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Washington, D.C. Criminal Tax Defense Attorney

Washington, D.C. Criminal Tax Defense Attorney

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The Tax Law Offices of David Klasing

1200 G Street, NW, Suite 800,

Washington, D.C. 20005
Telephone: 1 (202) 918-9329

Washington, D.C., the heart of the United States, stands not only as a beacon of democracy and governance but also as a hub of intricate federal tax regulations. Amidst its iconic monuments, corridors of power, and the pulse of political activities, there's an underlying perception that some of its residents, not risk-averse, may tread dangerously close to the edges of complex federal tax laws.

Essential Insight on IRS Tactics in the Nation's Capital

In the epicenter of the nation's financial and political activities, understanding the depths of the IRS's civil and criminal tax regulations becomes paramount. A thorough grasp of the IRS's tax audit process and insights into the Criminal Investigation Division's (CID) covert investigation techniques is indispensable. In a city where every transaction is meticulously examined, adopting a proactive stance, especially during high-risk federal tax audits that might escalate into eggshell or reverse eggshell situations, is crucial.

At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, our team of dual-licensed civil and criminal tax defense Attorneys and CPAs in Washington, D.C., adopts a forward-thinking approach. We aim to address and neutralize potentially volatile federal tax audits or the exponentially more severe CID tax investigations before they burgeon into criminal tax prosecutions. This preemptive strategy is meticulously crafted to shield our clients from the severe repercussions that accompany an indictment and to safeguard them from the life-altering consequences of such legal confrontations.

The IRS's Digital-First Vision: Intentional Tax Evasion and the Road to Criminal Tax Prosecution

In April 2023, the IRS announced an ambitious $80 billion plan, signaling a transformative approach to federal tax collection and enforcement. This initiative, part of a broader strategy to recover uncollected tax revenues, is designed to address pressing national concerns, such as climate change and the affordability of prescription drugs.

Central to this transformation is the IRS's aspiration to become a "digital first" entity, offering unparalleled service to American taxpayers. With advanced machine-learning technology and data analytics integration, the IRS is poised to efficiently identify and pursue intentional/fraudulent tax evaders. It isn't merely a technological upgrade; it's a strategic overhaul aimed at zeroing in on fraudulent tax evaders with laser precision.

This revamped strategy intensifies the spotlight on federal tax non-compliance for residents of Washington, D.C., and the entire nation. The IRS's renewed focus on detecting intentional/fraudulent tax evasion means that the margin for error has drastically narrowed. Large corporations, affluent investors, and even individual taxpayers must be vigilant, understanding that intentional discrepancies or fraudulent activities in their tax filings can swiftly attract the IRS's attention.

In this context, the specter of criminal tax defense looms large. With the IRS's enhanced capabilities, intentional or fraudulent tax evasion can quickly escalate from a mere oversight to a full-blown criminal tax investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). If not addressed promptly and expertly, such investigations can lead to criminal tax prosecution with severe repercussions. Furthermore, the IRS will hire more revenue agents and tax attorneys to help audit complex business partnerships and corporations. If you suspect you might have committed an error on your tax returns, you should consider making a voluntary disclosure to avoid criminal prosecution.

Introducing the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing

The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, focusing on high-risk civil and criminal federal tax controversies, is here to offer its focused experience and long track record of success in the heart of the nation's capital. Boasting a blend of experienced Dual Licensed Criminal Tax Defense Attorneys and CPAs, our office is uniquely equipped to guide Washington, D.C., residents and businesses through the labyrinth of federal civil and criminal tax exposure intricacies.

With a stellar "A+" rating from the Better Business Bureau and a perfect 10.0 from AVVODavid W. Klasing's dedication to premier Civil and Criminal Tax Defense Representation is unwavering. Our firm isn't just another legal service provider. Instead, it is a beacon of federal tax defense proficiency in a city that demands excellence. We boast an impressive history of successes, steered by one of the country's most exceptionally trained tax professionals. In a nation where over a million attorneys and more than half a million CPAs operate, only around 24,000 professionals hold both licenses. And even amongst them, merely about 3,000 have the added distinction of having earned a Master's in Taxation. David W. Klasing belongs to this elite subset, employing his unmatched education and experience to fiercely advocate for our clients in their civil and criminal tax defense challenges. Additionally, in a city where policy decisions can influence national tax laws, we always keep a mix of civil and potentially criminal tax controversies going simultaneously to keep the IRS guessing.

As long as a taxpayer that has willfully committed tax crimes (potentially including non-filed foreign information returns coupled with affirmative evasion of U.S. income tax on offshore income) self-reports the tax fraud (including a pattern of non-filed returns) through a domestic or offshore voluntary disclosure before the IRS has started an audit or criminal tax investigation/prosecution, the taxpayer can ordinarily be successfully brought back into tax compliance and receive a nearly guaranteed pass on criminal tax prosecution and simultaneously often receive a break on the civil penalties that would otherwise apply.

