Challenging Tax Violation Investigations And Charges On Your Behalf
The IRS Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for investigating alleged violations of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and related offenses. IRS investigators and agents will work diligently to gather sufficient evidence and turn their findings over to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute alleged tax violations.
If you are facing an investigation by the IRS for any type of tax-related or financial crime, you could face federal charges. The ideal option is to involve an attorney who can get to work immediately to defend your interests. At Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, we have the experience with federal defense counsel and tax laws to help. Our Miami IRS violation lawyers have over six decades of combined legal experience, and we know how to use it to protect your rights.
What Are The Internal Revenue Code And Related Violations?
Title 26 of the U.S. Code contains the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), which is commonly referred to as tax code or IRS code. These laws are enforced by the IRS and violations of these may be criminally investigated and prosecuted, with harsh penalties imposed on anyone convicted of such an offense.
The IRS investigates the following IRC violations:
- Tax evasion (I.R.C. § 7201)
- Willful failure to collect or pay over tax (I.R.C. § 7202)
- Failure to file, supply information, or pay tax (I.R.C. § 7203)
- Fraudulent withholding or failure to supply information (I.R.C. § 7205)
- Fraud and false statements (I.R.C. § 7206)
- Fraudulent returns, statements or other documents (I.R.C. § 7207)
- Attempts to interfere with the administration of internal revenue laws (I.R.C. § 7212)
The IRS may also investigate related offenses, including:
- Aiding and abetting (18 U.S.C. § 2)
- Conspiracy to defraud the government with respect to claims (18 U.S.C. § 286)
- False, fictitious or fraudulent claims (18 U.S.C. § 287)
- Conspiracy (U.S.C. § 371)
- Fictitious obligations (U.S.C. § 514)
- Identity theft (U.S.C. § 1028(a)(7))
The IRS may also investigate, and recommend for prosecution, violations of the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, which requires the collaboration of financial institutions with the U.S. government in the presence of suspected fraud or money laundering. A willful BSA violation may result in a five-year prison term and up to $250,000 in fines. These are complex matters that require a firm with experience in challenging IRS investigations and federal BSA charges.
Call Experienced Defense Attorneys Today To Learn More About How We Can Help
If you’re under investigation for or have already been accused of a tax violation, Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, may be able to help. We are known as aggressive litigators, but we also recognize the importance of taking a careful, strategic approach to challenging IRS investigations and federal tax violation charges. Our team takes care to identify each client’s goals and needs so we can tailor our counsel accordingly.