Federal Crimes

Tax Fraud Lawyer in Houston, TX

Facing investigations or charges for tax evasion?

American residents are legally required to pay taxes. They are also required to provide factual information when reporting and filing taxes. Although tax avoidance can be perfectly legal—such as the untaxed income placed into IRAs—tax evasion is not. Sometimes referred to as tax fraud, tax evasion is a criminal offense that occurs when a person or business deliberately attempts to avoid paying taxes through any of the following illegal means:

  • Misrepresenting information
  • Concealing or failing to report income or assets
  • Using false documents and receipts
  • Underreporting income
  • Overstating or falsely reporting deductions
  • Using offshore bank accounts
  • Money laundering

Since tax fraud can directly impact the federal government, individuals who commit these illegal acts often face charges for federal crimes. In some instances, they may also face additional charges when other crimes are involved, including money laundering, embezzlement, and other criminal activity.

Why You Need a Proven Houston Defense Lawyer

Federal tax fraud is a serious matter. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) devotes substantial resources and manpower to investigating and prosecuting those in violation of federal tax laws. Annually, tax evasion and fraud account for federal revenue losses that exceed $300 billion—a fact that motivates government officials to recover losses and prosecutors to gain convictions. Attorney Billy Skinner has accumulated considerable experience handling cases in federal court. He is also experienced in protecting clients’ rights during the investigation process, a crucial part of tax fraud cases. Should you choose to work with our firm, you can be confident that a passionate, skilled lawyer will be working diligently on your behalf throughout each stage of your case.

Acting Fast & Beginning Your Legal Journey

Time is of the essence in tax fraud cases. By contacting a Houston tax fraud lawyer as soon as possible after you become aware of pending investigations or charges, you can provide yourself with the best possible chances for protecting your rights, building a strong defense, and / or negotiating favorable resolutions. Our legal team responds promptly to calls for assistance and encourages anyone facing tax fraud investigations or charges to call today.