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Austin Criminal Tax Defense Attorney

Austin Criminal Tax Defense Attorney

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The Tax Law Offices of David
W. Klasing

2021 Guadalupe St #260, TX 78705

(512)-828-6646

Austin, a beacon of technological prowess and cultural vibrancy, remains intertwined with the complexities of federal tax regulations. Many residents and burgeoning businesses navigate the labyrinthine of federal tax rules as the city thrives, often underestimating the inherent risks. Facing a federal tax audit is not just a procedural challenge; it's a critical juncture that, if mishandled, can escalate into a full-blown criminal tax investigation, leading to exponentially severe criminal tax prosecutionAt the tax law offices of David W. Klasing, the primary objective is to conclude the criminal tax investigation or high-risk federal tax audit without it escalating to criminal tax prosecution, thereby evading the indictment's associated intense public scrutiny and life-changing consequences.

While Austin's allure lies in its fusion of tradition and innovation, it's vital to acknowledge that federal tax obligations are rigorous. From deciphering the phases of an IRS tax audit and federal criminal tax investigations to discerning the potential red flags that might attract the IRS's Criminal Investigation Division’s gaze, taxpayers are counseled to be thoroughly informed. Federal criminal tax transgressions chiefly center around non-filing returns or submitting deceptive return information. Such lapses or errors can culminate in severe civil and criminal sanctions, occasionally encompassing prosecution, imprisonment, and restitution.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) routinely uses multiple civil and criminal tax enforcement avenues to identify perpetually delinquent/fraudulent taxpayers, collect taxes it deems owed & simultaneously create a deterrent to others through highly publicized criminal tax prosecutions. Typically, auditors and collection officers notify the subjects of their audits/collection actions. On the other hand, IRS criminal tax investigators will complete their investigation as secretly as possible and then perform unannounced visits to preserve the element of surprise. They will ask many questions they already know the answers to document the taxpayer trying to lie their way out of trouble. Unfortunately, lying to a federal officer is an additional felony in and of itself.

If you are the subject of an IRS audit that could be a clandestine criminal tax investigation, engaging with our dual-licensed criminal tax defense Attorneys and CPAs as soon as possible would be wise. Our expertise in federal tax law and deep insights into the IRS's often opaque investigative procedures can be the linchpin in preventing an audit from spiraling into a criminal tax investigation. Austin's unique blend of tradition and innovation doesn't exempt its residents from the unwavering rigor of federal tax responsibilities. From understanding the intricacies of IRS tax audits to identifying the triggers that catch the IRS's Criminal Investigation Division's attention, being well-versed is not just recommended—it's necessary. Seek help from our experienced Dual-Licensed Civil and Criminal Tax Defense Lawyers & CPAs by calling the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing at (800) 681-1295 or click here to schedule a reduced rate initial consultation.

Introducing the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing in Austin, Texas

The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, zeroing in on high-risk civil and criminal federal tax controversies, extends its focused experience and long track record of success to Austin, Texas. Boasting a team of seasoned dual-licensed civil and criminal tax defense Attorneys and CPAs, we are uniquely poised to navigate Austin residents and businesses through the maze of federal civil and criminal tax exposures.

Endorsed with a prestigious "A+" rating from the Better Business Bureau and a perfect 10.0 score from AVVO, David W. Klasing's dedication to first-rate civil and criminal tax defense representation stands unshaken. We rise beyond the conventional federal legal service realm. Our firm, a beacon of federal civil and criminal tax defense adeptness, takes pride in its storied successes, steered by one of the nation's paramount tax maestros. In the vast American legal landscape, with a sea of attorneys and CPAs, an estimated 24,000 professionals possess both licenses. From this elite group, only around an estimated 3,000 can claim the distinction of having additionally earned a Master's in Taxation. David W. Klasing stands tall among these luminaries, leveraging his unparalleled education and experience to champion our clients' civil and criminal federal tax defense battles.

Additionally, our tactical approach emphasizes a balanced mix of civil and potential criminal tax cases. By maintaining this diverse case portfolio, we continuously keep the IRS vigilant and in a state of anticipation, ensuring they don't gain the upper hand in their dealings with us. This strategy ensures our readiness for any federal tax situation and positions us advantageously in negotiations and interactions with the IRS. To embark on a journey with unparalleled dual-licensed federal civil and criminal tax defense Attorneys and CPAs, reach out at 800-681-1295 or via our online contact form here.

