NH & ME Federal Crime Attorney for Tax Fraud

Penalties for Fraudulent Statements

Tax fraud is a serious federal offense that can be committed by any individual, corporation, employee, or employer. Anyone who provides fraudulent information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or to their employee regarding withholdings, exemptions, income, or other tax-related information is guilty of a felony and may face time in prison, as well as high fines. The penalties for these offenses are found in the United States Code (U.S.C.) and are as follows, according to the offense committed. Penalties for corporations are even more severe.

  • Fraudulent Statements / Failure to Make Statement to Employees ( 26 U.S.C. §7204 ):
  • Maximum fine of $1,000; up to one year in prison; or both
  • Fraudulent Withholding Exemption Certificate / Failure to Supply Info ( 26 U.S.C. §7205 ):
  • Maximum fine of $1,000; up to one year in prison; or both
  • Fraud and False Statements ( 26 U.S.C. §7206 ):
  • Maximum fine of $100,000; three years in prison; or both
  • Fraudulent Returns, Statements, or Other Documents ( 26 U.S.C. §7207 ):
  • Maximum fine of $10,000; one year in prison; or both

How is tax fraud committed?

A person or corporation commits tax fraud by knowingly providing, delivering, or disclosing fraudulent information for the purpose of paying less taxes than they truly owe. Similarly, crime of tax evasion occurs when a party willfully attempts to avoid or defeat any taxes they owe to the local or federal government. The IRS aggressively pursues anyone who has fallen behind on their taxes or who has provided false information; however, many cases involve individuals or corporations who made an honest mistake on a return, resulting in an investigation and charges of fraud. A New Hampshire criminal attorney can defend any party that has been wrongfully accused of tax fraud.

Enlist a Criminal Lawyer

Contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. immediately for aggressive defense if you've been arrested for tax fraud. Our team will work together to investigate your case, collect information concerning the circumstances surrounding the alleged fraud in order to improve negotiations and prepare for court.

Members of our criminal law firm has been included in New Hampshire Super Lawyers® and, having been in practice for more than 30 years and has grown to be one of the largest and most successful firms in the state. Call today to schedule your initial consultation and begin fighting your tax fraud charges!

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