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New Jersey Tax Misdemeanor Attorney

New Jersey Tax Misdemeanor Attorney

Unintentional Tax Crime Defense Lawyer in Cherry Hill, NJ Helps Clients With Their Low-Level Tax Crimes in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout NJ

If you’re like many other people, filing your tax returns isn’t something you look forward to. Some people even forget to file their returns. Others are unaware that they need to file their returns while others simply don’t know how to file their returns. The process of filing tax returns can be complex. Many people don’t fully understand tax codes and others are unaware of the latest changes to the law that could mean changes in how they file their returns. It is therefore not surprising that people unintentionally commit tax crimes. When this happens, it helps to have an experienced New Jersey tax misdemeanor attorney like Attorney Michele Finizio fighting on your behalf. 

New Jersey tax misdemeanor attorney Michele Finizio has vast experience in tax laws and resolving surrounding tax returns. Our team consists of professionals with varied experience and skills in law including a former federal lawyer and a tax attorney. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of taxpayers. We will fight to protect your rights and work to resolve your tax issues. You can rely on our experienced and skilled team to achieve the best outcome on your behalf. 

Contact our unintentional tax crime defense lawyer in Cherry Hill, NJ for a free consultation with our team. We will review your case and help you identify options for resolving your tax issues. We’ll work to achieve the best outcome in your case. 

Facing a Tax Issue And Have Questions? We Can Help. Contact The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Today At 856-888-9059 Or Fill Our Our Convenient Online Contact Form For A Free Consultation About Your Case.

Penalties for Common Tax Violations that The Law Offices of Michele Finizio can help with 

Tax crimes can be categorized as either felonies or misdemeanors. A felony is a serious federal violation. If you are found guilty of a felony, you may be convicted and end up spending significant time in jail. You may also have to pay a hefty fine. Misdemeanors are serious crimes. However, they do not carry the same amount of jail time or fines as felonies do. You could still, however, spend some time in jail or under probation. The fines are also still quite substantial for misdemeanors. 

At the Law Offices of Michele Finizio, we deal with a wide variety of federal income tax violations including: 

  • Failure to pay income taxes 

If you owe $100,000 or more in taxes, you will be issued a notice to pay your taxes. If you fail to pay your taxes before the due date, you will incur a Failure to Pay Penalty which is 5 percent of the tax owed for each month that is not paid after the due date. 

  • Unfiled tax returns 

If you fail to file your tax returns, you will face a failure to file a tax return penalty. These fines can total up to $25k for each year you failed to file. You also face up to 1 year in jail. 

  • Filing a fraudulent return 

If you file a fraudulent return, you face up to 3 years in prison and a filing fraudulent return penalty which is up to $100k. 

  • Tax evasion 

A conviction for tax evasion can result in up to 5 years in jail. You will also face a tax evasion penalty of up to $100k. 

  • Willfully failing to pay estimated taxes 

This misdemeanor can result in up to 1 year in jail and fines of up to $25k. 

  • Willfully failing to disclose offshore bank accounts 

This can result in fines of up to 50% of the balance in the account at the time of the violation and a five-year prison sentence. 


I can honestly say that I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my case. Michael handled my case very well. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help with any court issues.

Lelany J.


Very realistic and professional. Great with communication and prompt with follow ups. Flexible with availability, responds to both texts and phone calls. I was very happy with the service I received.

Jerilyn N.


Michele is an amazing attorney. She goes above and beyond to help. She answers her phone at all times of the day and is eager to get you the answers and give you the advice and representation you need. Don’t hesitate to use her services!!!!

J. L.

Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for Free Consultation with an Experienced New Jersey Tax Misdemeanor Attorney 

Are you facing charges for a tax misdemeanor? Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for free consultation with an experienced New Jersey tax misdemeanor attorney. Our team has defended taxpayers in a wide range of tax cases. We understand how easy it is to make mistakes when it comes to tax returns. Unfortunately, those mistakes can have consequences that affect the rest of your life. We will work to protect your rights and ensure the best outcome in your case. We have a long track record of achieving favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients. You can rely on our experience, knowledge, and skills to help you in your case. 

Contact us today to schedule your consultation. 

Get A Free Consultation With An Experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney. All You Have To Do Is Call 856-888-9059 Or Fill Out Our Online Contact Form.

Frequently Asked Questions about Unintentional Tax Crimes in New Jersey 

What actions will an IRS auditor take if they find fraud?

If an IRS auditor believes that you have committed tax fraud, they will have several options available to them: 

– Overlook it – this is what many IRS auditors do in many instances where the amount involved is small. This is especially the case if it is the first time the taxpayer has been found with errors in their tax returns.

– Impose penalties – the auditor may choose to impose civil penalties on the taxpayer. This is in the case where the amounts are significant enough to warrant a penalty but not criminal charges. The auditor can add a 20 percent penalty on what you owe the government in taxes. However, or serious misdeeds such as over deductions or omissions that are considered fraudulent, the auditor may impose a 75 percent penalty. 

– Begin criminal investigations – if the auditor suspects outrageous cheating, they will begin criminal investigations. These investigations will be carried out by the IRS’ Criminal Investigations Division (CID). 

What should I do if I am unable to pay the full amount I owe the IRS in taxes?

The IRS prefers to have taxpayers pay what they owe the government than go through the process of prosecuting them. If you are unable to pay the full amount of what you owe the government in taxes, you can work out a payment plan. You can negotiate with the IRS for more time to pay off your debt. This arrangement can help to reduce the penalty for Failure to pay by half.

If you’re having a hard time paying your taxes, you should contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio. We will review your case and help you determine the best approach to resolving the issue. We will explore various options including applying for an Offer in Compromise or seeking hardship status.

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“First-class representation. We owe a debt of gratitude for her service. I was shocked at how much she was able to do for my son. She is a solid lawyer who is honest and works to ensure the best possible outcome for her client is achieved.”
- Former Client

“I could not have asked for a better attorney. Michele Finizio treated my case and the cases of those I’ve recommended as if we were part of her family. She gave it all she had. Thank you very much for an outstanding job.”
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"Michele is an outstanding, no-beat-around-the-bush lawyer. She has done a remarkable job for me. She comes HIGHLY recommended by me to anyone who needs an experienced criminal defense attorney."
- C.O.

“Very professional qualities. I highly recommend Michele and will continue to seek her legal expertise in the future.”
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