Tax Fraud Lawyer
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Proven tax fraud attorneys
When you need an experienced tax fraud lawyer on your side, call Gordon Law Group. Our priorities are the same as yours: ending the investigation, protecting your assets, and letting you move on with your life.
Here are just a few of the victories we’ve secured for our clients:
- A self-employed Chicago businessman was subjected to an eggshell audit (an audit with high potential for criminal investigation) regarding business expense deductions. After he hired Gordon Law Group, the audit closed in 1 month with no criminal prosecution and no other tax years examined.
- A restaurateur was subjected to a criminal investigation regarding sales and use taxes by the Illinois Department of Revenue. The criminal investigation closed without a referral for prosecution and the case remained civil.
- The IRS opened a criminal investigation into a physician for alleged fraudulent filing of income tax returns. We found that the client’s business processes were insufficient for determining underreported income. The investigation closed without a prosecution referral and the case remained civil.
Will hiring an attorney make me look guilty?
If you’re under suspicion of tax fraud, hiring an attorney is the smartest thing you can do. The IRS recognizes your right to hire an attorney and will not take it as an admission of guilt.
On the other hand, if you speak to an IRS criminal agent directly, there’s a strong chance you could help to incriminate yourself or trigger further investigation. We’ve seen many clients try to explain away their mistakes and end up providing evidence against themselves.
In a tax fraud case, it’s important to remember that the IRS is laser-focused on 2 goals:
- Collecting as much revenue as possible (including large penalties and interest on unreported funds)
- Scaring other taxpayers into compliance by making an example of bad actors
You need a strong defender on your side—one who knows how to handle this ruthless opponent, end the investigation as soon as possible, and secure your most favorable outcome.
Unlike a typical CPA or tax preparer, we offer attorney-client privilege, ensuring your statements to us remain confidential. In fact, in criminal tax cases, the taxpayer’s accountant often becomes a witness for the government. Plus, we have the experience and qualifications to defend you in court if your case escalates.
There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain by scheduling a confidential consultation with one of our experienced tax fraud lawyers.
Tax fraud lawyer: If you’ve been contacted by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division
If the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has sent you a letter; spoken to you, your family, or your associates; or come to your house or business, then consulting with an experienced tax fraud attorney should be your first move.
You’ve heard it a thousand times on TV: “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” This is also true in tax fraud cases.
If you say anything to an IRS investigator, you might actually be hurting your case, even if you think the information is in your favor. Speaking to family and friends about the investigation may cause them to be roped in as witnesses against you. Protect your rights and make sure an experienced tax fraud lawyer is your very first call.
Call now or contact us online to schedule your 100% confidential consultation with an aggressive tax fraud attorney.
Tax fraud lawyer: If you’re undergoing an audit
If you’ve received notice of an IRS or state tax audit, and you’re concerned about potential criminal charges or even civil fraud penalties, call a tax fraud lawyer right away. The good news is that if the IRS Criminal Investigation Division is not yet involved, you’re already 3 steps ahead!
The attorneys at Gordon Law Group are highly skilled in audit defense and will protect you from the very beginning. One of the best ways to avoid a criminal investigation is to have strong representation during the audit. We can highlight areas of concern before the auditor finds them and begin preparing a strong defense. We’ll also completely eliminate your contact with the audit examiner, making the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Call now to schedule your confidential consultation.
Tax fraud lawyer: If your audit was suddenly halted
If you’ve been undergoing an audit and the auditor suddenly halts the examination without explaining why, you should call a tax fraud attorney immediately. This could mean the examiner has found a reason to suspect fraud and is conferring with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.
The skilled tax audit and tax fraud attorneys at Gordon Law Group can quickly pinpoint the red flags in your case and start preparing a strong defense. The sooner you call, the better your chances of success against the IRS!
Call today or contact us online to schedule your confidential consultation with an attorney.
What will happen if I’m found guilty of tax fraud?
There are 2 types of penalties for tax fraud: civil penalties, aka financial ones; and criminal penalties, meaning jail time. To secure criminal penalties, the IRS must prove that you intentionally committed fraud.
Haven’t been contacted? Consider the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP)
We’ve had countless clients come to us saying they can’t sleep at night for fear of what the IRS might do to them. The Voluntary Disclosure Program, or VDP, allows you to close the book on past tax delinquency and start fresh.
The VDP may be an option if:
- You have funds from legal sources that you’ve misreported or failed to report in the past
- You have foreign bank accounts or assets that have not been disclosed
- You’ve falsely claimed large amounts of deductions or tax credits in the past
- You aren’t currently under investigation
While the VDP does include financial penalties, it’s designed to protect you from criminal prosecution. Schedule a confidential consultation with our attorneys to learn if the VDP is the right path for you.
You may qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief
If you filed joint tax returns with a spouse who is under investigation for tax fraud, you could qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief. If your application is successful, you’ll be fully or partially relieved of any payments on taxes owed, penalties and fees, and interest, as well as being protected from criminal prosecution.
However, a single misstep in the process can permanently disqualify you from Innocent Spouse Relief. Call the experienced tax attorneys at Gordon Law Group for a confidential consultation and see if this option is right for you.
Tax fraud law blog: News & resources
IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program
The IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) gives taxpayers a chance to avoid criminal tax charges by submitting their late or corrected tax returns and agreeing to pay the…