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West Palm Beach Tax Evasion Lawyer

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The Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service investigates cases of potential tax evasion. Tax evasion is a crime in which a person or business purposefully avoids owing or paying taxes, usually by filing a fraudulent tax return. Federal tax evasion is a felony and carries extremely severe penalties in the event of a conviction.

These can include:

  • Fines of up to $100,000 for individuals ($500,000 for corporations)
  • Imprisonment of up to 5 years

Sentences in these types of cases have increased by an average of five months since 2008. With such severe penalties, it is critical to obtain the services of our West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers at Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. to protect your rights. We are extensively trained to deal with the IRS and to protect your legal rights. We can help protect you from the very serious consequences that can result from a conviction of tax evasion.

Tax Evasion vs. Failure to File

The Internal Revenue Service reports that about three percent of taxpayers do not file tax returns of any kind. Whether a person owes taxes or not, he or she must file a return. If money is owed in a year where a return is not filed, the IRS can include a fine of up to $25,000 and up to one year in jail for each return in question.

For personalized legal services, please get in touch with us today. Our West Palm Beach white collar crime attorneys offer confidential initial consultations.

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