What You Should Know
Criminal investigations by the IRS are on the rise in both domestic and international tax matters as the agency seeks to combat fraud and dismantle off-shore banking activity. Many criminal investigations are often the result of an audit or a referral by an IRS employee working a related case. Cases are handled by IRS Special Agents and may take the form of parallel investigations with other IRS employees and/or legal Counsel. Taxpayers must take great care in ensuring their tax avoidance strategies (legal) are not crossing the line into tax evasion (illegal).
How We Can Help
Seeking to minimize your tax burden using methods and practices approved by the IRS can be challenging and not only involves knowledge of the Tax Code, but also which practices are lawful and which are considered “indicators of fraud” by the IRS. We can assist you in categorizing your personal and business tax practices to assess and identify those practices that may be considered questionable in the eyes of the government. In the event you are currently a subject of a criminal investigation, we can provide you with a host of options to help minimize your exposure to adverse consequences, while ensuring your taxpayer rights are being protected.