If your business is involved in a tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CID) or a state tax authority, the consequences can be daunting. The survival of your business may depend on the outcome of your case. You could also face personal liability.

The Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities have become increasingly aggressive in pursuing charges of tax fraud, tax evasion, sales or payroll tax fraud, failure to file returns and ultimately other criminal charges, including RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) violations. The consequences can be severe, including massive fines and penalties and prison time for those found culpable.

At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, our defense lawyers represent businesses, directors, officers and managers who are accused of tax fraud and other white collar crimes. With offices in New York City, Denver and New Jersey, we handle these cases in New York, New Jersey and Colorado.

Reviewing And Countering Evidence Against You

With the increasing popularity of e-filing, state and federal tax authorities have found new weapons to uncover possible cases of fraud and evasion. Tax authorities use software checks to flag returns that may be fraudulent based on the data in the system. New York has found a way to enhance its collections from businesses that largely deal in cash. For example, when auditing liquor establishments, the government compares the business's tax returns to data from the liquor wholesalers and distributors serving the bar.

Computers are not always perfect, and human judgment is needed to determine if alleged violations should be handled as a civil matter rather than a criminal case. Our lawyers can analyze your situation and give you confidential guidance. Our firm's clear emphasis is on counsel for our clients in an effort to avoid criminal prosecution.

Experienced Tax Attorneys

Our tax law knowledge and experience are extensive, providing us with the resources to counsel and represent companies and individuals in all phases of IRS tax investigations and prosecutions. These capabilities extend across the spectrum of corporate tax fraud and tax evasion allegations.

Several partners and of-counsel attorneys have distinguishing accomplishments and qualities relevant to tax defense and litigation. These include admission to the United States Tax Court, L.L.M. degrees in taxation, active membership in the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and selection to address the New York University Tax Institute.

For More Information About Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion

If you think your company may be accused of tax evasion or tax fraud or you may be personally vulnerable, we encourage you to call 917-512-4332 or 866-716-3813 toll free as soon as possible or send our firm an email. Fast action can be absolutely critical when a tax audit or criminal tax investigation is underway.