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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!


Brooklyn Tax Evasion Fraud Lawyers

Tax evasion is a broad term that refers to intentionally underpaying or failing to pay taxes. In order for this type of charge to be leveled, there must be some evidence that the taxpayer deliberately chose actions that led the failure to pay or not paying the proper amount. Attempts to circumvent the payment of taxes can lead to serious consequences. Here is what taxpayers should know about tax evasion in Brooklyn and what can happen as a result.

Understanding Laws That Apply

State and Federal laws provide working definitions for determining if tax evasion has taken place. They also identify varying degrees of evasion that may take place. In some cases, those laws also overlap with laws related to tax fraud.

In the state of New York, the tax laws as defined in article 1800 provide the basis for determining if an attempt to evade paying taxes or commit fraud by failing to provide accurate information about income amounts and sources took place. Section 1801 repeatedly refers to willful actions that lead to the underpayment or lack of payment of taxes. This is key since state and government tax agencies typically do not hold that fraud or evasion has taken place if it appears that the taxpayer simply made a mistake and had no intent to defraud or evade the payment of taxes.

There are several actions identified as examples of evasion. One has to do with failing to file a tax return. In this scenario, it can be demonstrated that the taxpayer had no medical or other reason to not file the proper documents by the due date.

Another has to do with deliberately omitting to report all sources of income or revenue as required by law. Choosing to not include some source of taxable income in the return documentation could indicate a willful attempt to lower the tax obligation and result in paying a lower amount of taxes for the period cited.

Attempting to claim deductions of exemptions that the taxpayer is not entitled to receive is another way that some have tried to lower their tax obligations. When there is a clear pattern of claiming expenses that are not allowed, this could be grounds for launching an audit and determining if the errors were due to a lack of understanding the tax codes or a deliberate effort to evade paying the proper amount of taxes.

Who Can Be Charged With Tax Evasion?

Any individual or business entity can be charged with tax evasion. Along with the failure to report income, claiming exemptions that are not allowed, or choosing to not file documents in a timely manner, business owners could be charged because of a failure to withhold and ultimately report employee taxes.

Trust funds are also subject to taxation. It is the responsibility of trust administrators to ensure all income paid into or generated by the trust is reported to the appropriate tax agencies and any taxes owed paid by the due dates set by the state and federal agencies.

What are the Penalties for Tax Evasion?

Depending on the nature of the problems with the reporting and amounts paid, the charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies. For example, New York tax laws address the issue of what is known as tax fraud or evasion in the fifth degree. This typically has to do with an attempt to modify returns so that a lower obligation is reported but does not involve an extensive restructuring of information to achieve the desired result. Such an action would be considered a misdemeanor.

The taxpayer would like be charged with paying the remaining taxes owed, a penalty that is calculated based on the amount of money involved and the time lapsed since the original filing date, and any other late fees that could apply if some sort of repayment installment plan is used to settle the debt.

Tax evasion in the fourth, third, second, and first degree are considered felonies. Typically, charges that fall into any of these categories would involve a structured and ongoing process of altering financial documents in order to lower tax obligations.

Along with fees and other penalties based on the type of evasion that occurred, there is the possibility of one or more people facing incarceration. Depending on the nature of the offense, the convicted party could face anywhere from a couple of years to over a decade of time in a federal or state prison. The eligibility for parole may be present in some cases.

Keep in mind that the grounds and specifics related to tax evasion do change over time. Activities that were classed as misdemeanors may not be considered felonies. For this reason, it pays to be mindful of any recent changes to the tax codes and ensure those are taken into account when calculating, reporting, and paying taxes.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

When there is any indication something is wrong with tax forms or payments remitted, the first order of business is to hire a tax attorney. The goal is to have the forms and all communications with the tax agency evaluated. An attorney can reconstruct what took place and determine if there are grounds for presenting whatever omissions or mistakes that were made as being done without malice or an attempt to avoid paying the correct amount of taxes.

Being charged with any form of tax evasion can create financial issues for years to come. Securing legal representations ensures there is someone who understands tax laws, can relate them to the circumstances surrounding the allegation, and take whatever steps are necessary to ensure the rights of the client are observed at all times.

http://codes.findlaw.com/ny/tax-law/tax-sect-1800.html

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/sheriff-courts/sheriff-tax-evasion-deed-fraud.page

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/abusive-trust-tax-evasion-schemes-questions-and-answers


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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