New York Federal Tax Fraud Defense Lawyers
If you are facing charges in New York for tax fraud, including allegations of filing a false tax return, income tax evasion or another tax violation, the attorneys at our law firm can help. At Sacco Tyner, we provide aggressive and experienced criminal defense representation for people throughout New York in federal court.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in the handling of cases involving allegations of a federal white-collar crime, including tax fraud charges. If you have been arrested or feel you may be under IRS investigation for tax fraud, contact our law office in Schenectady, NY or Albany, NY. To schedule a free consultation at our law office, call us at 866-642-3807 or contact us online.
Responsive and Results-Oriented Legal Service
Sacco Tyner is committed to meeting the highest standards of legal service. We understand that our clients are facing tremendous pressure and need responsive legal service to assist them in difficult times. We work closely with clients to understand the unique facts of their case and develop a comprehensive defense on their behalf.
We keep clients informed of key events in their case and help clients understand the nature of the charges against them. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide responsive and individualized legal representation while aggressively pursuing the protection of each client’s rights and interests.
NYC Residents Face Significant Penalties for Federal Tax Fraud
Tax Evasion – The law prohibits a person living in Manhattan, Brooklyn or any of the Five Boroughs of NYC, from willfully attempting to evade paying taxes. Typically, an offender will evade assessment of a tax by filing a false return that omits income. Less commonly, an offender will evade payment of a tax by concealing money that should be used to pay the tax. Any person convicted of tax evasion is subject to a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of as much as $100,000. A corporation found guilty of tax evasion can be fined as much as $500,000.
Failure to File Taxes – New York City residents are required by law to pay taxes and must make or file a return for the taxable period. Failure to file taxes is classified as a misdemeanor, subjecting the offender to a potential sentence of one year in prison and a fine of up to $25,000 (or, in the case of a corporation, $100,000). If the offender filed a false tax return, the charge may be elevated to tax evasion.
Fraud and False Statements – The law prohibits a person from lying on their tax return, assisting a taxpayer in the preparation of a false tax return or concealing material information from a tax document with intent to defraud. An offender in NYC can be sentenced to as many as three years in prison and fined up to $100,000 (or $500,000 if the offender is a corporation).
Fraudulent Returns – A person may not willfully submit to the IRS any document that is false with respect to a material matter. This occurs most commonly when a taxpayer falsifies documents in response to an audit. An offender in New York City is subject to a term of incarceration of up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 (or $50,000 for a corporation).