Dealing with taxes can be complicated for any New York resident. Filing the right forms, including the right information and paying taxes as dictated by the government can be complicated. Unfortunately, some people may end up facing criminal tax litigation if they are accused of tax evasion.
In particular, business owners can be at risk of this charge if the IRS suspects that they have not handled their taxes appropriately. This type of situation befell a business owner in another state, and that individual is currently facing accusations of sales tax evasion, sales tax violation, fraudulent practice and ongoing criminal conduct. The man had owned three bars and is suspected of not properly handling tax-related matters for more than two years.
Authorities suspect the man of willfully creating fraudulent tax deposit forms and willfully evading the payment of 90% of his taxes. He also reportedly did not have a sales tax permit. The report did not indicate the amount of taxes the man allegedly owes, but it was noted that if he is convicted of the charges, he could face up to 41 years in prison and a fine of more than $19,000 in addition to the owed taxes.
Criminal tax litigation is not an easy situation to face. Anyone accused of tax evasion or other tax-related crimes certainly needs to understand the charges as thoroughly as possible. Because this type of ordeal can quickly become complicated, it may be wise for New York residents facing this predicament to obtain legal counsel regarding their options.