Dallas Tax Crimes Lawyer
Defending Those Who Are Facing Tax Crimes in Dallas County
Tax offenses (also known as tax fraud) are taken extremely serious by the federal government. If you believe that you are under investigation for tax fraud or if someone you care about has been arrested for a tax crime, contact the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, right away for a confidential consultation. Our Dallas tax crime lawyers are prepared to put 30+ years of experience, including past experience in federal prosecution, to work for you. Our criminal defense attorneys aim to secure favorable outcomes for all of our clients while ensuring that their rights are protected throughout the legal process.
Examples of Tax Fraud
Tax fraud takes many forms. In the most general sense, it involves an attempt to defraud or the actual defrauding of the state or federal government. Both individuals and businesses can be charged with tax fraud, and the penalties for such offenses vary depending on the unique factors and circumstances involved. That being said, most defendants charged with tax fraud face steep fines, interest, prison time, and other serious penalties.
Some examples of relatively common tax fraud charges include:
- Failure to file state/federal income tax returns
- Failure to pay state or federal tax debts
- Fraudulent tax deduction/tax credit claims
- Willfully lowering tax liability
- Misrepresentation of income (including under-reporting and omitting certain income)
- Hiding assets
- Misrepresentation of personal/business assets
- Failure to report true income
- Failure to remit payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
This is not an exhaustive list. There are many other forms of tax fraud, all of which can result in serious consequences for convicted individuals.
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It is important to note that making mistakes on your taxes is not a crime. While the IRS may fine you for negligent and unintentional mistakes, intent to commit tax fraud must exist for the prosecution to secure a conviction.
At the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, we know how to fight back against serious tax crime charges. Our tax crimes lawyers in Dallas have handled thousands of cases and have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain case dismissals and not-guilty verdicts.
Contact the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, today to get started on your defense with our Dallas tax crimes lawyer.
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