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Willful Failure to Pay Income Taxes Defense Lawyer NJ 

Willful Failure to Pay Income Taxes Defense Lawyer NJ 

Top Rated Willful Failure to Pay Income Taxes Defense Lawyer NJ Defending Clients In Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey 

Filing tax returns can be quite complex even for professional accountants. Tax codes are long and dense. Tax laws are also constantly changing. It is therefore not uncommon for people to make mistakes when they file their tax returns. In fact, in many cases, the IRS will assume that a taxpayer has made an honest mistake when filing their returns rather than engaged in fraud. There are also some circumstances where the IRS will interpret an error on your tax returns as a deliberate attempt to commit fraud. If the IRS has enough evidence, you may be charged with a crime. This is where an experienced willful failure to pay income taxes defense lawyer NJ can help. 

In many cases where taxes are not filed or are due and not paid, the IRS will want to work things out rather than having to pursue criminal action. Attorney Michele Finizio will help you navigate the complexities of tax law to help you avoid criminal action. We will fight to protect your rights. 

Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to schedule your consultation. 

Common Ways Willful Failure to Pay Income Taxes Occurs 

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), about 1 in every 6 taxpayers fails to comply with tax codes in one way or another. The IRS is well aware of how complex tax codes can be. Many of the people that fail to comply with tax codes don’t do so intentionally. It is often the result of an error or negligence while filing tax returns. It is for this reason that many people don’t face criminal charges despite not being in compliance with the law. 

Deliberately failing to pay income taxes is a crime. The IRS can bring criminal charges against you if they suspect you or your company of willfully: 

  • Failing to pay taxes that you owe 
  • Failing to report all your income when filing tax returns =
  • Failing to file your tax returns 
  • Making fraudulent or false income 

The IRS must provide adequate evidence to demonstrate that you willfully failed to pay your income taxes. They will need to show that the errors are not in fact unintentional but actually a deliberate attempt on your part to defraud the government by not paying your taxes. If the IRS is successful at doing this, you will be charged and perhaps convicted. This can result in hefty penalties and possible imprisonment. 

Attorney Michele Finizio is an experienced willful failure to pay income taxes defense lawyer NJ. Our law firm will review your case and devise the best defense strategy for you. We will fight to protect your rights and negotiate for the best resolution to the issue. We will work to avoid criminal charges and other unfavorable penalties. You can rely on us to help you get through the distress. 

Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to Schedule Consultation with an Experienced Willful Failure to Pay Income Taxes Defense Lawyer NJ 

Are you facing charges for willful failure to pay income taxes? A conviction could result in serious and long-term consequences including hefty penalties and imprisonment. At the Law Offices of Michele Finizio, you can take comfort in knowing you have an experienced and skillful team fighting in your corner. Attorney Finizio is a top-rated willful failure to pay income taxes defense lawyer NJ. Our team has various skills, in-depth knowledge, and extensive experience in tax litigation. We will fight to get the best outcome in your case. 

Contact our law firm to consult with us and learn about how we can help. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Willful Failure to Pay Income Taxes in New Jersey

I filed my tax returns but there was an error. Can I face tax fraud charges for willful failure to pay income taxes?

Many people that are charged with willful failure to pay income taxes simply made a mistake while filing their tax returns. In order to be convicted for this type of tax fraud, the prosecution would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you did in fact intend to commit the fraud. This means that they must prove that the error (or omission) was intentional. This can be challenging and many people are not charged with a crime. However, it can happen. In many cases, the IRS will simply adjust what you owe as income tax and charge you hefty penalties in addition to the tax you were meant to pay.

Attorney Michele Finizio is a skilled and experienced Willful failure to pay income taxes defense lawyer NJ. We will investigate your case and identify the error you made. We will build a strong case on your behalf to show that your actions were unintentional. We will fight to prevent you from being charged with a crime. We will negotiate on your behalf for the best outcome in your case.

What is the difference between an IRS audit and a criminal investigation for tax fraud?

An IRS audit is more of a civil matter. The purpose of an audit is to uncover errors that you may have made while filing your tax returns. This is often done with the recognition that tax law can be complex and that people often make mistakes when filing their tax returns. In many instances, IRS audits result in an adjustment being made to what you owe as tax. In some cases, taxpayers are slapped with penalties for example in cases where income was understated in the tax returns.

A criminal investigation on the other hand is handled by the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and the Department of Justice. Investigations are carried out with the goal of gathering evidence to support an indictment and to get a criminal conviction. Investigations in many cases take a long time even years.

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“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.”
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"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."
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