criminal tax matters

Criminal Tax Issues

There is a difference between a mistake and a crime. Unfortunately, the government may interpret your actions as something more than a simple mistake and you may be charged with a tax crime.

At The Wilson Firm, our practice focuses on tax controversy issues, including defense against criminal tax charges. The scope of our representation is not simply limited to civil matters; we protect our clients even when the stakes are raised to include their liberty and personal freedom.

The types of criminal tax issues the lawyers at The Wilson Firm handle include:

  • Tax Evasion
  • Willful failure to file a tax return
  • Willful failure to collect or pay over withholding tax
  • Preparing false returns
  • Aiding and Abetting tax fraud
  • Stacking of corporate and individual tax liabilities
  • False withholding statements
  • Conspiracy to impede or defeat the collection of tax
  • Tax Structuring crimes

Tax crimes may be charged against people other than the taxpayer, such as business partners, corporate officers, and certain fiduciaries if those people are involved in the tax matters under investigation.

If you think you may be a target of an investigation by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division ("CID"), our tax attorneys can seek to resolve your case prior to a criminal referral to the Department of Justice.

If a criminal referral has already occurred, we can assist with your defense, or negotiate a plea agreement and defend you in restitution matters. We can also advise you in grand jury proceedings.

Our tax attorneys also work with other criminal defense lawyers in cases that involve other white-collar criminal allegations along with tax charges. In some cases, the client is able to avoid criminal charges through negotiations with tax authorities.

In criminal matters, our approach includes bringing together a team of tax professionals to ensure the client is represented with the highest degree of professionalism and capability available, giving the client the best chance of success during what is undoubtedly a difficult process. This includes taking all measures necessary to maintain the client's confidentiality.