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Paying taxes: The difference between mistakes and evasion

Tax evasion is a serious crime that can be prosecuted at the federal or state level. Fortunately, there is a distinction between true tax evasion and accidental evasion. For instance, if you pay your taxes but forgot to report a small amount of income, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wouldn't likely see you as a criminal. You'd be issued a bill, pay it and move on. That's not the case if you refuse to file taxes or don't report the majority of your income.

Beware of false charities that spring up after disasters

As a criminal defense attorney, I sometimes encounter people who are accused of soliciting donations for fraudulent charities. This is a very serious offense that is routinely investigated by the FBI and state authorities. With Irma breathing down Florida's neck, now is an excellent time to review some tips on avoiding being taken in by false charities.

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