Although Curbed Presently, IRS Tax-Fraud Reach Still Vast

In White Collar Crimes by RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Don’t underestimate the power and reach of the Internal Revenue Service.

Many people who have now spend copious amounts of time thinking about their miscalculation – from prison cells.

Legions of criminal suspects find out fast just how serious investigators and law enforcers can be when it comes to the federal crime realm. We note on our website at the established St. Louis criminal defense law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry that “the federal government has a wealth of resources at its disposal.” Moreover, the charges that prosecutors file “carry some of the most serious penalties.”

That is certainly true regarding fraudulent tax-linked activity, which is typically prosecuted with noted fervor. The reason for zealous prosecution is clear enough, as cited by Don Fort, who heads the Criminal Investigation unit for the IRS. Fort stresses that cases like tax evasion are pursued aggressively in order “to influence taxpayer behavior for the hundreds of millions of American citizens filing tax returns.”

Having noted that, though, Fort and other commentators on tax fraud concede that the IRS is presently operating in a diminished capacity relative to prior years. The agency’s budget has been materially cut, which understandably guts resources and turns down the heat a bit for individuals who might otherwise be targeted by task forces.

That is hardly a license to offend, though. Even though emasculated, the IRS still commands awesome powers and a reach that can broadly ensnare individuals on tax-fraud criminal counts.

Proven defense attorneys can provide candid counsel and diligent representation in a tax fraud or other white collar criminal law matter.