When Facing Criminal Tax Prosecution in Chicagoland

Chicagoland Criminal Tax ProcecutionA criminal tax offense is a serious matter. If your tax liability has become unmanageable or if questions arise about how your income was reported or how you conducted your business transactions, you may be charged with a tax crime. A federal or state prosecution for a tax crime can result in substantial fines and possible imprisonment. Any of the following offenses can be charged as a felony:

  • Tax Evasion
  • Tax Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Making False or Fraudulent Claims
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Failure to File Tax Returns
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Tax Crime or to Defraud the IRS

If the IRS or Illinois tax authorities want to question you, or if you suspect that you or your company are the subject of an IRS investigation, call Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. at (708) 598-5999 to make an appointment with a qualified tax professional. You can also use our Contact Us form to submit questions about your case.

Never Talk to a Tax Agent Without Representation

Do not be misled by an IRS agent who says he or she only wants to clear up some tax issues or has some questions about your returns. Too often, people feel that they can handle their own affairs, only to find out that a seemingly innocuous statement made to the IRS agent was misconstrued. Saying too much or saying the wrong thing can lead to the filing of serious criminal tax charges.

Do not talk to a federal or state tax agent until you have been advised by a tax attorney. In most cases, you will want to have a tax lawyer speak to the agent on your behalf. Never attend an audit or an interview without having a tax professional at your side.

Dealing with Criminal Tax Charges

Most criminal tax investigations begin with a phone call or a visit from an IRS agent. If criminal charges are proven, you face the possibility of years in prison. Even if you are not found to be criminally responsible, you may still be facing substantial civil penalties as well as tax liens and tax levies. If you own a business, an audit or investigation by a criminal tax investigator may reveal tax violations you did not know your business was committing.

Never let the IRS or state tax authorities dictate how your case should proceed. If you fail to get professional help at the first sign of trouble, you may be too late. It is possible to negotiate tax debt with tax authorities, but it is risky to do so without the assistance of an experienced tax attorney.

Start dealing with your tax issues by making an appointment for a free confidential consultation with a tax lawyer. Call Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. at (708) 598-5999 or submit our convenient online contact form to get the advice you need from an experienced criminal tax attorney.

A Team of Tax Professionals Working for You

When you are represented by Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C., you have the benefit of an experienced team of tax attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, accountants, and paralegals who can contribute as needed in a full-scale effort to resolve your problems. Two of our attorneys formerly worked in law enforcement positions with the IRS in audits, collections and criminal enforcement. One of our attorneys enforced Illinois state tax law on behalf of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Their combined experience provides them with valuable insight into how tax authorities will handle a case like yours.

Our team approach assures that the right personnel are assigned to your case at the right time. Whether you need a tax accountant, a criminal tax attorney, or an attorney with experience in tax litigation, Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. has the resources to help you or your business with its tax problems.

To make your life easier, we also offer:

  • Reasonable rates and payment plans
  • Two convenient locations in the southwest suburbs close to many expressway exits
  • Flexible evening and weekend hours
  • Representation of clients in Chicago and the Southwest Chicago suburbs.

Your freedom and peace of mind are important not just for you but for your family, your business and those who depend on you for their livelihoods. Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. can provide all the services you need to minimize the impact of a tax investigation and to defend you aggressively if you face a criminal tax prosecution.

The criminal tax attorneys and other tax professionals at Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. have been assisting individuals and businesses with serious tax issues for over 20 years. To put our team on your side, call (708) 598-5999. You can also make an appointment or submit questions using our online contact form.