Tax Evasion

Lackawanna Tax Evasion Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Defense for Tax Evasion Charges in Pennsylvania

When you are facing tax evasion charges, you need a lawyer who is experienced in handling these types of cases. At Bernard J. Brown, Attorney at Law, we have been defending clients against criminal charges for years. We understand the complexities of these cases and can help you build a strong defense.

Call (570) 676-1553 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our tax evasion defense attorney in Lackawanna.

What Is Tax Evasion?

Tax evasion is a crime that involves intentionally avoiding paying your taxes. This can be done by underreporting your income, inflating your deductions, or hiding your money in offshore accounts. Tax evasion is a serious crime that can result in both criminal and civil penalties.

What Is the Difference Between Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud?

While tax evasion and tax fraud are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Tax evasion is a specific type of tax fraud. Tax fraud is a general term that refers to any type of illegal activity that is done to avoid paying your taxes. Tax evasion is a specific type of tax fraud that involves intentionally avoiding paying your taxes.

What Are the Penalties for Tax Evasion?

The penalties for tax evasion can be both criminal and civil. The criminal penalties for tax evasion can include fines and imprisonment. The civil penalties for tax evasion can include fines, interest, and penalties. The IRS can also file a tax lien against your property and levy your bank accounts and wages.

What Are the Defenses for Tax Evasion?

There are several defenses that can be used to fight tax evasion charges. These can include showing that you did not intentionally avoid paying your taxes, showing that you did not have the required intent to commit tax evasion, and showing that you did not have the required knowledge to commit tax evasion.

What Are the Elements of Tax Evasion?

In order to be convicted of tax evasion, the prosecution must prove that you committed each of the elements of the crime. The elements of tax evasion are:

  • You owed a substantial amount of taxes;
  • You intentionally avoided paying your taxes;
  • You had the required intent to commit tax evasion; and
  • You had the required knowledge to commit tax evasion.

How We Can Help

Facing tax evasion charges is a daunting experience, but with the help of a dedicated tax evasion defense lawyer, you can defend your rights and achieve the best possible outcome.

If you're in need of a tax evasion defense lawyer, reach out to a reputable legal firm to discuss your case and start building a robust defense strategy today. Your financial well-being and freedom may depend on it.

Learn more about how our Lackawanna tax evasion defense lawyer can help you by contacting us online or calling (570) 676-1553 today!

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