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  • Tax Evasion - Tax evasion is the illegal act or practice of failing to pay taxes which are legally owed. Tax evasion usually occur in connection with income taxes, employment taxes, sales and excise taxes, and other federal, state, and local taxes


  • Tax Fraud - Criminal Investigation special agents investigate violations of the tax laws and related tax fraud and other financial financial crimes. In these investigations, Criminal Investigation follows the money trail and considers both tax and money laundering perspectives.


  • Money Laundering - Money laundering can consist of very complex crimes involving intricate details and numerous financial transactions, utilizing global financial institutions. Money laundering usually refers to financial transactions which were undertaken to disguise the proceeds, sources or nature of illegal activities. Read more about money laundering here.


  • Tax Return Preparers - Some tax return preparers prepare and file false income tax returns for taxpayers, claiming inflated personal or business expenses, false deductions, unallowable credits or excessive exemptions.


  • Tax Protesters - Some taxpayers refuse to pay federal taxes on constitutional or other legal grounds because they believe that the federal income tax laws are unconstitutional or otherwise invalid. These taxpayers incorrectly and unsuccessfully argue taxes are voluntary or illegal. The courts have repeatedly rejected these arguments as frivolous and routinely impose severe financial penalties for raising such frivolous arguments. 


  • Abusive Tax Schemes - Abusive tax scheme originally took the structure of abusive domestic and foreign trust arrangements. However, these schemes have evolved into sophisticated arrangements that take advantage of the financial secrecy laws of some foreign jurisdictions and the availability of credit/debit cards issued from offshore financial institutions.


  • Employment Taxes - There are various forms of evading federal employment tax evasion, include pyramiding, employee leasing, paying employees in cash, filing false payroll tax returns or failing to file payroll tax returns. Evading employment taxes can have serious consequences for employers and the employees.  Read more about having unpaid IRS employment taxes here.


  • International Investigations - Complex international tax avoidance schemes and cross-border transactions have heightened the IRS’ concern about tax compliance. Individuals may attempt to use foreign accounts, trusts, and other entities to commit criminal violations of U.S. tax laws as well as narcotics, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations. 


  • Other IRS Criminal Tax Problems​​

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​When IRS tax problems become criminal or have the potential to become criminal, you must take precautionary steps to reduce or eliminate the IRS criminal penalties. The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the IRS investigates and pursues taxpayers who commit federal tax crimes.  If you believe you are a victim of any tax crime or may be under criminal investigation by the IRS for a federal tax crime, call Charles Dillon immediately!

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