We provide aggressive, experienced legal representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies for audits, IRS collection matters, criminal investigations, and tax court litigation. Taxpayers are entitled to many protections while under investigation in a tax controversy and the services of experienced tax counsel can reduce the potential for an adverse determination. When negotiation with the administrative arm of the IRS fails to secured a desired resolution, we have the experience to pursue judicial remedies to assure that our clients only pay the proper amount of tax.
Our clients in the tax area include individuals, small businesses, family and closely-held companies, emerging start-up entities, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as trusts, and estates. In certain instances, we have been providing tax planning, tax compliance, and other tax-related services to the same businesses and families for several decades.
Tax Fraud & Evasion
At the Law Offices of Robert M. Stahl, we are experienced in advising and representing individuals in cases involving tax fraud and tax evasion. If convicted, individuals charged with tax fraud face expensive fines and years in prison. In most cases, the Internal Revenue Service is willing to reach a compromise with someone who voluntarily steps forward to admit they made an error or failed to pay their taxes. When errors or tax evasion is discovered by the IRS through an audit or investigation into suspicious financial activity, they often assume it constitutes fraud; as a result, they are less inclined to offer a deal in exchange for paying what is owed with interest.
The IRS is not above making life difficult for unpopular businesses or people already accused of a crime. That is why it is important to have a legal team who understand how to work with investigators to evaluate the evidence and charges against you in cases of alleged tax fraud. The IRS is relatively unforgiving in cases where an audit reveals back-owed taxes or what appears to be tax fraud. Depending on the circumstances of your case, bank accounts may be frozen, property seized, or wages garnished. However, in cases where a person or business steps forward to admit they failed to file accurate tax returns (or failed to file at all), the IRS is often willing to reach a compromise. While you will likely be required to pay back most, if not all of what you owe, you are unlikely to spend time in jail or be heavily fined.
Do not let the IRS bully or intimidate you. If you have documents you are worried about securing, turning them over to your attorney may protect you from obstruction of justice charges and ensure your rights are asserted when IRS agents try to retrieve them.
Whether you are voluntarily stepping forward, already been charged with tax fraud, or are currently under investigation, contact the Law Offices of Robert M. Stahl to schedule an appointment and discuss your case today.
The Law Offices of Robert M. Stahl counsels and defends clients charged with the following types of alleged tax fraud:
- Criminal Tax Fraud
- Wrongly claiming certain kinds of deductions
- Incorrectly reporting income
- Failing to disclose taxable assets
- Misidentifying or misclassifying a business for tax purposes
- Fraudulently claiming an exempt status
- Tax evasion
- Foreign banking activities
- Sales and use tax audits
- Audits & Investigations
- Bankruptcy Tax Relief
- Innocent Spouse Relief
- Installment Agreements
- Offers in Compromise
- Payroll Tax Issues
- Release of Liens & Levies
- Tax Court Litigation
- Trust Fund Penalty
- Unfiled Tax Returns