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Tax Fraud

San Antonio Tax Fraud Lawyers

Tax fraud, also known as tax evasion, involves the illegal practice of failing to pay taxes owed to the government. This can be accomplished through various methods, such as underreporting income, inflating deductions or expenses, hiding money in offshore accounts, or simply not filing tax returns. 

Tax fraud is a federal crime in the United States, and both individuals and businesses can be held accountable for such actions. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) takes tax evasion seriously and employs strict measures to identify and prosecute offenders. 

You can also be prosecuted for state and local tax fraud, such as failing to pay sales or property taxes. The Texas state agency that governs taxes is the Texas Comptroller, which collects taxes for over 1700 cities, counties, and other entities throughout Texas. 

Tax fraud carries severe penalties, including fines, interests on unpaid taxes, and potential imprisonment. Maintaining accuracy and honesty in tax-related matters is crucial to avoid legal consequences. If you are being investigated for tax fraud by any governmental agency, you should retain the services of a reliable criminal defense lawyer. At Flanary Law Firm, PLLC, our team has 30 years of combined experience fighting for clients in state and federal courts. 

Contact Flanary Law Firm, PLLC for a free case review with a San Antonio tax fraud attorney. Connect with us online or call (210) 899-7566 today. 

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Types of State Tax Fraud in Texas

Texas tax fraud encompasses various types of fraudulent activities related to different taxes levied by the state, such as: 

  • State sales tax fraud: This type involves intentionally underreporting sales or manipulating records to avoid paying the correct state sales tax owed on goods or services sold.
  • Payroll tax fraud: Payroll tax fraud occurs when a business fails to report accurate payroll information or withholds payroll taxes from employees but does not remit them to the appropriate tax authorities as required by law.
  • Corporate tax fraud: Corporate tax fraud involves falsifying financial information or using deceptive practices to evade corporate income tax obligations in Texas.
  • Estate tax fraud: Estate tax fraud involves deceitful actions related to estate tax filings, such as undervaluing assets or providing false information to reduce estate tax liability.
  • Excise tax fraud: Excise tax fraud occurs when individuals or businesses fail to pay or underreport excise taxes on specific goods or activities, such as alcohol, tobacco, motor fuel, and certain luxury items. 

In addition to these taxes, other taxes required in Texas include property taxes, which local governments levy to fund public services like schools and infrastructure. Texas also imposes a franchise tax on businesses operating in the state based on the business entity's margin or apportioned taxable capital.

Federal Tax Fraud

Federal tax fraud includes a range of deceptive practices aimed at evading taxes owed to the federal government, such as:

  • Tax Evasion: This is the most common type of tax fraud and involves intentionally misrepresenting or concealing income to avoid paying taxes. It may involve underreporting income, inflating deductions, or hiding assets offshore.
  • Filing false returns: Submitting tax returns with fabricated or inaccurate information, such as fictitious expenses or inflated deductions, constitutes tax fraud.
  • Concealing income: Intentionally failing to report all sources of income, like cash transactions or earnings from illicit activities, is considered concealing income, another form of tax fraud.
  • Employment tax fraud: This occurs when employers withhold employment taxes from employees' paychecks but fail to remit those taxes to the IRS. It can also involve misclassifying employees as independent contractors to avoid payroll taxes.
  • Tax shelter fraud: Some individuals and businesses engage in abusive tax shelters that exploit tax laws for illegitimate tax benefits. These schemes involve complex financial arrangements to reduce taxable income artificially.
  • Fraudulent claims for refunds: Making false claims for tax refunds by fabricating expenses or qualifications can lead to penalties and legal consequences for tax fraud.
  • Identity theft: Individuals may steal individuals' personal information to file fraudulent tax returns in their names to claim refunds illegally.
  • False documentation: Providing forged or falsified documents to support tax deductions or credits constitutes tax fraud.
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Why Choose Flanary Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Constant Communication
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    With multiple decades of experience between our attorneys, we have a history of proven results and happy clients. We always aim to get a criminal case dismissed or have the charges lowered to reduce any penalties our clients are facing. We are confident we can get you the results you deserve.
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    At our firm, we pride ourselves on the diverse range of criminal cases we have worked on. From federal felony charges to state misdemeanors, we know exactly how to build a defense strategy that's right for you. Our team can handle even the most complex cases and are willing to be flexible with our strategies.
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    We understand that all criminal cases work at different paces. Whether you are just looking around for a lawyer because you're under investigation or you need immediate representation, our team can help. We will work with you no matter where you are in the process to protect your rights.
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  • Personalized Legal Defense Strategies
    All criminal cases are different, so our dense strategies are too. We would never re-use a legal strategy from one client to the next because your case is too unique. We will always build a defense strategy that's personalized and effective for you to get the outcome you deserve.

Retaining a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Tax Fraud Is Essential

Facing state or federal tax fraud charges without skilled legal representation is never recommended. These are complex cases in which you will need an attorney well-versed in state and federal tax law, criminal proceedings, and trial advocacy. These cases may require intensive investigation into complicated financial documentation and matters; they may call for expert testimony by financial experts.

You need a law firm with the resources to represent your best interests fully and protect your rights throughout all proceedings. At Flanary Law Firm, PLLC, we have a strong track record of resolving white-collar crime charges for individuals and businesses in the greater San Antonio area. Our team is known for our vigorous defense strategies in pursuing optimum client results. 

Discuss your case in a free initial consultation with a San Antonio tax fraud attorney. Reach us at (210) 899-7566 or connect with a team member online to get started.

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