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Tax Fraud

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Tax fraud refers to a taxpayer’s intent to defraud the federal government by avoiding to pay taxes or paying less than what is owed in taxes. However, it is a general term which encompasses various laws found in Title 26 (the Internal Revenue Code) and Title 18 of the United States Code (or “USC”).

Common types of tax fraud includes the following:

  • Not paying taxes
  • Not filing a tax return
  • Filing a false return
  • Concealing assets
  • Understating income
  • Filing false documents
  • Not collecting employment taxes
  • Failure to make tax payments
  • Not cooperating with tax authorities

If you are currently under investigation for tax fraud, Attorney Jason Lamm can provide you with the aggressive and personalized defense necessary to protect your reputation, rights, and freedom. As a former major felony prosecutor, he has the in-depth understanding of Arizona and federal laws in order to help you navigate through the complexities of your case.


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Tax Fraud Penalties

In most tax audits, the IRS only interested in collecting the taxes owed, which includes interest and penalties. Tax fraud can be punishable by both criminal and civil penalties.

The following are penalties for various types of tax fraud:

  • Title 26 USC § 7201 – Attempt to evade or defeat tax (felony)
    • Prison sentence of five years
    • Or fine of up to $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for corporations
    • Or both, along with prosecution costs
  • Title 26 USC § 7202 – Willful failure to collect or pay over tax (felony)
    • Prison sentence of five years
    • Or fine of up to $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for corporations
    • Or both, along with prosecution costs
  • Title 26 USC § 7203 – Willful failure to file return, supply information, or pay tax
    • Prison sentence of one year
    • Or fine of up to $100,000 for individuals and $200,000 for corporations
    • Or both, along with prosecution costs
  • Title 26 USC § 7206 – Fraud and false statements
    • Prison sentence of three years
    • Or fine of up to $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for corporations
    • Or both, along with prosecution costs
  • Title 26 USC § 7212(A) – Attempts to interfere with administration of Internal Revenue laws
    • Prison sentence of three years
    • Or fine of up to $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for corporations
    • Or both, along with prosecution costs
  • Title 18 USC § 371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States
    • Prison sentence of five years
    • Or fine of up to $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for corporations
    • Or both, along with prosecution costs

Let Our Fraud Lawyer Fight for You

Attorney Jason Lamm has successfully represented numerous clients in prominent cases involving fraud cases and white collar crime cases. With over 25 years of legal experience, he has accumulated an exceptional track record of success by helping his clients get their lives back on track. Do not hesitate to get the legal assistance you need to obtain the justice you deserve.


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