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Nassau County Tax Evasion Attorney

Defending Against Tax Crimes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) takes tax evasion and fraud quite seriously, imposing lengthy prison sentences and stiff fines for those who actively avoid paying their share of income taxes. Due to the complexities of the tax code, however, sometimes honest mistakes may appear like criminal activity.

If you are currently under investigation for tax evasion in New York, our Nassau County criminal defense attorneys at Foley Griffin, LLP are prepared to protect your rights and future for those who face penalties for various types of tax evasion. With more than two decades of legal experience, we can guide you through the intricacies of your case and the legal system.

The following are examples of the criminal tax issues we handle:

  • Tax evasion
  • Preparing false returns
  • Will failure to file a tax return
  • False withholding statements
  • Concealing sources of income
  • Destruction of records
  • Overstating deductions
  • Aiding and abetting tax fraud

Tax Evasion Law & Penalties

The IRS recognizes two main forms of tax evasion: evasion of payment and evasion of assessment. If an individual hides their assets after a tax becomes due or owing, this is considered attempt to evade payment. If an individual transfers assets to prevent the IRS from determining an accurate tax liability, it is considered an attempt to evade assessment. Tax evasion is considered a felony, no matter how much money you owe. In order to obtain a guilty verdict, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt every element of the offense.

The following are the basic elements of tax evasion:

  • An attempt to either evade tax payment or assessment
  • A tax is due and owed
  • Willfulness

Since tax evasion is a federal crime, it is often punishable by a maximum five years and a fine of up to $250,000.

Let Us Handle Your Case Right Away

Do not get bullied by the IRS or state tax agency without having an experienced attorney on your side. Our Nassau County criminal defense lawyers are ready to aggressively and effectively fight for the best results possible.

Contact us at (888) 966-8480 and schedule a free consultation.

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