Understanding Tax Evasion Schemes
Dallas Tax Evasion Defense Attorney
For as long as taxes have been levied, people have used countless techniques to avoid paying them. Governments deal harshly with those caught evading taxes through illegal means. Remember, there are legal ways of avoiding taxes such as contributing some of your pre-tax income to an IRA. It is when a taxpayer goes outside of the accepted modes of tax avoidance that he or she may be charged criminally with evading taxes.
Led by Texas tax fraud attorney Lawrence Brown, the law firm of Brown, PC is one of the country’s pre-eminent tax law firms. We have extensive experience defending individual and corporate clients accused of tax evasion and other forms of tax fraud. We have represented clients in some of the largest criminal tax cases ever investigated by the IRS. If you are facing charges of tax evasion, call us at 888-870-0025 or contact us online immediately so we can discuss the situation.
Examples of Commonly Charged Tax Evasion Schemes
The IRS often becomes aware of a potential tax evasion scheme as a result of a civil audit. In other cases, the alleged evasion is reported by a disgruntled employee, partner or a former spouse. However the IRS comes to know about the activity, it is important that you involve a tax defense attorney quickly.
Some of the more prominent tax evasion schemes prosecuted by the IRS are:
- “Living out of the company”: This is an unofficial way of referring to situations in which a business owner uses the company’s money to pay for personal expenses, which may include travel, vehicles, family vacations or any number of other things.
- Sham trusts: In this scheme, the taxpayer establishes a trust and turns over the family home to the trust, which can deduct maintenance expenses. Or, the taxpayer makes it appear that he or she has given control of their business to the trust in order to avoid business taxes. There are also many cases involving foreign sham trusts.
- Pyramiding: This is a form of employment tax evasion, whereby the business owner collects taxes from employees but fails to pay them over to the IRS, instead using it as operating capital.
- Employee leasing/third-party payers: In this employment tax evasion scheme, the business contracts legally with an outside business to manage its payroll. The outside business is known as an employee leasing company. The leasing company collects employment taxes but fails to pay them to the IRS.
It takes the efforts of a very experienced and skilled tax evasion attorney to counter these kinds of serious charges. Here at Brown, PC, we pride ourselves on our ability to succeed in even the most difficult of circumstances. Our tax evasion defense methods have resulted in reduced charges, lessened penalties and even outright dismissals of cases.
Contact Texas Tax Defense Lawyer
If you are accused of being part of or operating a tax evasion scheme, our Dallas-Fort Worth-based tax defense attorneys are ready to help protect your rights. For a confidential consultation please call 888-870-0025 or contact our law office online. We are available to handle criminal tax cases in all 50 states and all U.S. territories.