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Employment Tax Fraud Defense Attorney NJ 

Employment Tax Fraud Defense Attorney NJ 

Experienced and Skilled Employment Tax Fraud Defense Attorney NJ Fighting to Protect Clients In Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey 

Employers are expected to pay taxes to the government. They are required by law to withhold taxes and pay these taxes to the IRS. These taxes include Medicare, social security, income tax as well as unemployment taxes. While many people argue against paying taxes to the government, these taxes work to benefit employees in many ways through federal programs such as social security and Medicare. When employers fail to pay employment taxes, they may be flagged for employment tax fraud. When this happens, you should seek the assistance of an experienced employment tax fraud defense attorney NJ. 

It can be quite distressing to receive communication from the IRS in connection to employment tax fraud. However, a seasoned tax attorney with expertise in tax legislation can help you achieve a favorable resolution to your problem. The team at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio is experienced and skilled in tax law. We’ve successfully represented various companies facing tax audits and tax crime charges. You can rely on our experience and knowledge to help you get to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our team. Our free consultation is a great opportunity to learn about your rights and options. 

Types of Employment Tax Scams that The Law Offices of Michele Finizio can help with 

Employment tax is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of taxes that employers are required by law to withhold and pay to the government. These include social security, federal income tax, unemployment taxes, and Medicare. However, some employers are tempted not to pay these taxes and therefore defraud the government of these taxes. 

Employment tax scams can take on various forms. Some of the most common types of employment tax scams that the team at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio has dealt with include: 

  • Pyramiding 

This is one of the most common types of employment tax scams. The employer withholds the taxes. However, they do not pay them to the IRS. The money that is collected is instead used by the employer for their personal expenses or on the business. 

  • Employee leasing 

In this instance, the employer hires a third party to handle their HR needs including the payroll. This third party collects the employment taxes. However, they do not pay taxes to the government. The money is instead used for their own gain. 

  • Paying cash 

Employers can arrange to pay their employees in cash. This enables them to avoid paying employment taxes on behalf of the employees. 

  • Falsifying tax returns 

This may include failing to file tax returns, underreporting wages on tax returns, or the amount owed in taxes. 

  • Misclassifying employees 

Employers may classify employees wrongly e.g. as independent contractors. This enables them to avoid paying employment taxes as they are not responsible for the taxes of independent contractors. 

Attorney Michele Finizio is a highly skilled and experienced employment tax fraud defense attorney NJ. You can trust our team to work for the best outcome in your case no matter what you have been accused of. 

Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to Consult with an Experienced Employment Tax Fraud Defense Attorney NJ 

If you have been contacted by the IRS in connection with employment fraud, you should get in touch with the Law Offices of Michele Finizio. Attorney Finizio is an experienced and skilled employment tax fraud defense attorney NJ. She will help you determine the best way to approach your case. 

Our team is experienced in helping companies navigate the complexities of tax laws. We will ensure you respond in time and are able to get the best outcome. We will work to protect your company and your freedom. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Employment Tax Fraud in New Jersey

What should I do if I have been accused of evading employment tax?

If you own a business and have been accused of tax evasion you will most likely be audited by the IRS. It is important not to panic and try to hide evidence. You should instead get in touch with an experienced employment tax fraud defense attorney NJ. Attorney Michele Finizio is experienced in helping companies navigate employment tax fraud charges. Contact our law firm immediately to learn more about your rights.

Many employers are flagged for employment tax evasion as a result of errors they have made in filing tax returns. Our team will review your case and identify any errors that may have resulted in the IRS flagging your company for tax evasion. We will guide you on the steps to take to avoid charges and negotiate with the IRS on your behalf. The IRS is often willing to settle for an out-of-court solution. We will work for the best outcome in your case.

How did my business end up on the IRS audit list?

There are various ways that companies can end up on the IRS audit list. These include: 

– You fit a pattern or were picked at random

The IRS uses various formulae to identify companies to put on their audit list. Your company may have been selected at random or may fit the criteria based on a pattern. 

– Your returns don’t fit the expected pattern 

If your company has been in business for a while, you have been filing returns for a while. If you file returns that deviate significantly from previous returns with no justifiable reason, your company may be added to the IRS audit list. For example, if your income shows a significant drop or rise, you will need to provide a reason for the changes to the IRS. 

– If there are other companies in your network being audited 

The IRS may include your company in their audit list simply because you are associated with a company or individual on their audit list. For example, if your suppliers or a company you supply is placed on the audit list, you may be included on the audit list as well. 

Reviews Matter

“First class representation. Michele was my son’s attorney after he made a slight but bad decision that hurt no one, but one that potentially could have a caused a lifetime of employment problems in the future, despite having a four year college degree. First of all Michele was very proactive in protecting his rights. Rights we were not even aware of. She provided quick and reliable answers to our questions. Before we met with her our anxiety and worry was insatiable. The peace we felt after our first consultation alleviated all that and we knew we picked the right attorney. Her excellent negotiation skills resulted in a settling his case quickly and without conviction.

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 insure the best possible outcome for her client is achieved.”
- Former Client

“Michele was very prompt when getting back to me when I called regarding legal counsel. Michele kept me informed and in the loop while awaiting trial. Very professional qualities and I highly recommend Michele and will continue to seek her legal expertise in the future. Thanks.”
- Former Client

“I could not had ask for a better attorney. Michele Finizio treated my case and the case of those I’ve recommended as if we were part of her family. She gave it all she had, made her voice and case be heard in court and made it count, and we had the best possible outcome, thanks to her experience and expertise. Thank you very much for an outstanding job.”
- D.A.

"Michele is an outstanding, no “beating around the bush” lawyer. She has done a remarkable job as a lawyer for me. Before Michele, I did not get along with Criminal Lawyers – she comes HIGHLY recommended by me to anyone who needs a Criminal Lawyer."
- C.O.
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