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Professional Assistance With Tax Evasion And Tax Fraud Crimes

There is a fine line between tax evasion and tax avoidance, but the consequences are drastically different. Tax avoidance is perfectly legal; in many ways, it is a key goal of all sound tax planning. However, tax evasion and tax fraud can carry criminal implications punishable by heavy fines and years in prison. If you notice an error on an individual or business tax return, or if you are under investigation by the IRS, seek confidential and professional assistance from an experienced tax law attorney.

Experienced Legal Counsel For Serious Tax Evasion And Tax Fraud Charges

For over 18 years, the Florida law firm of Bucci Law Offices has provided top-notch legal services to individual and business taxpayers around the world. If you are facing the potential for criminal tax charges in the U.S., we can help.

Our experienced attorneys understand the fine distinctions between tax avoidance and tax fraud. Working closely with you, together we will build strong legal strategies that seek to protect you and your assets from potential criminal liability.

Tax Avoidance Vs. Evasion

Deliberately misrepresenting the financial status of an individual or a business by overstating deductions, declaring less income than was actually earned or omitting sources of income altogether is considered tax evasion, and subjects a person to criminal liability. Other types of criminal tax evasion may include:

  • Misrepresentations regarding your country of residence
  • Creation of tax-exempt legal entities, or tax shelters
  • Commingling of business expenses and personal expenses

Tax avoidance, however, is a legitimate way of using techniques permitted by the IRS to lower your tax bill. Examples include:

  • Contributing to a charitable organization or an Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) in order to increase your allowable deductions
  • Structuring a business transaction in order to take advantage of the lowest possible tax rate
  • Minimizing taxable income by controlling the month or year the income will be received

The distinction between tax avoidance and criminal tax evasion turns upon whether the techniques were used with fraudulent intent.

Should You Amend Your Tax Return?

Many taxpayers turn to our firm for help after discovering an error on their tax returns or after receiving correspondence from the IRS. We will help you weigh your options and which course of action may be in your best interests.

Contact Bucci Law Offices, or call 305-340-2275 in Miami, 954-900-9107 in Fort Lauderdale, or toll free at 800-743-4263. We handle cases worldwide. Call us today to schedule a consultation.