The Law Enforcement Arm of the IRS
Understanding and Resolving IRS Criminal Matters
The Internal Revenue Service has its own law enforcement unit, known as the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). CID is a powerful force within the IRS, charged with the task of investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and any financial crimes related to taxation.
The IRS Agents who work in the Criminal Investigation Division have tremendous legal and technical expertise, and are backed by the resources of the IRS. Therefore, if you are the target of an IRS criminal investigation, it is imperative that you consult a tax law firm capable of taking on these extremely challenging cases.
Brown, PC is that kind of law firm. We are led by founding attorney Lawrence Brown, a former trial attorney with the Tax Division of the Department of Justice. Our associate attorneys all have extensive experience in criminal tax matters, and we employ four IRS Enrolled Agents – retired IRS agents with more than 100 years of collective experience working within the IRS itself. We are one of the few firms in the country capable of matching or exceeding the skill level of the IRS’ attorneys and law enforcement personnel.
What Crimes Does the IRS Criminal Investigation Division Handle?
CID deals with four types of crimes:
- Legal source tax crimes: This is the category into which most tax crimes fall. It includes cases involving the Questionable Refund Program, tax return preparers and failure to file tax returns. It also encompasses employment tax and excise tax crimes.
- Illegal source financial crimes: This type of crime includes gambling, money laundering and other financial crimes that are not directly tax crimes but that result in untaxed dollars making their way into the hands of accused criminals.
- Narcotics-related financial crimes: Because the drug trade involves billions of dollars that escape taxation, the IRS seeks to root out drug activity by prosecuting trafficking, tax evasion fraud and other crimes that revolve around drugs and the money they generate.
- Counterterrorism financing: The IRS is involved in uncovering the money trail that may be left by those planning terrorist attacks in the U.S. and abroad.
Dealing With IRS Law Enforcers
The strength of Brown, PC is that we are first and foremost a skilled group of criminal tax defense lawyers. We regularly perform our own investigations and interface with the IRS and United States Department of Justice in criminal matters involving our clients. We encourage you to reach out to us for help as soon as you get notice of the investigation. Typically, the IRS takes one to three years to put together its case. During that time, we can work to avoid charges altogether and build a defense strategy. Moreover, we can get to work on ways to preserve your professional reputation and good name.
You should not and do not have to deal with the law enforcement arm of the IRS on your own. Let the experienced tax law professionals at Brown, PC protect your rights, freedom and reputation.
Contact a Dallas-Fort Worth Criminal Tax Defense Attorney
If you have been targeted by an IRS criminal investigation, call Brown, PC immediately at 888-870-0025 or contact our Texas IRS disputes law firm online. We will intervene forcefully and intelligently. From our Forth Worth office, we represent clients throughout Texas and across the United States.