The focus of our practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation, and see many taxpayers in Stamford, Connecticut referred to the IRS Criminal Investigation division because of shoddy bookkeeping. It is critical that taxpayers maintain good records or face serious tax bills, or even criminal tax prosecution.
Many IRS criminal tax cases begin as routine civil IRS examinations and, when the examiner is confronted with either a lack of records or bookkeeping records that cannot be easily reconciled to the federal IRS tax return, thoughts of a referral to the criminal investigation division begin to grow.
The goals for any taxpayer and practitioner when handling an IRS exam include:
· Preparation – making sure you have the documentation to back-up the numbers on the tax returns
· Presentation – making sure the documentation can be presented to the IRS examiner in a manner that makes sense
But what happens if the case is referred for criminal tax investigation?
If the case is referred over to the IRS Criminal Investigation division for consideration is becomes critical that taxpayers move quickly to try and get the criminal Tax investigation shut-down. The best way to do this is to show the IRS criminal tax investigators that there has been no crime. The way to do that is get the records in order and present them to IRS Criminal Investigation.
If the IRS Criminal tax Investigators refuse to drop the investigation we still have the opportunity to get the case killed by the Department of Justice Tax Division. However, it is obviously much more efficient to try and have the records in proper order prior to the IRS examiner showing up for the audit in the first place.
If you have any questions about IRS Criminal Tax cases or other IRS tax issues in Stamford, Connecticut or elsewhere please feel free to contact me at (203) 285-8545 or by email at email@example.com.
Eric L. Green
Green, & Sklarz, LLC
243 Tresser Boulevard, 17th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Ph. (203) 285-8545 x 102
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