At Terrence A. Grady and Associates, we provide legal services for individuals, businesses, and more in Columbus, OH, including for those being audited by the IRS. Over the past few years, the IRS has hired hundreds of new Revenue Agents tasked with increasing the number of IRS audits. The IRS views enforcement of tax law to be the key component of the United States tax system.
Federal White Collar & Tax Crime
At Terrence A. Grady & Associates, we offer professional and experienced tax representation to clients all across Ohio as well as the rest of the United States concerning a variety of issues and situations, including federal criminal tax cases. As legal tax representatives, it is our duty to serve and also inform our clients about tax laws.
At Terrence A. Grady & Associates, our knowledgeable lawyers offer the best guidance possible to our clients in Columbus and other Ohio communities, including when it comes to tax scams and schemes you need to avoid. Sadly, tax scams and schemes are always evolving, affecting Ohio taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals alike.
The IRS Taxpayer Advocate’s office released the Taxpayer Roadmap (TAS_Roadmap) that provides a very visual illustration of the many stages of interactions with the IRS. This roadmap details the process of filing and processing a tax return. The IRS audit process and the Taxpayer’s ability to contest and review IRS audit examinations and changes.
The IRS is increasing its focus on prosecuting business owners for delinquent federal employment tax liabilities. Specifically, in March 2017, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) published a report detailing how employment tax crimes have become a major problem for the IRS. In this report, the TIGTA noted that as of December 2015,
Oftentimes, and particularly during the recent financial crisis years, businesses fall into financial distress, and business owners decide to temporarily, but illegally, “borrow” funds from the IRS by failing to pay over to the IRS the payroll taxes they withheld from their employees’ wages. The more common scenario is that the business never had enough funds to withhold the taxes in the first instance.