New Hampshire & Maine Lawyer for Tax Evasion
Federal Tax Crimes in New Hampshire & Maine
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) aggressively monitors individual and
business tax returns to ensure that they are paying what they owe. If
any party fails to file a tax return, evades tax obligations or fails
to report income, the IRS may investigate and file
federal criminal charges. Our team regularly defends charges for tax evasion, which is defined in
26 U.S.C. §7201 as "willfully [attempting] in any manner to evade or defeat any tax..."
and is a felony punishable by a prison term of up to 5 years, a fine of
up to $100,000 (or $500,000 for a corporation), or both.
In addition to these penalties, an individual can suffer penalties for
each month they are late in filing their taxes, or for the remaining balance
due. Any amount of taxes left unpaid over the years may be included on
top of any other pecuniary penalties. If you have been wrongfully accused
of evading taxes, or if you made an accidental mistake on your returns
for one or more years, speak with a New Hampshire criminal defense lawyer
as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will have the knowledge and
skill to present a strong argument in your defense.
A White Collar Crime Attorney Near You
Our New Hampshire
criminal law firm is prepared to counsel and represent you in any criminal case, including
tax evasion. We have handled numerous cases involving the IRS as well
as banking practices and regularly defend criminal charges in federal
court. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is one of the most recognized firms
in the state and has been featured in
U.S. News & World Report and the
New Hampshire Business Review. We are also highly rated on Avvo and have been included in
Contact us as soon as possible to get started on your defense.