Defending Against Tax Fraud
As both a state and federal crime, charges of tax fraud should be treated with the upmost seriousness. Generally understood to be any action that intentionally defrauds the government of its tax revenue, the charges are broadly applicable to a number of situations. Before you can ever be convicted of tax fraud, prosecutors must first prove that you intended to defraud the government out the tax revenue you should have paid.
Circumstances that Culminate Tax Fraud Charges
While this process can be exceedingly difficult to prove, the government will likely attempt to demonstrate that you knowingly acted in one or more of the following ways in order to defraud the government:
- Underreported your income
- Kept inadequate records
- Concealed assets
- Failed to file a tax return
- Conducted business in cash
- Engaged in illegal activity
- Failed to cooperate with tax officials
- Failed to make necessary tax payments
Whatever the exact circumstances of your case happen to be, our Austin tax fraud attorneys are committed to helping you develop a comprehensive legal strategy intended to reduce or, ideally, altogether drop the charges against you.
Consult with a Tax Fraud Attorney in Austin
If you live in Austin and have been charged with tax fraud, you should speak with an Austin criminal defense attorney at Ian Inglis Attorney at Law as early on in the legal process as you possibly can. To confidentially discuss the particulars of your case with a criminal defense attorney in Austin, please call our offices at (512) 472-1950 today.