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    The Tax Law Offices of David
    W. Klasing

    222 S Main St, 5th Floor,
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    Telephone: 1-800-681-1295

    Situated between the stunning Wasatch Range and the tranquil waters of the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City thrives as a center of commerce and innovation. Despite its robust economic landscape, the city is not untouched by the intricate nuances of federal tax regulations. Many individuals and local enterprises often find themselves uncertain about these complex federal tax rules, and it’s common for some to display a notable lack of risk aversion.

    Consequently, if you face an IRS criminal tax investigation or are apprehensive about a high-risk tax audit that could escalate into an eggshell or reverse eggshell auditit would be prudent to grasp the potential magnitude of your situation. When confronted with an IRS criminal tax investigation or an Eggshell or Reverse Eggshell audit, there are distinct measures to be taken and others to be avoided to fortify a robust defense and mitigate any potentially catastrophic repercussions.

    Deliberate breaches of federal tax regulations invite stringent scrutiny, often leading to focused tax probes by the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID). Facing such meticulous inquiries can result in life-altering consequences, encompassing everything from federal civil and criminal tax penalties, including prosecutionincarceration, and restitution. The paramount objective for those trapped in CID’s investigations is achieving damage controlThe ultimate aim should be to resolve the criminal tax investigation or high-risk federal tax audit without progressing to criminal tax prosecution, thus avoiding an indictment’s accompanying severe negative public attention and life-altering ramifications.

    Federal tax offenses primarily involve tax fraud, tax evasion, and fraudulent tax return information submission. Intentionally evading federal tax obligations in these areas can lead to severe criminal tax penalties, potentially resulting in prosecution, imprisonment, substantial fines, and restitution. On the other hand, unintentional mistakes may attract stringent civil penalties, such as accuracy-related penaltiesfailure-to-pay penaltiesfailure-to-file penalties, etc.

    Deliberate federal tax violations characterized by intricate tax evasion methodologies, offshore financial non-compliance, and stratagems involving fraudulent asset relocations emphasize the paramount importance of astute civil and criminal tax defense. The IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), distinguished for its discreet operations and specialized understanding, consistently monitors complex federal tax fraud strategies. The CID meticulously scrutinizes pre-meditated federal tax transgressions, including federal tax identity theftdigital tax cybercrimes, and unscrupulous actions by tax return preparers. Upon exhaustive investigation, cases fortified with substantial evidence may be escalated to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for prospective criminal tax litigation. This can culminate in hefty criminal tax sanctions. Concurrently, under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) provisions, the IRS retains the prerogative to levy civil tax penalties corresponding to the specific tax contraventions identified.

    The Tax Law Offices of David W Klasing: Salt Lake City’s Beacon in High-Risk Civil and Criminal Federal Tax Controversies

    Engaging with the procedural complexities of a CID investigation invariably presents a formidable legal challenge. Those entrapped in this investigative vortex face a staggering 90% likelihood of being indicted on criminal tax charges. Upon indictment, the trajectory toward criminal tax conviction is alarmingly consistent. The ramifications of such in-depth tax inquiries and subsequent criminal tax prosecutions transcend mere judicial outcomes.

    Being subjected to CID’s rigorous examination can precipitate a cascade of secondary legal implications. An actual criminal tax conviction—whether attained via plea agreements or post-trial verdicts—carries complex legal ramifications. Criminal Tax Defense Attorneys typically resort to guilty pleas as a strategic recourse to circumvent potentially exacerbated criminal tax penalties emanating from a trial verdict. The Income Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney’s office often wields the leverage of substantial incarceration terms, potentially exceeding 30 years, to facilitate plea bargains, effectively reducing such terms to a fraction, provided the defendant consents to prevent the government’s resource-intensive trial process.

    If you are considering whether you should plead guilty to a federal tax crime, connect with our experienced Dual Licensed Criminal Tax Defense Attorneys and CPAsWe have the best opportunity and highest probability of preventing a criminal tax conviction in the first place when you bring us into your high-risk tax matter as early in the process as possible.To date, we have only had one client ultimately serve jail time, and a high percentage of our clients have had real-world exposure to being charged with a tax crime for their actions before engaging us. Many of our clients who have faced this exposure have stayed with us long-term to avoid having similar problems. We are happy to provide a reduced rate initial consultation which you can arrange by calling our offices at (800) 681-1295 or by clicking here to schedule online.

    Why Partner with David W. Klasing in Your Tax Defense Journey?

