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. The attorneys at Terrence A. Grady & Associates stay on top of the latest IRS news and reports. One important report that we regularly review is the IRS’s “From the Crime Desk,” which outlines developments in convictions and sentences for various tax crimes and enforcements in order to spread greater awareness.
What is the IRS Crime Desk?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is responsible for collecting U.S. federal taxes as well as administering federal statutory tax laws. As such, the IRS frequently publishes Highlights From the Crime Desk, outlining developments in convictions and sentences imposed in federal criminal tax enforcement cases.
Criminal tax cases include personal and business tax evasion schemes, willfully subscribing to and filing false income tax returns, willful failure to file annual income tax returns, willful failure to pay income taxes, willful failure to pay over to the IRS payroll taxes that are withheld from employees’ wages, and attempts to interfere with the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, other federal crimes can arise out of and/or be committed with the tax offenses that are also prosecuted involve money laundering and wire and mail frauds. Additionally, fraudulent tax preparers can be charged with willfully aiding and assisting in the filing of false income tax returns and aggravated identity theft.
Recent Findings in Highlights From the Crime Desk
In a recent addition of Highlights from the Crime Desk, the IRS identified the specific federal sentences imposed in eleven different criminal tax cases throughout the country. Of the cases reported, two involved convictions and sentencing for failing to pay over employment taxes. Specifically, a software developer was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison for failing to pay over-employment taxes. The total tax loss resulting from his failure to pay over the payroll taxes was $1,169,000. Similarly, a comptroller for a nonprofit in Puerto Rico was also sentenced to two years in federal prison related to her evasion of the payment of employed taxes owed by her employer.
What to Do If You Find Yourself In a Tax Predicament
The IRS’s criminal investigation division (CID) continues to investigate and recommend prosecution related to a Company’s failure to timely report and/or pay over-employment taxes for its employees. This is a high-priority enforcement initiative for the IRS. Yet, it is not the only one. If you and your company owe employment taxes or any other kind of taxes, you must take the matter very seriously and be proactive in working out a repayment plan for these liabilities.
Utilize Professional Tax Law Services
If you are in need of legal assistance and representation for state or federal tax disputes, the lawyers at Terrence A. Grady & Associates are here to help! Our team offers valuable legal services to individuals, businesses, stakeholders, and more. We specialize in civil tax disputes and litigation, settling tax liabilities, federal white-collar and tax crime, and many more tax-related issues. Our firm is based in Columbus, Ohio; however, we offer our legal services to communities across the state, including:
Our lawyers are also able to work with and represent individuals, businesses, and others for state and federal tax disputes across the rest of the United States of America as well.
Contact Terrence A. Grady & Associates for Legal Representation for State & Federal Criminal Tax Cases!
At Terrence A. Grady & Associates, our lawyers in Columbus, Ohio, constantly stay updated with information regarding convictions and sentencing for federal criminal tax cases from the IRS’ Highlights From the Crime Desk. We are well aware of the penalties for tax crimes and the seriousness of tax disputes for individuals and businesses alike. This is why we offer first-rate legal guidance and representation for state and federal tax disputes.
If you are in need of legal support for a state or federal tax dispute, contact the attorneys at Terrence A. Grady & Associates today to obtain professional tax representation!