in our work. We have the experience to handle any legal situation and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

If you’re accused of tax fraud, don’t hesitate to contact Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek. We’ll work tirelessly to defend your rights and ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.

Penalties for Tax Fraud IRS Guidelines
Jail time, prison time, or a fine Propose a five-year prison sentence for those who attempt to evade paying taxes or who fail to collect taxes from others as required
Forbidden from working as a tax attorney, a tax preparation expert, or as a CPA A fine of up to $250,000 for individual taxpayers
A one-year prison sentence in addition to a $100,000 fine for individuals who fail to file a tax return
Imprisonment of up to three years for those who make false statements on a tax return or who help others make false statements


The information in this article is not legal advice and is provided for informational purposes only. Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek do not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in this article. Please consult with a licensed attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.

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