Has the IRS Accused You of Failing to Pay Your Taxes?
If you or your company is charged with tax evasion, you could face scrutiny from the IRS which could seriously threaten your future. If you are being investigated for failing to pay taxes, your first step should be to retain legal counsel from a Miami tax evasion lawyer at our firm. Rothman & Associates, P.A. works hard to provide each and every client with the vigorous representation they need.
Attorney Rothman has been board-certified as a criminal trial lawyer by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, as well as certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This, coupled with our firm’s 40 years of combined legal experience makes Rothman & Associates, P.A. the right choice to protect your rights after an arrest.
What Qualifies as Tax Fraud in Florida?
Failure to file income taxes is a serious offense that can lead to substantial fines and prison time if you are convicted. The penalties are situational and depend on the number of years you allegedly failed to file taxes and the amount of taxes you owe the federal government.
In any case, you can be charged with a tax fraud in Florida if you avoid paying your rightful amount of taxes to the proper government agency.
Different types of tax crimes can include:
- Tax evasion
- Failure to file a tax return
- Filing a false tax return
- Willful failure to collect or pay employee’s payroll withholding tax
- Failure to pay state sales tax
You could be forced to pay up to $100,000 in fines (or $500,000 for corporations) and even spend up to five years in prison if you are found guilty, so the best time to contact a criminal defense attorney is now. By getting involved early on in the case, we can take steps to protect your rights. We may even be able to negotiate with the IRS to work out a deal that doesn’t involve criminal penalties.
Call Rothman & Associates, P.A. to Begin Your Defense
Our lawyers understand that the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you acted intentionally to defraud or otherwise avoid paying your taxes, rather than simply being a case of negligence. When you are accused of committing tax evasion, you need to act quickly in order to secure a fierce defense. We can ensure you take all the proper steps to protect yourself from further charges.
At Rothman & Associates, P.A., we have more than four decades of experience defending clients against financial crimes, including tax evasion. We understand the components of a tax evasion case and are prepared to build a strong defense on your behalf.