Tell Us About Your Case
Tax fraud charges require more than a simple mistake when filing returns. Tax fraud is when a person fraudulently files taxes. It may be a violation of both state and federal laws. In a tax fraud case, the person filing his or her taxes deliberately underpays. A conviction could mean prison time, fines or both.
If you are under investigation by state or federal law enforcement agents for tax evasion, contact an experienced San Antonio tax fraud lawyer at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr. Our attorneys not only understand the nuances of tax law, we know how to negotiate a fair resolution when we are unlikely to prevail at trial based on the facts of the case.
The key to fighting the accusations for the best result is obtaining representation as early in the process as possible. Many of these cases begin with a report of tax fraud made anonymously to the Internal Revenue Service or state regulators. Never talk to any law enforcement officer or federal agent about these allegations until after you have spoke to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call us at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr to discuss your case today.
In Texas, tax fraud cases often are investigated by the FBI, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Comptroller's Criminal Investigation Division. At the federal level, the case are prosecuted in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Texas - San Antonio Division.
Our attorneys have experience in these cases at both the state and federal level. Attorney Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr has extensive knowledge of white collar offenses, especially tax fraud and other fraud cases. We can help you get the best possible outcome in your white collar crime case.
Tax fraud, often called tax evasion, is the knowingly and willful attempt to defeat or circumvent the tax law in order to illegally reduce one’s tax liability. Because federal and state tax laws are so complex, often people charged with these crimes are unaware they have engaged in any conduct that could constitute tax fraud.
Tax fraud is a white collar crime that can include falsifying books or records, sales tax fraud, failure to pay employees’ payroll withholding tax, illegal source violations, hiding or transferring assets or using illegal offshore tax shelters.
Our attorneys have successfully represented clients charged with a wide variety of different types of tax fraud cases, including:
Related offenses include Wire Fraud 18 U.S.C. 1343 when false return are filed electronically over the internet and routed through interstate commerce.
The penalties for tax fraud charges vary widely depending on the offense. Some of the possible charges and penalties for tax fraud in Texas include:
Failure to pay, known as tax evasion:
False entry, or failure to enter require records:
Failure to produce record for inspection:
Tips from the IRS on Reporting Tax Fraud - The Internal Revenue Service proves these tips on a frequently asked question - "How Do you Report Suspected Tax Fraud Activity?." One of the most common ways that tax fraud is reported anonymously is through the use of IRS Form 3949-A.
Tax Fraud Criminal Investigations by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Information on how fraud is reported to authorities anonymously at the state level with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts by phone, e-mail or mail to report a suspected business or individuals.
If you or your business is under investigation for any type of tax fraud or tax evasion crime, contact a San Antonio tax fraud attorney at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr to discuss your rights. Never speak with a state or federal agent until after you have spoken with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We offer a free initial consultation and a case analysis to every prospective client. Call 210-226-1463 today.