Careless mistakes can turn into serious accusations – especially when dealing with tax evasion. In recent years, both State and Federal Tax authorities have become more stringent in enforcing tax laws.
If you have an accountant in charge of your taxes, you may not even be aware of the mistakes made until it is too late. Facing these types of allegations can be scary, so it is important to have seasoned professionals helping you defend your rights. If you would like to have the criminal defense attorneys at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey LLC review the facts of your case, contact us today.
What You Need to Know:
Tax evasion can occur when:
- You neglect to file a tax return form, even if you believed your earnings did not warrant one
- You misrepresent or exaggerate expenses or deductions
- You make false statements to authorities when questioned about your taxes
The penalties of tax evasion vary; however, almost all charged with the crime must pay fines up to $250,000. Some cases may even result in up to five years in prison.
At Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, our criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled both civil and criminal tax investigations across the state of South Carolina. If you are the subject to a tax audit, the most important thing to do is take immediate action and seek our help. We advise you to call for a consultation prior to meeting with tax investigators. Call us at (864) 298-0084.