Category: Tax Fraud

Paying taxes is a civic duty that supports the functioning of our society. However, some individuals and businesses may evade taxes or engage in fraudulent activities to reduce their tax liabilities illegally. Tax crimes are serious offenses that can lead to severe legal consequences. In North Carolina, as in all states, tax evasion and related crimes are prosecuted vigorously.

Tax Evasion

Tax evasion is one of the most common tax crimes and involves deliberately and willfully underreporting income, overclaiming deductions, or concealing assets to avoid paying taxes owed. Individuals or businesses can do [...]

Tax Fraud is a serious offense that can lead to severe penalties and legal consequences. Like in other states, tax authorities are vigilant in detecting and prosecuting individuals and businesses engaged in fraudulent activities in North Carolina. Understanding the common types of tax fraud and how to defend against them is crucial for individuals and businesses to stay compliant and protect their interests. 

Underreporting Income 

One of the most prevalent forms of tax fraud is underreporting income. This occurs when an individual or business intentionally omits or misrepresents income earned, such as [...]

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 [...]