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Brooklyn Tax Evasion Fraud Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | January 22, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 19, 2023)

Last Updated on: 19th October 2023, 12:09 pm


Brooklyn Tax Evasion Fraud Lawyers

Paying taxes is never fun, but not paying them can land you in big trouble. If the IRS accuses you of tax evasion or tax fraud in Brooklyn, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Let’s break down what constitutes tax evasion and fraud, penalties you may face, and how a knowledgeable Brooklyn tax attorney can help.

Tax Evasion vs. Tax Fraud

While the terms get used interchangeably, tax evasion and tax fraud mean different things:

  • Tax Evasion – When you intentionally try to avoid paying taxes you owe. Examples include not reporting income, inflating deductions, hiding money offshore, etc.
  • Tax Fraud – When you intentionally decieve or mislead the IRS through false returns, documents, or statements. This is a more serious criminal charge.

Both are illegal, but tax fraud is considered more serious with harsher penalties. Either way, the IRS and prosecutors take these accusations very seriously in Brooklyn and nationwide.

Penalties for Tax Evasion or Fraud

If convicted of tax evasion or fraud, penalties can include:

  • Up to 5 years in prison and $100,000 in fines for tax evasion
  • Up to 3 years in prison and $250,000 in fines for filing a fraudulent return
  • Up to $500,000 in additional fines for corporations
  • Paying back taxes owed, plus interest and penalties

These criminal penalties are imposed in addition to owing back taxes, interest, and civil fines. The IRS will get the money you owe one way or another.

How Tax Attorneys Defend Evasion Charges

Experienced tax attorneys have many strategies to fight tax evasion and fraud charges, like:

  • Negotiating with the IRS for reduced penalties
  • Proving reasonable cause or lack of intent
  • Identifying procedural errors or violations by the IRS
  • Disputing the tax amounts owed
  • Seeking a voluntary disclosure program to avoid criminal prosecution

A knowledgeable tax lawyer will thoroughly examine your case to find the best defenses. This can get the charges reduced or even dismissed in some cases.

Choosing a Brooklyn Tax Evasion Lawyer

If you’re facing tax evasion or fraud accusations in Brooklyn, it’s critical to have an experienced local lawyer on your side. Look for someone with a proven track record and expertise in federal tax law. Consider:

  • Education – Ivy League or top NYC law schools are a plus
  • Tax focus – Look for a lawyer who specializes specifically in tax law
  • Local experience – Find someone familiar with NY and Brooklyn courts and prosecutors
  • Results – Ask about their success defending tax cases like yours
  • Resources – Choose a larger firm with in-house CPAs and tax experts

Also look for good communication skills, responsiveness, and someone who makes you feel comfortable. This is a stressful time and you want a lawyer you connect with and who will fight relentlessly for you.

The Tax Evasion Defense Team at My Firm

I’ve defended hundred’s of tax evasion cases in Brooklyn and take pride in my record of dismissals and charge reductions. My handpicked team includes:

  • CPAs – To dispute IRS claimed amounts owed
  • Former IRS agents – Who know how the IRS operates and where they cut corners
  • Investigators – To gather evidence and witness statements for your defense

We will build the strongest possible defense and negotiate aggressively with the IRS. My goal is avoiding criminal prosecution so you can move on with your life.

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