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Experienced Tax Fraud Defense Lawyer in Chicago and Illinois

Tax fraud is when a taxpayer intends to defraud the government by not paying taxes or filing a false return. The Internal Revenue Service will conduct an investigation, and depending on what they find, the case can cause criminal charges to be filed against you. If the IRS believes that the taxpayer or the person who prepared their return purposefully provided deceptive information on the return to evade taxes, it turns into a criminal tax fraud case. A conviction of this can lead to fines of up to $100,000 and up to five years in jail.

If a CPA or an unlicensed tax preparer is believed to have knowingly falsified their client’s return, the IRS may subject them to civil or criminal charges. The penalty for this type of charge starts at $250 and the person responsible will be reported to the IRS Office of Personal Responsibility. This can result in the preparer being suspended, censured or disbarred.

Criminal Charges for Tax Fraud

If you are facing criminal charges for tax fraud, it is imperative to contact experienced criminal defense attorney James Shapiro to help you with your case. He has vast knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and how the IRS conducts their investigations. The penalties for tax fraud are very severe and can have a very strong impact on your life. James Shapiro will take a look at the specifics of your case to find the most compelling defense in order to get the best outcome possible for you.

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