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Is it simple negligence or willful tax evasion?

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2020 | White Collar Crimes |

Here’s a fundamental point to note concerning the white collar criminal realm: It is not a narrow universe.

In fact, task forces and prosecutorial teams at both the federal and state levels – sometimes working in concert – have ample resources and deep pockets when it comes to white collar probes targeting wrongdoing. And when they spotlight alleged crime, they take a broad view.

We underscore that at the tenured Indianapolis criminal defense law firm of Kammen & Moudy, LLC. Our deep legal team commands many decades of collective experiencing helping valued and diverse clients secure best-case results in white collar criminal matters. We have diligently defended individuals and corporate entities against embezzlement, insider trading, money laundering, myriad types of fraud, perjury, forgery and additional charges.

Like tax evasion, for example. An online overview of that subject matter notes that the Internal Revenue Service “takes tax evasion and fraud very seriously.” An evasion conviction often yields onerous fines and a prison term.

What do authorities look for in a tax evasion probe?

The above primer underscores that tax authorities do not look with great suspicion at every tax filer who makes a mistake. American tax laws are unduly complex; reportedly, high numbers of filers commonly make errors grounded in negligence.

It is different, though, when evidence exists to support an allegation that an individual purposefully engaged in conduct to secure a tax advantage through deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation. A filer might claim a bogus deduction or underreport taxable income, for example.

How can a proven legal team help in a tax evasion case?

Aggressive and knowledgeable legal counsel can help a charged client by carefully examining case evidence and finding weaknesses that undercut a criminal charge. That can be achieved by persuasively presenting information that points toward a simple mistake and a filer’s non-willful conduct rather than to intentional wrongdoing.

We welcome contacts to the firm and the opportunity to respond to questions or concerns relevant to a white collar criminal charge or any criminal law matter.

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