Irvine Tax Fraud Lawyer

Irvine, California, Tax Fraud Defense Attorney

The Internal Revenue Service doesn't mess around if they suspect you are trying to cheat the government. You may be facing prison, tax penalties and a felony criminal record. If you have any inkling the IRS is investigating you for tax fraud, tax evasion or embezzlement, contact the Irvine, California, Tax Litigation Law Offices of Scott Kauffman immediately to protect your rights.

No fish was ever caught which kept its mouth closed.

You can't talk your way out of tax fraud - but you can talk your way into it. Whether you were foolish, sloppy, greedy or made an innocent mistake, don't help the IRS build its case against you. The government has a difficult time getting tax crime convictions unless taxpayers help them out by saying too much. Never, ever talk to the government. Contact a tax lawyer who handles criminal defense against federal tax charges: Scott Kauffman.

I have practiced law for nearly 30 years, and have extensive litigation experience. Since 1986, I have practiced exclusively in tax law, representing small companies, their owners or executives, and individual taxpayers in Irvine and throughout Southern California.

Tax Fraud - Tax Evasion - Embezzlement - Money Laundering

Tax fraud, or tax evasion, is failing to file a return, failing to pay due taxes, or intentionally providing false information to the IRS to lower or avoid taxes. Embezzlement and money laundering are forms of tax evasion which can result in criminal charges for tax fraud. The following can also be considered tax fraud:

  • Failing to declare income
  • Falsifying books or records
  • Claiming fake deductions
  • Claiming fake dependents
  • Underreporting income
  • Overstating deductions
  • Hiding or transferring assets
  • Illegal offshore tax shelters

The average sentence imposed by the government for tax fraud is forty-eight months in prison. Not the "Club Fed" or county jail, but real prison. Therefore, you should consult an experienced tax fraud defense lawyer to avoid such serious penalties.

When clients come to me early in the case, I often can minimize the damage. We will seek to demonstrate that you were not intentionally defrauding the government. I strive to get charges dismissed or reduced, and avoid or bargain down fines and penalties.

Contact a Skilled Tax Fraud Defense Attorney

If you are unsure whether you have committed a tax crime, are facing IRS investigations for tax evasion or want to come clean to the IRS before they charge you with tax fraud, I can provide sound legal representation.

No matter what you do, do not attempt to talk your way out of tax fraud charges. For tax fraud defense, you need experienced and effective counsel. Contact a California tax evasion attorney today to arrange an initial consultation.