If you or your company has been accused of failing to comply with Tax Laws, the consequences could be serious — including imprisonment and harsh fines. It is important to work with a well-qualified defense lawyer who can help you get the best possible results. Tax fraud attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm, located in Manhattan, use more than 40 years of combined experience to prepare strong defenses to tax fraud allegations.
Sections § 7201-7216 of the Internal Revenue Code contains 15 different criminal statutes concerning various omissions, evasions and false statements regarding the filing of returns and the payment of income taxes. The decision to prosecute a criminal tax case is the culmination of a lengthy and complex administrative process involving both the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice.
The IRS has a criminal investigations unit to which all suspected criminal violations are referred for investigation. Once the investigation is complete, a recommendation is made whether or not to prosecute. On one hand, if a decision is made to prosecute, the case is referred to the corresponding office in the Justice Department. On the other hand, if a decision is made not to prosecute, the IRS may take whatever administrative action it feels is appropriate in gathering the necessary evidence to audit the client. Any client that suspects that is being investigated should immediately take steps to assure that the IRS or the Justice Department is operating within its legal limitations and that all of their client's rights are being protected.
Effective counsel during an on-going criminal tax investigation is an essential safeguard against overzealous prosecution by the IRS. To represent effectively a client who has become the target of any form of tax investigation, an appreciation and understanding for the whole process by which the government administers criminal justice is crucial. Understanding all the phases of the process gives counsel for the accused the advantage of being able to anticipate and recognize the issues and controversies that point toward an escalation from an investigative phase to a decision to prosecute for criminal activity.
BLF is a full service criminal defense firm, focusing on white collar offenses but with the ability to defend clients against all types of criminal charges. Mr. Blanch and the tax fraud attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm have recently obtained dismissals of federal charges ranging from conspiracy involving Export of Stolen Vehicles to Wire Fraud regarding government-issued tax refunds.
With the capacity to handle complex legal and financial matters, The Blanch Law Firm provides effective defenses for individuals and businesses accused of state or federal tax fraud. Regardless of the exact nature of the allegations you face, the law firm can help:
Intentional failure to file
Failing a false return
Intentionally underreporting or omitting income
Overstating deductions / making false deductions
Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
Hiding or transferring income
Keeping false records of your income
There is no substitute for hard work, coupled with talent and deployment of the proper resources. That is why our philosophy is one of early and aggressive intervention. Experience has shown that a head start on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the prosecution can have tremendous advantages. A head start allows The Blanch Law Firm’s lawyers more time to conduct investigations and research legal options, as well as have an accounting team review financial records for IRS fraud. This can make a huge difference for clients: the difference between facing misdemeanor or felony charges, or whether any charges are filed at all.
Do you have legal concerns related to tax fraud? Are you being charged with tax evasion? For a free initial consultation, please Contact the tax fraud attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900.