Tax Fraud

Boca Raton Tax Fraud Attorney

Palm Beach County White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers

At its essence, tax fraud is the deliberate and intentional effort to avoid payment of taxes that are legally due to the federal government.

The experienced Boca Raton Tax Fraud Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have found that most charges stem from the misrepresentation or concealment of income in order to reduce tax liability. Under–stating income, falsifying deductions, under–reporting monetary profits or gains, and forging federal tax forms are all actions that fall under tax fraud. Tax fraud can be committed by individual tax payers, financial institutions, businesses, accounting firms and other entities.

The penalties for tax fraud can be steep: Individuals or groups convicted of tax fraud in South Florida federal court could be imprisoned for up to five years and be subjected to extensive monetary penalties. This is why it is important to have a team of seasoned Palm Beach tax fraud attorneys on your side.

Let us put our experience to work for you.

Before a tax fraud case sees the light of courtroom, there is an arduous process that the IRS and its specialized investigative unit, called the Criminal Investigative Division ("CID"), conduct before charging someone with Tax Fraud. Every step of the process gives our attorneys the opportunity to meet with investigators and prosecutors in effort to stop the case from going to court. Our experience in defending tax fraud cases has shown us that it easier to avoid tax fraud prosecution through discussions with investigators and prosecutors rather than appear in court. We also have vast experience in settling tax fraud cases through monetary settlements in an effort to prevent criminal prosecution.

And, even if federal prosecutors (AUSAs) have sufficient evidence to proceed with the charging case, the Tax Fraud Attorneys at Whittel and Melton have had great success defending tax fraud cases by explaining to judges and juries that the facts before them is not tax fraud, but rather an honest mistake or misunderstanding—allowing our clients success pretrial and during trial itself.

Contact us before you are charged with Tax Fraud in Palm Beach

Local: (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll-free: (866) 608-5529.

Our experienced tax fraud defense attorneys can guide you through an IRS tax audit or CID investigation. If you or your accountant have been contacted regarding an alleged tax fraud investigation, it is imperative that you meet with an experienced tax fraud defense attorney to protect your interests and your rights.

Remember, if you are contacted reference a tax fraud investigation, you have to right to invoke your right to counsel and avoid answering any questions.

Call us today to discuss your options.
Local: (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll-free: (866) 608-5529.

Our experienced Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys are ready to consult, defend and vindicate clients charged with federal crimes throughout Palm Beach County, including: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.

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