    With an impeccable “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureauand a pristine 10.0 score from AVVODavid W. Klasing‘s commitment to premier civil and criminal tax defense representation remains steadfast and unyielding. The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing stand out not just as another legal service point but as a lighthouse in the murky waters of federal civil and criminal tax exposure intricacies. To offer a clearer perspective on our exceptionalism, consider this: In the vast expanse of over a million attorneys and upwards of half a million CPAs in the U.S., only approximately 24,000 professionals can boast of being dually-licensed Attorney CPAs. Further narrowing down this elite group, a scant 3,000 have the rare distinction of having earned a Master’s in Taxation. David W. Klasing, an integral part of this select league, harnesses his unparalleled education and decades of hands-on experience to champion our clients’ civil and criminal tax defense challenges with unwavering vigor. We’ve also strategically adopted an approach wherein we simultaneously manage a dynamic mix of civil and potential criminal tax cases, ensuring the IRS remains perpetually off-balance.

    What Sets the Salt Lake City Satellite Office of David W. Klasing Apart?

    Experience the unmatched skilled experience of Mr. Klasing firsthand in the heart of Salt Lake City at our exclusive, appointment-only satellite location. We have seamlessly integrated legal, accounting and federal tax advisory, all encapsulated under a singular umbrella, ensuring transparent hourly billing instead of ambiguous costing. Keeping client convenience at the forefront, we’ve rolled out a scheduling flexibility initiative, allowing our esteemed clientele to reserve a 4-hour flat fee meeting at any of our satellite offices. Further showcasing our dedication, David W. Klasing, an accomplished private pilot, personally takes to the skies in the firm’s sleek Cirrus SR22 to rendezvous with clients, eliminating potential travel expenses. Dive into our world of unwavering commitment and superior federal civil and criminal tax defense proficiency; reach us at 800-681-1295 or click here to schedule a reduced rate initial consultation online.

    How Does the IRS Detect Possible Tax Fraud?

    Understanding the practices and potential escalations within the IRS tax audit process is vital for many taxpayers. Even though the dense U.S. Tax Code and the equally complex IRS policy and practice manuals can be challenging for those not well-versed in federal civil and criminal tax matters, the IRS operates with a clear rationale behind its actions. Engaging experienced dual-licensed civil and criminal tax defense Attorneys and CPAs familiar with the high-risk IRS tax audits and CID’s criminal investigation processes can protect taxpayers from unintentionally triggering red flags or committing errors during an audit/criminal tax investigation.

    When delving into a case, IRS agents look for “firm indicators of fraud.” These are signs that raise suspicions of potential federal tax fraud. When communicating with an IRS agent, if they ask you questions seemingly unrelated to the primary federal tax issues or request explanations about your federal tax discrepancies, they might be trying to discern your intentions behind any misrepresentations identified on the return under examination. They’ll closely examine errors in your federal tax applications and accounting and any irregularities in tax documents, like backdated forms or inaccurate tax submissions.

    Upon detecting potential federal tax fraud, IRS agents either consult a Fraud Referral Specialist or consult with their managers directly. If the issue is deemed significant, a joint conference, possibly including a Fraud Technical Advisor, might be held to decide if tax fraud likely occurred and whether to impose a civil tax fraud penalty. A decision to hand the case off to the IRS criminal investigation division can also be contemplated. In any event, the firm indications of fraud will be documented at this stage, and a plan for the federal tax audit and or potential criminal tax enforcement action will be developed.

    Are There Concrete Signs Indicating Definite Tax Fraud?

    In certain situations, the evidence of tax fraud is unambiguous and compelling. These definitive signs are known as “firm indicators of fraud.” It’s essential to distinguish these from the preliminary “first indicators of fraud.” While the first indicator merely flags potential federal tax irregularities, a firm indicator signifies a concrete, case-specific determination of fraudulent tax activity. Upon recognizing a firm indicator of fraud, IRS agents are mandated to suspend their investigation immediately. If you’ve been in communication with an IRS agent who suddenly becomes unresponsive, there’s a heightened risk that what started as a civil tax violation could escalate into an exponentially more severe criminal tax investigation.

    Following this detection, the revenue agent or revenue officer, in consultation with a Fraud Technical Advisor (FTA), may either consult a Fraud Referral Specialist for guidance or directly refer the case to the IRS Criminal Investigations Division (IRS-CI) at their sole discretion. Even if your situation doesn’t progress to a criminal tax investigation by the IRS-CID, the subsequent proceedings will probably encompass civil tax fraud penalties. However, suppose the case warrants escalated attention due to its gravity. In that case, the revenue agent or revenue officer, acting in their investigative capacity, will initiate drafting a referral using Form 2797, labeled as the Referral Report of Potential Criminal Fraud Cases. Consequently, the consequences can be daunting if confronted with federal criminal tax allegations, from imprisonment, substantial penalties and fines, restitution, and accruing interest on unpaid taxes to supervised release post-incarceration.

