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Accusations of tax evasion can lead to criminal tax litigation

| Mar 4, 2020 | Criminal/Civil Tax Litigation |

With tax season well underway, many New York residents may be feeling the stress of handling their financial matters correctly. Of course, some people may be feeling more concern than others, especially if they have come under suspicion of tax evasion. If the government suspects that a person has attempted to evade filing or paying taxes, criminal tax litigation could result.

Many people may think that they have done nothing to warrant these allegations, which is why it is important that they have the opportunity to defend themselves. Still, some actions that the IRS may consider evasive include making false invoices, overstating deductions, filing a false return, destroying records and more. Fortunately, if a person is accused of any of these activities, he or she can create a defense presentation to combat those accusations.

It is also important to remember that, in cases of tax evasion, the government has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused person has committed the alleged actions. For example, the government would have to prove that a person actually owes taxes that the individual is accused of not paying. The government would also have to prove that the accused person intentionally violated the law.

Of course, simply stating that one did not believe he or she broke the law is not a solid defense strategy. If individuals in New York are facing accusations from the IRS and will face criminal tax litigation, they will certainly want to determine what avenues could help them build meaningful defense presentations. During this endeavor, they may find it immensely useful to have the help of legal professionals.