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Tax Crimes

The criminal trial attorneys at Newmark Storms have experience trying Minnesota and Wisconsin state tax crimes and federal tax crimes, such as tax fraud and tax evasion.

Newmark Storms Law Office is well-versed in tax crimes involving both individual clients and businesses. The firm has extensive experience defending against criminal tax charges at trial in both state and federal court.

The criminal trial lawyers of Newmark Storms Law Office, LLC are extremely sensitive to clients’ possible financial and criminal penalties but also to the extending consequences they’re facing, such as the damage that can result in reputation of a business owner, executive, licensed professional, or public official if the tax case is publicized.

This is relevant for individuals and businesses that have failed to file their tax returns, under-reported their income or revenue (including offshore investments), or knowingly claimed excess deductions. Such crimes may result in a criminal tax investigation by the IRS. Criminal tax fraud and evasion have the potential to result in a criminal indictment and incarceration.

Tax Fraud
Tax Fraud is committed when a taxpayer intends to defraud the government by not paying taxes that are known to be lawfully due. Tax fraud can be punishable in both civil (fines for damages) and criminal courts (restitution, fines, and imprisonment). Tax fraud can often be difficult to prove, because the prosecution has the burden to prove the taxpayer intentionally defrauded the government of tax revenue.

Tax Evasion
Tax evasion is a subset of tax fraud. It generally involves a deliberate act of misrepresentation of taxable income to the IRS. Tax evasion can result from simply not filing a tax return. It’s often pursued criminally by prosecution, because it can stem from not reporting revenues from illegal activities, such as drug dealing.

Tax crimes, such as tax evasion and tax fraud (whether at the state or federal level) are very serious crimes. If you or a loved one is facing an IRS investigation, a civil suit, or criminal charges, it is important to speak with a defense attorney with experience in tax crimes. Click here to speak with an attorney at the Newmark Storms Law Office.