Tax evasion is the most common tax crime in the United States, taking many forms and carrying a wide variety of penalties and punnishments. Get informed.
Risk Of Prosecution For Tax Evasion

Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?

Understanding the Tax Evasion Statute.  

Tax evasion is the most commonly prosecuted federal tax crime.  Defined in 26 U.S.C. § 7201, tax evasion is a failure to report taxes, failure to report taxes accurately, or the failure to pay taxes.  If the IRS proves its case for tax evasion against a taxpayer, the penalties can be significant including monetary fines and jail time.
 
tax law mistakes made by al capone

5 Mistakes Al Capone Made Part II

This is part II in the series "Downfall of a Kingpin - 5 Mistakes Al Capone Made". Part I in this series can be found here: http://thetaxlawyer.com/tax-evasion/information/al-capone-conviction-tax...

Al Capone Conviction of Tax Evasion

5 Mistakes that Led to Al Capone's Conviction for Tax Evasion: Part 1

The Downfall of a Kingpin 5 Mistakes Al Capone Made that Led to His Conviction of Tax Evasion

Part I

1. He waited too long to start planning for his tax troubles.

2. He spent more lavishly than he could justify.

3. He thought his money was safe in unregistered offshore bank accounts.

 

Part II

4. He caught the ire of people in high places.

5. He hired the wrong attorneys for his case.

 

Part I

 
Understanding the Tax Evasion Statute

Understanding the Tax Evasion Statute – Are You at Risk?

In a previous article about making false statements on your tax return, we discussed the basics of the tax evasion statute and explained the three elements of a tax crime. In particular, we looked into the first element of the tax evasion statute: the existence of an additional tax due and owing.

What You Need to Know about Tax Evasion

What You Need to Know about Tax Evasion

The most common federal tax crime is tax evasion, which is specifically defined in 26 U.S.C. § 7201 as a failure to report taxes, reporting taxes inaccurately, or failing to pay taxes.


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