Tax Evasion

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Tax Evasion is a federal crime that can apply to an individual taxpayer, as well as the taxpayer’s tax preparer, accountant, bookkeeper, or accountant. Corporate officers can also be prosecuted if they attempt to evade their corporation’s corporate tax, as well as an administrator of an estate who attempts to evade the estate’s tax. A person other than the taxpayer can be prosecuted as a principal for the crime of tax evasion, even if the person aided and abetted the taxpayer in the evasion. Any type of attempt to evade taxes can form the basis for prosecution, even if the person is unsuccessful in doing so.

Federal Statute

The statute for Tax Evasion is 18 U.S.C. § 7201, which states that any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony.

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Tax Evasion, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:

1) the existence of an additional tax due and owing;

2) an attempt by the taxpayer to evade or defeat the tax;

3) willfulness on the part of the taxpayer.

What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You

Being charged with Tax Evasion is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.

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