If you have had your case referred to the Internal Revenue Services Criminal Investigations Division, the first thing you need to do is hire a tax attorney. Only the tiniest fraction of the number of taxpayers that the IRS audits each year will actually be referred to its criminal division for prosecution. The mere fact that a case has been referred to the CI Division is a serious indicator that the IRS believes it has a slam-dunk case for tax evasion or fraud.
But the good news is that even if your case has been referred to the Criminal Investigations Division for prosecution, there is a good chance that with the help of a qualified tax attorney you will be able to avoid prosecution. And there are strongly compelling reasons to want to avoid a court case. Anyone who is convicted of tax fraud or evasion will be a convicted felon for the rest of their lives. This can affect everything from security clearance to the ability to rent an apartment to the ability to get a mortgage. Additionally, those who can avoid prosecution will usually be able to also avoid long terms of incarceration.
However, many people who are ultimately prosecuted for tax evasion elect to represent themselves. This is an often-fatal error, usually resulting in the taxpayer being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, receiving a long term of incarceration as well as hundred of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in fines, fees, back taxes and penalties. This is often a life-ruining experience. And it can mostly be avoided by the hiring of experienced counsel.
But even an IRS audit is a serious matter. If you have been contacted by the IRS for any matter relating to possible irregularities on your tax return, you should contact an experienced tax attorney at once.
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