Many people do not know what to do in the face of a potential IRS audit or litigation. The IRS may target business owners and other professionals with civil or even criminal fraud penalties if there is evidence of income tax evasion. For those facing tax fraud litigation, it is vital that they have the support of an attorney who is experienced in tax court litigation. James LeBloch has 27 years of experience in business litigation, breach of contract cases and tax evasion litigation, and offers the following advice to anyone facing civil or criminal penalties from a taxation agency.
First, the taxpayer should cease all communication with IRS personnel. Under the laws that govern criminal prosecution of taxpayers, any statements made by an individual may be used against him or her in court. IRS personnel can and will be called as witnesses in any case involving income tax evasion or suspected fraud, so it is very important not to give the IRS any statements to be used against the taxpayer at a later time.
Next, the taxpayer should cease communications with any accountants or financial advisors immediately. These conversations are not privileged and, like communication with the IRS, could be used against the taxpayer. An accountant or financial advisor can be forced to take the stand in a criminal or civil case and share knowledge about the taxpayer, even if he or she does not want to do so.
Finally, contact an experienced attorney. James LeBloch, on the web at http://www.jgltaxlaw.com/, has many years of experience and can help taxpayers resolve their potential fraud or tax evasion cases successfully. For more information on tax litigation, see http://www.jgltaxlaw.com/taxlitigation.html and http://www.jgltaxlaw.com/fraud.html.
About James LeBloch: For 27 years, James LeBloch has been providing professional tax and business litigation representation to clients in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Diego County areas. Mr. LeBloch and his staff offer viable legal solutions at reasonable cost with no-fee initial consultations. Mr. LeBloch is available online, by phone and in person to help those who need representation in business litigation from breach of contract disputes to noncompetition and no-solicitation violations as well as misappropriation of trade secrets, tax evasion and fraud.
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