Are you the subject of an I.R.S criminal investigation? Whether you’ve received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S), been subpoenaed to appear in court, or have been contacted by the IRS for an interview, becoming the subject of a criminal investigation by the I.R.S is serious. Depending on the crime, you can face hefty penalties and even time in prison.
There are many reasons why you might be under criminal investigation by the I.R.S. Some of the most common reasons include tax schemes, bankruptcy fraud, gaming, healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, fraudulent returns, and real estate fraud. While some people break the law on purpose, others get scammed without even knowing it until the IRS comes knocking on their doors. For example, you might have fallen for a tax evasion scheme. Or, you might have picked the wrong tax preparer to do your taxes. Unfortunately, even if you did not break the law on purpose, you’re still responsible for the information on the return.
Although it might be overwhelming and even scary to be confronted by the I.R.S, there is hope. If you’re under criminal investigation, it’s important to hire an I.R.S lawyer. An experienced and professional I.R.S lawyer can manage your account and take action at the most appropriate time during a criminal investigation. The following is a brief list of the advantages of hiring an I.R.S attorney when being charged with a crime or under criminal investigation.
An I.R.S attorney or tax attorney can help you with preparing and submitting proper documentation to the I.R.S during the investigation. For example, they can help obtain copies of bank records. Submitting the right paperwork in a timely manner will ensure that your side of the story is properly communicated, whether to the I.R.S, prosecution, judge, or jury.
In addition, an I.R.S lawyer can also help you take advantage of your legal rights and defenses to limit the number of personal records retrieved by the I.R.S. If an I.R.S auditor asks you many questions, an experienced attorney will be by your side to give the most appropriate answers.
While hiring an attorney is important during any type of I.R.S criminal investigation, it’s especially crucial if the I.R.S is accusing of you of falsifying tax materials to evade your tax responsibilities. The right attorney will defend your case and ensure that your case is properly submitted to I.R.S special agents. You don’t have to deal with an I.R.S criminal tax investigation on your own. If you’re under investigation, it’s a lot wiser to hire an I.R.S criminal tax attorney.
This article was sponsored by The Law Offices Of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C., a law firm that specializes in tax, probate, trust, and business law. If you’re under criminal investigation by the IRS, hire a tax lawyer in Fairfield or an IRS attorney today.