Tax Fraud Lawyer in St. Louis
More Than 60 years of Experience
Tax fraud, also known as tax evasion, is a serious federal crime that can get you into trouble with the IRS. As a resident of the United States, you are legally obligated to fill out a tax return every year, which determines if you owe the government any money for that year based on your earnings. If you are found in violation of tax law, do not properly file your tax return, misrepresent your income, or fail to file altogether, then you can be prosecuted for tax fraud.
The following actions can be considered a violation of tax law:
- Concealing or transferring assets
- Claiming false deductions
- Failure to file tax returns
- Engaging in illegal activities
- Dealing in all cash
- Reporting an inaccurate income for the year
- Exaggerating the amount of deductions
- Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
- Having two sets of books
- Putting false amounts in your books
If you have been accused of violating tax law, then speak with an experienced St. Louis criminal defense attorney from our firm for aggressive representation in your case.
If the IRS suspects that you are neglecting your legal duty to file proper taxes, then they may impose a civil tax fraud penalty up to 75% of the total taxes owed, including interest. On top of the penalty, the IRS may also send your case to the IRS Criminal Investigation unit in order to determine if criminal charges should be filed. The penalties for a tax fraud crime can include up to 5 years imprisonment as well as a fine up to $500,000. If you are being audited by the IRS, then it time to take legal action and obtain a tax fraud lawyer.
St. Louis White Collar Crime Attorney
Here at The Hammer Law Firm, LLC we have extensive experience with criminal law and we have more than 60 years of practice in the field. Our skilled trial lawyers are also former prosecutors, which means that we have unique insight from both sides of the courtroom. We believe that there is no substitute for experience - we have delegated over 100 criminal jury trials as well as hundreds of contested hearings and bench trials.
When you work with our firm, you are not handed off to a secretary or paralegal, rather we provide the unmatched personal service that your case deserves. We understand that you may be feeling vulnerable and scared and we are here to help you gain control over your life again.
Contact The Hammer Law Firm, LLC today to get started on your case!
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We work directly with you to determine the best possible outcome based on your goals and needs. We then create personalized legal strategies to set your case up for success.
Our attorneys pride ourselves on always being available to address any questions you have regarding your case. With our team, you aren't just a number.
As former prosecutors who know how the 'other side' operates, we have a unique insight that allows us to set our client's cases up for success.
The Hammer Law Firm, LLC team has more than 60 years of combined criminal law experience. We have the tools, knowledge, and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.
When you want personal support and proven representation, you need to bring The Hammer Law Firm, LLC to the fight.