Defending Tax Preparers Against Fraud Charges

Approximately 200 tax preparer fraud cases are investigated by federal authorities each year. The federal government rewards people who report suspected tax fraud activity. Charges of tax preparer fraud may be brought forward by disgruntled former employees who may have motive, opportunity and a financial incentive to engage in wrongdoing themselves.

How Do Tax Preparers Commit Fraud?

Tax preparer fraud may be committed to benefit business clients, individual clients, or the tax preparer himself. Examples include:

  • Inflating business expenses
  • Claiming false deductions, such as unreimbursed employee business expenses, mileage expenses, meals and entertainment, charitable contributions, medical expenses, and business losses
  • Claiming too many exemptions and unallowable credits
  • Manipulating income to obtain the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Under-reporting income and improperly using trusts to hide income
  • Mischaracterizing expenses
  • Failing to declare overseas income

The Department of Justice prosecutes tax preparers charged with tax evasion or federal tax fraud. Tax evasion is a felony crime punishable by five years or more in prison and fines up to $250,000.

Skilled Defense Against Fraud Allegations

If you suspect you are being investigated by federal authorities or the IRS, or you have been charged with a tax crime, you need a highly qualified lawyer. Contact the law offices of attorney Frank A. Rubino, Esq. now.

Frank Rubino has successfully handled an impressive array of large-scale cases for clients who could not afford to lose. He has a national and international reputation for sophisticated defense in complex tax crime and white collar crime cases. Mr. Rubino limits his practice to only the most serious federal criminal charges.

Get the Help You Need, Now

Call 866-718-3994 today to arrange a consultation with Frank A. Rubino, Esq. If you prefer, you may also email the firm. Attorney Rubino has offices in Miami and Houston, and serves clients across the U.S. and around the world.

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