Understanding Tax Crimes in Philadelphia – Tax Crime 101

Being investigated or charged with committing tax crimes is a frightening and intimidating experience. Whether the charge is filing a false tax return, submitting false documents, failure to pay taxes or file a tax return or any other variation, penalties can be very serious. Being convicted can mean time in jail, significant fines, and having to pay for the cost of the government’s prosecution of your case. At the law firm of Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law, we understand that there is a difference between tax fraud and a simple mistake, and we are here to help you fight the charges. Call us today and let us provide you with a skilled and knowledgeable defense strategy.

Just about anybody can be charged with tax crimes. Whether you face charges as an individual or business owner, a corporation or a tax preparer, it is important that you have legal representation that understands the seriousness of the charges and who knows how to closely examine the case against you to find its weaknesses and offer you the strongest possible argument in your defense. At Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law, we have represented clients charged with a number of different tax crimes, including:

  • Assisting in the preparation of false tax returns
  • Failure to file a federal income tax return
  • Failure to pay withholding tax
  • Failure to report international income
  • Filing false income tax returns
  • Intentional underreporting of income
  • Making improper deductions
  • Money laundering

As part of our legal representation, we access our extensive network of resources, including forensic accountants, financial specialists, and investigators in order to make sure that we can provide you with a strong and compelling case indicating that issues they have raised represent honest errors, ignorance, incorrect interpretation, or accounting issues rather than intentional or illegal avoidance of paying your taxes. We have represented cases at the local state and federal level, and understand that the government needs to prove that the issue they are charging you with involved deliberate intent. We will work hard to put your situation into the best possible light in order to minimize the penalties that you face.

When you have been charged with a tax crime, one of the best things that you can do is to take action quickly. In fact, it is best to contact the tax crime lawyers at Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law when you first learn about an audit for possible tax fraud or evasion rather than waiting until you have actually been charged with a crime. The earlier you contact us, the more that we can help. Call our office today and take advantage of our extensive experience in defending those accused of tax evasion. We are here to help.

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