Tax Fraud Crime Defense Lawyers
Have You Been Charged with Tax Fraud Charges the San Francisco Bay Area Courts?
White Collar Criminal Charges can be filed by the State of California or by the federal government. The consequences of White Collar Criminal Charges can be very serious.
What are Tax Fraud Charges?
Tax fraud, or tax evasion, is failing to file a return, failing to pay due taxes, or intentionally providing false information to the IRS to lower or avoid taxes. Tax crimes include filing a false tax return, tax evasion, filing false documents, failure to collect employment taxes, failure to pay taxes, and failing to file a tax return. The penalties for criminal tax fraud are very serious.
Individuals charged with federal crimes including tax fraud generally face greater jeopardy than those in state court. When possible we work to keep cases in state court. However, when a criminal charge falls under a federal criminal statute, we are prepared to defend our clients, regardless of which federal jurisdiction the case is brought in.
A conviction for tax evasion or tax fraud can result in fines, asset forfeiture and possible prison time, depending on the severity of the offense.
Federal tax fraud cases often involve long periods of investigation. If you or an employee has received a summons or subpoena, or if you have been contacted by IRS special agents, please contact Ginny Harjot Walia as soon as possible.