Tax evasion occurs when you avoid filing your taxes or knowingly include
false information with the intent of fraud. Texas does not collect personal
income taxes from its residences, so sales tax makes up the primary amount
of state revenue. Businesses that do not properly fill out their taxes
may be involved in other criminal enterprises and the owners of these
businesses can land in prison for this crime.
What is tax evasion?
Tax evasion can occur when a person or a company fails to pay sales taxes,
knowingly commits fraudulent acts in respect to books and records, or
uses electronic devices to falsify a record. This crime can be charged
as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount of money withheld
from the government.
Any tax evasion charge can leave you facing:
- Incarceration (180 days to 99 years)
- Revocation of sales tax permits
- Future denial of permits by the comptroller
However, mistakes are not tax fraud. Nearly anyone that is not an accountant
or other tax professional is bound to make mistakes when filing their
taxes. If a simple error occurred, the Internal Revenue Service is unable
to charge you for tax evasion. Central to a tax evasion conviction is
the deliberate and calculated effort made to underpay on your taxes.
If you or a loved one have been charged with tax evasion, you will need
the help of a criminal defense attorney to prove your innocence to the
court. The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can help get started on your defense when
you call today.