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What Is Tax Fraud?

When there is something in your tax record that makes the Internal Revenue Service suspicious, they will give notice of an investigation which could lead to an accusation of tax fraud.

A tax fraud conviction carries with it some severe consequences. This type of fraud is a felony and a federal crime, so it can come with both fines and jail time. Actions that could be counted as tax fraud may include:

  • Claiming fake dependents
  • Failing to declare all income
  • Claiming false deductions
  • Overstating deductions
  • Tax evasion
  • Hiding or transferring assets
  • Using illegal or offshore tax shelters

We Can Help

Shemaria Law Offices has been building defenses for both individuals and businesses against tax fraud for almost 50 years. We understand how important it is to start your defense early so you have the most options available to you and can reduce the likelihood of prosecution.

You should contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible after you receive notification that you are being investigated for tax fraud. We can help you get the charges dismissed or significantly reduced. We may also be able to negotiate reduced penalties.

Let’s Talk About Your Case

We are ready to help you build a strong defense against tax fraud charges. For a free consultation with a California lawyer, contact us online or call our Los Angeles office at 424-285-5988 or toll-free 800-898-9555.