The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.
Service is paramount to results. We treat you like family, so you know what's going on always.
When you hire our criminal attorneys, you work directly with a senior attorney only.
We've been reviewed and rated as a top rated criminal defense law firm.
Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.
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What is Tax Fraud?
Tax fraud is when an individual or business knowingly and purposefully falsifies tax return information to reduce the amount of tax liability. An indiviudal who is guilty of tax fraud will intentionally lie on a tax return to prevent paying the full tax obligation.Although mistakes filing taxes can lead to individuals not paying the full tax obligation he or she owes, these circumstances are not considered tax fraud. To be convicted of tax fraud, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must prove an individual intentionally attempted to underpay his or her taxes or tried to hide any taxable assets.What are Examples of Tax Fraud?
Tax fraud involves a purposeful wrongdoing. If an individual is careless or negligent, which caused tax errors, he or she will not be convicted of tax fraud. The IRS typically conducts an investigation to see if a crime has been committed. The IRS considers some of these examples as tax fraud:
Furthermore, those accused of lying, concealing, or delaying an investigation, which are made to mislead the IRS in an investigation, is also a against the law.
What are Defenses to Fight a Tax Fraud Charge?
There are several tax fraud defenses that can be used, which may include:
To be convicted of tax fraud, a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt an individual knowingly had intentions not to pay his or her taxes. If an individual can prove that his or her failure to file a tax return was because they forgot, it may be sufficient for a dismissal.
Statue of Limitations
There is a time limit (statute of limitations) for an individual to be charged with tax fraud. If the IRS doesn’t file a tax fraud lawsuit before the time limit, an individual can’t be charged with tax fraud. The general statue of limitations for this offense is six years of when the alleged tax fraud occurred.
What are the Penalties for Tax Fraud?
If an individual is convicted of tax fraud, he or she could face the following penalties:
If an individual violates a federal tax law, it can result in significant fines. A tax fraud conviction fine can be $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for companies.
A tax fraud conviction can result in a prison term up to five years. However, this sentence can be enhanced if an individual was charged with multiple counts or it was a repeated offense.
Those convicted of tax fraud can lead to court orders that require an individual pay for restitution.
An individual convicted of tax fraud can result in probation, which usually last one to three years.
Should an Individual Consult an Attorney?
Tax fraud is a serious offense. Those who have been charged with tax fraud should contact a defense attorney immediately. For an individual to be convicted of tax fraud, the prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt he or she knowingly committed the offense. A knowledgable defense attorney can protect an indiviudal’s rights and examine evidence to build a strong defense.
Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.
Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.
Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.
We provide superior service, excellent results, at a level superior to other criminal defense law firms. Regardless of where your case is, nationwide, we can help you.
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