Category: Tax Fraud

As a taxpayer in North Carolina, it is essential to understand the difference between tax fraud and tax evasion and the consequences associated with each. 

While both terms are often used interchangeably, there are distinct differences between the two, and understanding these differences can be critical for those under investigation for tax-related matters.

How so? While both are considered crimes, there are differences in what you are charged with, the consequences you face, and what prosecutors must prove to convict you.

Defining Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion in North Carolina

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Tax fraud occurs when an individual or business entity willfully attempts to evade or defeat paying taxes, and most cases have to do with either the assessment or the payment of taxes owed.

While nearly 17% of taxpayers don’t fully comply with the tax code and generally face minimal to no consequences, when the IRS gets a whiff of things truly gone awry, a knowledgeable North Carolina tax fraud attorney can be necessary to fight back against the serious charges of tax fraud and evasion.

In this post, from investigation to conviction, we [...]