    Worried About Unintentional Errors Leading to Criminal Charges?

    When confronted with a high-risk tax audit or an impending civil or criminal tax inquiry, a taxpayer’s actions and statements when interacting with an IRS agent can transform a simple tax mistake into a federal criminal tax nightmare. Considering Salt Lake City’s dynamic atmosphere, handling these federal tax matters alone or with the original tax preparer might be appealing. Yet, the risks associated are far too elevated to undertake this task without specialized dual-licensed civil and criminal defense Attorneys and CPAs. The reasons are as follows:

    Risks of Exposing Sensitive Information

    Your conversations with an accountant or tax preparer are not confidential. If summoned in a subsequent legal tax proceeding, they must reveal any incriminating information you disclosed. It’s also important to note that tax preparers under scrutiny often shift the blame onto their clients to safeguard their license, reputation, and livelihood.

    Lack of Legal Protection and Confidentiality

    Only an attorney-client relationship can provide the protection and confidentiality you need when handling a federal tax audit. The attorney-client privilege and the attorney work-product rule protect any admissions or disclosures you make while seeking legal advice.

    Superior Legal Proficiency

    A dual-licensed civil and criminal tax Attorney and CPA has the added advantage of being able to rope in consulting accountants, providing them with a derivative of the attorney-client privilege through a legal instrument known as a Kovel letter. This keeps your disclosed information confidential while leveraging the expertise of accountants. Plus, while accountants focus on accuracy, attorneys emphasize advocacy. A lawyer’s skills are more pertinent and compelling once matters progress to tax law questions and disputes. Our law firms employs Kovel accountants directly.

    Should you deal with complex federal civil or criminal tax issues, don’t hesitate to contact The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing. Our numerous, conveniently located satellite offices cater exclusively to these matters and are available by appointment only. With our exceptional experience, credentials, and long winning track record, you are investing in top-tier civil and criminal tax defense. As a cost-effective measure, we absorb all travel expenses, courtesy of our instrument-rated private pilot David W Klasing, who navigates a swift and economic Cirrus SR22. To benefit from our new half-day scheduling option without incurring travel expenses, call us at 800-681-1295 or fill out our 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) California-based satellite offices in Los AngelesSan BernardinoSanta BarbaraPanorama CityOxnardSan DiegoBakersfieldSan JoseSan FranciscoOaklandCarlsbad, and Sacramento. We also have unstaffed (conference room only) satellite offices in Las Vegas NevadaSalt Lake City UtahPhoenix Arizona & Albuquerque New MexicoAustin TexasWashington DCMiami Florida and New York New York that solely handle Federal & California Tax issues.

    Our appointment-only satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah, is conveniently located at:

    222 S Main St, 5th Floor,
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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    Main Office

    Orange County
    2601 Main St. Penthouse Suite
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 681-3502

    Our headquarters is located in Irvine, CA. Our beautiful 19,700 office space is staffed full-time and always available for our clients to meet with our highly qualified and experienced staff of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants and Enrolled Agents. We also offer virtual consultations and can travel to meet with clients in one of our satellite offices.

    Outside of our 4 hour initial consultation option, we do not charge travel time or travel expenses when traveling to one of our Satellite offices, or surrounding business districts, where it is necessary to meet personally with taxing authority personnel, make court appearances, or any in person meeting deemed necessary for the effective representation of a client. To make this as flexible, efficient, and convenient as possible, David W. Klasing is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and Utilizes the Firms Cirrus SR22 to service client’s in California and in the Southwest by air. Offices outside these areas are serviced via commercial jet airlines. None of these costs are charged to our clients.

    Satellite Offices

    (310) 492-5583
    (760) 338-7035
    (916) 290-6625
    (415) 287-6568
    (909) 991-7557
    (619) 780-2538
    (661) 432-1480
    (818) 935-6098
    (805) 200-4053
    (510) 764-1020
    (408) 643-0573
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    (602) 975-0296
    New Mexico
    (505) 206-5308
    New York
    (332) 224-8515
    (512) 828-6646
    Washington, DC
    (202) 918-9329
    (702) 997-6465
    (786) 999-8406
    (385) 501-5934