Tax crimes are those which are in violation of the criminal sections of the Internal Revenue Code (Title 26) the general crime sections of US law (Title 18) or federal banking law (Title 31). Violations of narcotics statutes, money laundering, foreign bank account statutes usually do have tax ramifications. Tax Crimes include:
Failure to Collect Taxes
Failure to Pay Over Collected Taxes
Failure to File a Return
Failure to Supply Information to the IRS
Filing a False Return
Submitting False Documents
Hiding Money Offshore
Foreign Bank Accounts
Other Tax Related Crimes
What is important to remember when you find yourself involved in a criminal tax matter is to secure an experienced tax fraud lawyer as soon as possible. You have the right to remain silent. You should not say anything beyond identifying yourself and requesting an attorney. You do not have to answer questions regarding your tax status, and you should not answer them without first consulting a tax attorney.
If you have not been filing returns, you have knowingly filed false returns, you are delinquent in paying your taxes, or have some other reason to suspect that you might come under IRS investigation, you should retain a tax attorney as soon as possible. When you are subject to prosecution, preparation is all important.