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IRS Criminal Tax Investigations

 

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IRS Criminal Tax Investigations


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The IRS has a special unit dedicated to investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes including money laundering, currency crimes, antitrust violations and Bank Secrecy Act violations. This unit, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (“CI”) is composed of Special Agents who are expertly trained financial investigators. CI Special Agents employ law enforcement techniques such as wiretaps, search warrants and undercover operations. These agents aggressively conduct exhaustive, in-depth investigations into individuals and businesses to uncover tax and financial crimes, including:

  • General Tax FraudWashington, DC Criminal Tax Attorney
  • Return Preparer Fraud
  • Questionable Refunds
  • Abusive use Trusts
  • Frivolous Filer/Non-Filer
  • Employment Tax Fraud
  • Voluntary Disclosures
  • Undisclosed Offshore Accounts
  • Excise Tax Fraud

CI’s conviction rate is one of the highest in federal law enforcement.  Not only do the courts hand down substantial prison sentences in such cases, but those convicted must often pay fines civil penalties and interest in addition to any back taxes owed. 

The early involvement of experienced legal counsel can be the key to a successful result.     At Thorn Law Group, we will help you to cooperate with investigators to the extent required by law, while fully asserting any available defenses you may have, including your Constitutional privilege against self-incrimination.  If you are the target of a Government investigation into alleged criminal misconduct, you will want an effective legal representative by your side.

For a free consultation, or to learn more about how the Thorn Law Group can help you with your tax and legal issues, contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner, at ket@thornlawgroup.com or (202) 270-7273.