What to Do When The IRS Criminal Investigation Agent Contacts You

Validating Federal Agent Authenticity: Should you be approached by an IRS Criminal Investigation Agent in Austin, your immediate priority is to validate their authenticity. Rigorously inspect their law enforcement badge and photo identification, ensuring the presence of an IRS.gov domain email address. For an added layer of verification, it's prudent to contact the IRS through a centralized phone line to confirm the agent's affiliation.

Type of Investigation: IRS Criminal Investigation Agents will inform you whether the investigation is administrative or a grand jury investigation. In the latter case, the stakes are higher, indicating the case has progressed further.

Determining Your Role: It is vital to pinpoint your role in the investigation. Are you the primary target, a subject, or a peripheral witness? If labeled as the target or subject, seeking legal representation is crucial to protect yourself from self-incrimination. Even if you're initially tagged as a witness, any potential involvement in the scrutinized activities warrants securing legal counsel before any engagement with the IRS.

Accountant Communications: Once you know of an investigation, refrain from discussing further details with your tax accountant. Only your interactions with an attorney are shielded under the attorney-client privilege. The attorneys’ staff’s work product is also privileged. Contacting your accountant might provide the IRS with additional evidence against you. Furthermore, securing a specialized IRS criminal tax defense attorney becomes paramount when your accountant has liaised with special agents. It would be wise to recognize that their need to protect their reputation and livelihood directly contradicts your need to avoid criminal tax prosecution.

  • Risks of Exposing Sensitive Information: Dialogues with tax preparers or accountants are not confidential. If called upon during a legal tax proceeding, they must divulge any incriminating information shared with them. Tax preparers often attempt to redirect any blame to their clients, especially when they are at risk of simultaneous investigation & prosecution for aiding and abetting tax crimes to protect their professional standing, licensing, reputation, livelihood, net worth, and liberty.
  • Lack of Legal Protection and Confidentiality: When navigating a high-risk tax audit or criminal tax probe, only the attorney-client relationship affords you the necessary confidentiality and protection to thoroughly discuss the potentially incriminating nature of your case without having the professional you trust the issue to become a witness against you. The attorney-client privilege and the attorney work-product rule ensure that your disclosures remain safeguarded.
  • Superior Legal Expertise: Engaging a dual-licensed civil and criminal tax Attorney and CPA provides an added benefit. They can collaborate with consulting accountants under the auspices of the attorney-client privilege through a mechanism known as a Kovel letter, which ensures that your disclosures remain confidential, tapping into the expertise of accountants concurrently. While accountants are geared toward precision, attorneys prioritize advocacy, making their expertise invaluable as tax matters veer toward legal disputes. We have an entire staff of Kovel accountants at our disposal.

Austin's Ethos vs. IRS Investigations: Amidst Austin's bustling boulevards and its ethos of independence and pioneering spirit, the prospect of autonomously navigating these challenges might seem appealing. Yet, solo endeavors are dangerous when an IRS criminal tax investigation is in the balance. A thorough understanding of your rights, coupled with consistent and expert legal advice, is your staunchest defense against the intricacies of a criminal tax investigation.

Embark on Federal Tax Compliance Journey with The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing

IRS tax audits in Austin can vary in intensity, from simple mail-based inquiries to exhaustive on-site inspections where agents pore over financial documents at your home or business enterprise. Immediate action is imperative, especially when a Fraud Technical Advisor (FTA) joins the scene, tasked with uncovering tax fraud indicators. Such discoveries might prompt a comprehensive IRS criminal tax probe. Given CID's staggering 90% conviction success in the cases it pursues, it would be wise to seek the skilled experience of our dual-licensed Civil and Criminal Tax Defense Attorneys & CPAs.

David's proven proficiency is now available in Austin, Texas, at our appointment-only virtual office, providing both legal and tax services in one place—at a single hourly billing rate. We have just introduced a flexible scheduling option where clients can reserve a four-hour slot at any of our satellite locations. David W. Klasing will travel to any of our satellite offices to meet with you. We have designed this service to benefit our clients, with no additional travel expenses added to your billCall us at 800-681-1295 or complete our online contact form today.

In addition to our fully staffed 19,700 square foot penthouse office in Irvine, the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing has unstaffed (conference room only) satellite offices in Los AngelesSan BernardinoSanta BarbaraPanorama CityOxnardSan DiegoBakersfieldSan JoseSan FranciscoOaklandCarlsbadSacramentoLas Vegas, NevadaSalt Lake City, UtahPhoenix, ArizonaAlbuquerque, New Mexico. We also have virtual offices in New York, New YorkMiami, Florida; and Washington, D.C.

Our Austin, Texas (Virtual) office is conveniently located at:

2021 Guadalupe St, Austin, #260 TX 78705

(512)-828-6646

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