Civil Fraud

When the IRS either outright accuses you, or perhaps more subtlety intimates that you have engaged in fraud, it’s a moment packed with various emotions. From blood-chilling fear to boiling hot anger and resentment, fraud means theft, or an intent to deceive.

In my experience, most people do not intentionally engage in deceit. Rather, the activity in and of itself is rather benign and innocent. However, as IRS sees it, combined with other factors, might give rise to a hint (sometimes more than a hint) of fraudulent activity and intent. This is a very delicate situation that requires skill, deft, and proof.

In a civil setting (not criminal) the IRS can allege civil fraud, which carries with it tax penalties of 75% of the underlying tax liability. Because I’ve handled hundreds of such situations in my career, I have the skill and the deft to delicately unwind the situation as much as possible. Above all, I know how to help you develop the proof necessary to substantiate your claims—and discount theirs so that you end up with a better chance of keeping the civil fraud allegation from becoming an assessment.

It’s best that you handle this situation with someone to help you. Call my office today so that I can start taking the pressure off of you, your family, and your business.