Tax Litigation and Tax Controversy
On the most basic level, tax litigation involves the process of taking a tax crime related case through the court system. Litigation refers to this legal process. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are familiar with tax litigation and controversy. If you are facing any type of criminal charged related to the IRS or tax crimes, an attorney from our firm is ready to stand up for your rights in court. Whether you are being investigated or facing an actual charge, the prospect of a criminal tax crime conviction can be intimidating. Don't give up. At the firm, we are dedicated to helping people like you. Call our office today and have peace of mind knowing that your case is being handled by an attorney who will fight for your freedom and rights with enthusiasm and aggression. To learn what we can do for your tax controversy case, contact a criminal defense attorney form the firm as soon as possible.
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Tax litigation can involve any number of criminal offenses. Tax evasion is one of the most common crimes brought into question by IRS. Tax evasion, on the most basic level, involves willfully failing to pay your taxes. For instance, if an individual or business conceals income of profits in order to avoid paying taxes on them, the IRS may consider a tax evasion charge. This crime is a felony, punishable by five years in a federal prison and fines of $100,000.
There are a multitude of situations that may be considered tax controversies, including:
- Negotiations with the IRS
- Property seizures because of tax issues
- Unfiled tax returns
- IRS appeals
- Installment agreements
- Back taxes
Not all tax litigation is criminal, though. Sometimes, people need an attorney to help them settle a civil tax case instead. Sometimes the IRS targets individuals because an investigator has overzealously assumed that an individual is guilty of a tax-related offense. If you were unable to pay your taxes for a period time because of medical problems, you may find yourself involved in a civil tax litigation case. If you need help, a lawyer from Okabe & Haushalter may be able to negotiate with the IRS to get you a reasonable payment installation plan, offer of compromise or interest and penalty abatement.
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At the firm, we are whole-heartedly devoted to helping people like you settle their tax litigation controversies. If you've been targeted by the IRS, don't lose hope. With a high-quality attorney on your side, you may stand a better chance of getting the favorable case outcome you want. Whether you're under investigation, facing charges or simply need help negotiating, a defense attorney from our firm has the experience and knowledge needed to stand up for your rights in court.