No one likes paying taxes, especially when you have to pay a lot of it. Many taxpayers try to find ways to by pass the system by not paying correct amount of taxes or simply evading the taxes. IRS and State Tax authorities take tax evasion very seriously. Our Articles ” Tax Fugitive & Tax Crimes: Key Facts” addresses each area of Tax Crime and How our IRS and States deal with Tax Fugitives.
What is a Tax Fugitive?
Tax Fugitive is a person who flees or tries to escape State or Federal prosecution, who is typically involved in a criminal case who tries to elude law enforcement especially by fleeing the state or country.
Many taxpayers who get convicted of Tax crimes and frauds flee to avoid prosecution. Some run to Mexico and many go to countries that don’t have good relationship with US or don’t have extradition treaties so they cannot be sent back to US for prosecutions.
What are The Five Primary Types of Tax Crimes?
Five Common types of Tax Crimes include
- Willful Failure to Pay Income Taxes.
- Making a Frivolous Tax Claim.
- Offshore Income and Assets such as Bank Accounts
- Common Employment Tax Fraud Scams.
- Tax Preparer Fraud.
Each of these tax crimes can land you in jail and may result in serious penalties from IRS.