What is Tax Fraud?
There are two kinds of tax fraud that I often deal with in my tax litigation law practice:
- Alleged concealment of income— income that was left out of the tax return — to save on taxes.
- Alleged declaration of false tax deductions, to save on taxes.
Was the Misrepresentation Unintentional?
If you did not intend to conceal income, or take false deductions, you have not committed tax fraud. If all the circumstances imply that you did have intent, your innocence may be a challenge to prove. Of course, the IRS may be interested in considering your intent. It is up to me to create the circumstance where the IRS employee chooses to do nothing.
And often the employee has other goals for their work. They may want to issue a penalty, and be done with it. Or they may do nothing at all. It is up to me to create the circumstance where the IRS employee chooses to do nothing.
Issue in Audits
Tax fraud may be identified as an issue in audits, and in tax collection cases. If you fear an inquiry, it is best to have me handle your audit or collection case from the very beginning.
In addition, I have clients who come to me, to come clean with the IRS. I handle these types of circumstances as well.
Effective Advocacy From an Austin, Texas Tax Attorney
You may want to volunteer something to the IRS, or change your tax return. Or you simply have to react to an IRS inquiry. Regardless, you are welcome to bring your case to my attention. I am often able to defuse a potential tax fraud case.
I am John McDuff, a veteran tax litigation attorney. As an attorney who is also a CPA, I am well placed to defend taxpayers in controversial cases such as tax fraud allegations. Contact me at 512.457.1177 to schedule an appointment.