Date: 06/25/12

Topic: Sales Tax Audits

Lately we have been representing clients that have exposure to criminal tax evasion charges stemming from sales tax examinations. The California Board of Equalization (BOE) can bring criminal charges for sales tax evasion in cases where large amounts of taxable sales are omitted or worse yet where sales tax is collected but not remitted by making a referral to the California Attorney General’s Office recommending prosecution. The BOE can also, and often does, make referrals to the IRS or California Franchise Tax Board where it discovers large differences in reported sales for Federal and California Income tax purposes as compared to the results of its audit under information sharing agreements. Both the IRS and FTB have their own criminal investigation divisions that may or may not act on such a referral.

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IRS Criminal Investigations

If you find yourself facing a sales tax audit and think you have exposure we can help.

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California Sales Tax Audit Attorney

Criminal Tax Representation

Criminal Tax Representation FAQ

Tax Evasion Fraud Representation