Attorneys Skilled in Handling Tax Evasion Cases in New York
Tax fraud cases are unique in that they involve an overlap between criminal prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. If you have been accused of a tax crime, you need a criminal tax evasion attorney who understands how to work with all parties involved in pursuit of a positive outcome.
At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, we have been defending people in tax evasion and other white collar offenses for more than 50 years. We understand how our opponents work. We know that the primary goal of tax authorities is to recover unpaid taxes, but we also know how to engage these authorities in skillful negotiation.
When to Hire a Criminal Tax Attorney
There is no such thing as too early when there is a risk of serious criminal penalties involved. Even if the IRS or the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance has contacted you about an audit, you may want to consider discussing your case with a lawyer.
You should certainly contact a lawyer if there is any investigation being conducted, or allegations have been made about misrepresenting income, failure to pay sales tax, or any other tax matter. There is no risk involved in speaking with one of our attorneys, but there is a great deal of risk involved in not taking a defensive stance – you could end up being charged with tax evasion.