Fort Worth Tax Fraud Lawyers
Free Consultations throughout Arlington & Tarrant County
Everyone has to pay taxes. How much you owe will be determined by your annual income and the expenses you are eligible to deduct, and even the best of us can make mistakes filing our taxes from time to time. Unfortunately, this can be charged as a federal offense in some cases, putting you at risk of fines and even possible jail time. At Goza & Carreras, Attorneys at Law, our Fort Worth tax fraud attorneys can help you protect your finances and avoid having a criminal conviction on your record.
What Constitutes Illegal Activity?
When you file your taxes, you are expected to honestly and accurately detail your income, expenses, and other tax information before submitting your returns. While errors sometimes occur, omission of amounts in excess of $20,000 will result in felony charges that could cost you thousands of dollars in fines.
You could be charged with tax fraud for:
- Using technology to falsify your financial information
- Keeping separate financial records to misrepresent information
- Being unable to produce records to verify tax information
- Failing to pay your taxes
The penalties for these charges will depend on the amount of taxes you failed to pay. Amounts less than $20,000 will result in misdemeanor charges or Texas state jail felony charges, punishable by up to two years in jail. In addition, you will have a criminal record that will make it harder to find employment and housing.
We understand how difficult it can be to face tax fraud charges, especially if you weren’t aware of having done anything illegal. Our team includes a former prosecutor and a lawyer who is board certified in criminal defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This gives us a thorough understanding of the laws surrounding your case, and we can help you build a strong strategy to protect your future.
Get started on your case now by calling (817) 402-2188.