Tax fraud often involves federal charges, but state criminal and civil charges could be just as damaging to your finances, reputation and criminal record. Additional charges, such as embezzlement, money laundering, corruption, tax evasion or bank fraud, may lead to an extremely complex defense case, heavy penalties and possible prison sentencing.
In most cases, government investigators and prosecutors will have been building a case against a suspected tax fraudster for years before the individual or business is even aware of it. Tax audits may lead to criminal tax fraud investigations involving state, federal and international accounts and tax filings.
At Conaway & Strickler, P.C., we handle a wide range of tax fraud problems for clients, including individual taxpayers, bookkeepers, accountants, businesses and corporations. Our Atlanta-based tax fraud defense attorneys have nearly 50 years of combined experience and resources compiled to provide you with the best possible defense of your rights, reputation, assets and freedoms. We have represented clients throughout Georgia and across the United States in the face of IRS, FBI and state investigations.
Contact us today at 404-816-5000 if you believe you are the subject of a tax fraud investigation or if you may be in the future. Do not wait for the government to contact or subpoena you. Take proactive steps with our expert legal assistance.
Fraud Scheme Charges We Can Defend You Against
Tax fraud is essentially defrauding the U.S. Treasury or the state’s department of revenue, and civil and criminal penalties of conviction are severe. Common fraud schemes include:
- Intentionally filing false tax returns
- Failing to identify the sources of income
- Structuring cash deposits to avoid the filing of currency transaction reports (CTRs)
- Intentionally hiding or avoiding paying taxes on taxable income (tax evasion)
During a criminal or civil investigation, we work diligently to protect our clients against illegal search and seizure, account seizure, levies, asset forfeiture, tax liens and offers of compromise. We protect our clients’ reputations and handle all legal aspects of their cases in an effort to allow them to focus on keeping their personal and business lives as calm as possible.
A tax fraud investigation and criminal charges can wreak havoc on your life and cause significant financial problems on top of existing issues. It is critical to seek legal tax relief solutions with the personal assistance of an experienced and accomplished criminal defense attorney in any case.
We are prepared to protect your best interests and resolve legal issues involving white collar crime charges in a cost-effective and timely manner.