Tax fraud is a serious crime. Luckily, very few taxpayers are actually convicted of tax fraud in any given year. In the United States, the Internal Revenue Service only refers approximately 3,000 cases to its Criminal Investigations Division in any year. This number is tiny in comparison to the 1.5 million taxpayers who undergo audits. And even that number is tiny when compared to the 150 million people who file tax returns each year.
Clearly, even being charged with a crime related to tax evasion or fraud is an extremely rare event. However, if you have been audited by the IRS, and your case has now been referred to the Criminal Investigations Division, the first thing you should do is pick up the phone and get in contact with a qualified tax attorney.
The mere fact that your case has been referred for prosecution is extremely serious. Almost everyone who has a case referred to the Criminal Investigations Unit will end up paying serious fines, penalties and back taxes. Unfortunately, approximately half of those who are referred for prosecution will see the inside of prison. It is absolutely imperative that anyone facing the full brunt of the IRS’ Criminal Investigations Division hire an experienced tax attorney. A good attorney can help to navigate the often-complex procedures of a criminal tax case. They can find flaws in the IRS’ case and help to ensure that the person being charged with a tax crime only ends up paying monetary penalties and can avoid spending long periods behind bars.
But it is important to emphasize that if you have been singled out for prosecution, then the IRS believes that is has a very strong case against you and is likely to try to make an example out of you. Only a qualified tax attorney can maximize your chances of avoiding prison.
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