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Have You Been Charged with Tax Evasion?

Tax evasion is the act of willfully attempting to illegally avoid paying taxes that are legally owed to the government. While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is tasked with collecting federal income taxes, the agency also has the authority to investigate and charge individuals with tax evasion. If convicted, a defendant may face severe penalties, including fines, probation, and even prison time.

At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, our Orange County tax evasion attorney is here to help. If you have been accused of tax evasion, we urge you to contact our firm as soon as possible. We can provide you with the strong legal representation you need to protect your rights and help you avoid the potentially devastating consequences of a tax evasion conviction.

If you are facing a tax evasion charge, contact us at (844) 285-9559 today.

What Is Considered Tax Evasion in California?

Tax evasion is a serious crime that can result in severe penalties, including imprisonment and large fines. In order to be convicted of tax evasion, the prosecution must prove that the defendant willfully attempted to evade paying their taxes. The two major types of tax evasion are:

Direct Tax Evasion

Direct tax evasion occurs when a person tries to illegally avoid paying taxes that are due to the state of California. This includes situations where a person intentionally fails to report taxable income or falsely claims deductions to reduce their tax liability. Below are some examples of direct tax evasion:

  • Willfully failing to file a tax return
  • Willfully failing to pay taxes owed
  • Filing a fraudulent tax return
  • Willfully making false statements on a tax return

Tax evasion can also be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. If a person is convicted of felony tax evasion, they may face serious penalties, including fines and incarceration. If a person is convicted of misdemeanor tax evasion, they may face fines and/or time in jail.

Indirect Tax Evasion

Indirect tax evasion occurs when a person attempts to illegally avoid paying taxes that are owed to other parties. This includes situations where a person attempts to illegally avoid paying their sales tax to the state of California. Below are some examples of indirect tax evasion:

  • Willfully failing to collect or pay sales tax owed
  • Willfully failing to remit sales tax collected
  • Willfully failing to report taxable sales
  • Willfully failing to report sales tax collected

Indirect tax evasion can also be charged as a felony or misdemeanor. If convicted of misdemeanor indirect tax evasion, a person may also face fines and/or jail time.

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