South Carolina Tax Attorneys Defending Your Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion Charges
Tax fraud or tax evasion is not just a federal crime. In most cases, the offense or fraud involves a loss to or fraud on the Internal Revenue Service and the State of South Carolina. When the offense or fraud involves a loss to or fraud upon the State, the South Carolina Department of Revenue is the investigating agency. The I.R.S. investigates federal tax evasion. Our experienced Workers Comp tax attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. can help with both jurisdictions.
Tax Fraud or Tax Evasion Involving the I.R.S.
One of the missions of The Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) is to detect and prosecute tax fraud and federal tax evasion. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for tax evasion, your personal and professional livelihood are at stake.
If you are charged with tax evasion the I.R.S. can:
- seize your assets,
- put you in jail,
- prosecute family members,
- freeze your bank accounts,
- shut down your business, and
- garnish your wages.
The best tax fraud lawyers agree that a conviction for tax evasion can result in jail time and staggering fines and penalties. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for federal tax evasion, you must contact experienced federal tax fraud and tax evasion lawyers to help defend your tax case.
Common I.R.S. allegations include:
- failure to pay, or underpayment of, personal or business income taxes,
- failure to file personal or business taxes,
- misrepresentation of income,
- supporting deductions with fraudulent documentation,
- reporting income paid to someone else,
- hiding assets in an offshore bank account,
- claiming deductions you are not eligible for, and
- directing another to submit false information.
Rewards for Whistleblowers Reporting Tax Fraud
The I.R.S. Whistleblower Rewards Program, enacted by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, provides a substantial incentive for people to come forward and identify other persons, corporations and businesses, trusts, partnerships, or other entities that are underpaying their taxes in any way. This program provides a substantial monetary incentive to reporting individuals awarding them up to 30 percent of the amount of tax, interest, and penalties ultimately collected by the I.R.S.
Being investigated by the S.C. Department of Revenue?
The Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) is the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s primary criminal tax enforcement unit, and its function is to review alleged violations to the tax laws, to investigate those violations, and to recommend criminal prosecutions as warranted. Criminal and civil penalties, as well as damages, can be severe for failure to furnish or file a withholding statement or failure to file a return. Also, there can be criminal penalties for individuals who give false information to an employer or attempts to willfully evade a tax imposed by the Department.
Do NOT Talk to S.C. Department of Revenue Investigators Without an experienced Tax Fraud Attorney Present!
Our clients often tell us that they speak to investigators because they feel that they do not have anything to hide. If an investigator approaches you, contact a criminal tax attorney to discuss the best way to proceed.
Call Today for a Free Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion Consultation
Depending upon the facts of your tax investigation, there may be several ways to obtain debt relief and keep you from going to prison. We will work hard to settle your tax debt with the I.R.S. or South Carolina Department of Revenue for a fraction of what you owe. Contact theSouth Carolina tax attorney at the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. today for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you put your I.R.S. tax debt behind you. 803-252-4800