Offenses With Respect to Collected Taxes
If You are Charged with a Crime Related to Employee Withholding Taxes, Contact Brown, PC
One of the many points of tax vulnerability of a business owner or employer is in the area of employee withholding taxes. Perhaps you, the employer, are accused or suspected of abusing the trust fund from which withheld employee taxes are paid directly to the IRS. In this situation, the IRS is likely to bring a number of related charges, depending on the facts of your case:
- Attempts to evade or defeat tax
- Willful failure to collect or pay over tax
- Fraudulent withholding exemption certificate
- Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the U.S.
- Omnibus clause violations
The most favorable outcome in any IRS criminal matter would be for the matter to be dropped by authorities before any charges are filed. A partial victory might be the reduction or dismissal of some charges. The worst-case outcome, of course, would be conviction and imprisonment over employee withholding tax crimes. The more experienced your criminal tax defense attorney is and the earlier in the game he is brought on board, the better your chances of achieving the most desired outcome.
Discuss the strategy most likely to succeed in your tax-related criminal matter involving the IRS with a lawyer who has helped many other clients in similar situations. Attorney Lawrence Brown, a former Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice Tax Division, is an invaluable resource for professionals, business owners, international clients and advisors such as CPAs and tax preparing attorneys.
For additional in-depth information on Offenses with Respect to Collected Taxes, please visit our Criminal Tax Corner – Failure to Collect and Deposit Employment Tax in Violation of Section 7215
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Contact Brown, PC to schedule a discussion with tax lawyer Lawrence Brown regarding criminal charges associated with employee withholding taxes. Centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, the law firm serves clients throughout North America and the world. Call 888-870-0025 to find the legal counsel you need.