Hiring our experienced and reputable criminal tax defense attorneys to take you through the voluntary disclosure process would be wise. Our attorneys offer you the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Privileges that will prevent the very professional that you hire from potentially being forced to become a witness against you, especially where they prepared the returns that need to be amended in a subsequent criminal tax audit, investigation or prosecution.

Moreover, only an Attorney can enter you into a voluntary disclosure without engaging in the unauthorized practice of law (a crime itself). As dual-licensed Criminal Tax Defense Attorneys and CPAs, we fully understand the risks and rewards involved in voluntary disclosures and how to protect you if you do not qualify for a voluntary disclosure.

As uniquely qualified and extensively experienced Criminal Tax Defense Tax Attorneys & Kovel CPAs, our firm provides a one-stop shop to efficiently achieve the optimal and predictable results that simultaneously protect your liberty and net worthSee our Testimonials to see what our clients have to say about us! Depending on the circumstances of the federal tax violation, voluntary disclosure may do more harm than good if not handled correctly. Never attempt to engage in the voluntary disclosure process without hiring a seasoned dual licensed Criminal Tax Defense Attorney & CPA by your side.

David's proven proficiency is now available in Washington, D.C., at our appointment-only satellite office, providing both legal and tax services in one place—at a single hourly billing rate. Recognizing the fast-paced nature of D.C., we have introduced a flexible scheduling option where our clients can reserve a four-hour slot at any of our satellite locations. David W. Klasing, an instrument-rated private pilot, 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 bill. In a city where time is of the essence and decisions can shape the nation's future, we ensure our clients receive timely and expert advice. Call us at 800-681-1295 or complete our online contact form today.

How Long Do Criminal Tax Investigations Take?

Lengthy Investigations: The IRS is known for its systematic approach, leading to its criminal tax investigations often being highly intensive. Furnished with a wealth of resources, the IRS's Criminal Investigation Division (CID) agents delve deeply, often becoming personally vested in the outcome of the case;

The objective of Gathering Evidence: The primary motivation behind a criminal tax investigation is to amass evidence robust enough to charge someone with federal criminal tax violations, ensuring a successful conviction. Recognizing the detrimental impact of presenting a case with inadequate evidence, CID agents meticulously sift through all available data. They are driven by the deterrent effect charging someone with criminal tax violations has on others while ensuring a formidable case for federal tax prosecutors;

Wide-ranging Evidence Sources: Financial documents like records and bank statements serve as foundational evidence sources. However, the IRS doesn't limit itself to these. CID agents frequently engage with potential witnesses, from professional associates and employees to acquaintances, friends, and family. Unearthing new details might lead CID agents to revisit these witnesses multiple times, thereby extending the investigation's duration;

Diving into the Past: The period of the suspected non-compliance significantly influences how long a CID criminal investigation lasts. CID agents, when identifying a potential pattern of tax evasion, might meticulously look into records from many years ago. The deeper they venture into history, the more arduous the evidence-gathering process, potentially stretching out the tax probe's duration;

Inherent Unpredictability: Every IRS criminal tax investigation is distinct, swayed by multiple factors such as specific case details, the CID agent overseeing, and the subject of the probe. Given this inherent unpredictability, seeking guidance from a dual-licensed Civil and Criminal Tax Defense Attorney & CPA becomes crucial. Their insight is invaluable when navigating the intricacies of such criminal tax investigations.

What Are the Consequences of Intentional Tax Evasion in Washington, D.C.?

Yes, intentional tax evasion can lead to imprisonment. The government must prove willful tax evasion to convict someone of a federal tax crime. Honest mistakes won't warrant criminal tax penalties, but intentional disregard can lead to severe tax repercussions. The recent enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), introducing a series of regulations known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AML), has further intensified the scrutiny of financial transactions, especially those that may have federal tax implications.

Key Provisions of The Anti-Money Laundering Act and Their Implications for Taxpayers in D.C.

  1. Expanded Authority for U.S. Government Subpoenas: The AML has streamlined the process for the U.S. government to request records from foreign financial institutions. For D.C. residents and businesses with foreign bank accounts, this means increased transparency and potential scrutiny of their financial dealings, especially if there's suspicion of intentional tax evasion;
  2. Heightened Penalties for Banking Secrecy Act Violations: The AML has reinforced the penalties for those intentionally providing deceptive information to financial institutions. For taxpayers in Washington, D.C., this underscores the importance of accurate tax reporting and the potential criminal implications of tax evasion;
  3. Inclusion of Cryptocurrency in the Banking Secrecy Act: With D.C. being a hub for tech and innovation, many residents and businesses deal in cryptocurrencies. The AML's provisions mean that transactions in cryptocurrencies might come under the IRS's radar, primarily if they're used to hide taxable income;
  4. Reporting Requirement for Beneficial Owners: Companies in D.C. must now provide information about their "beneficial owners" to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). This increased transparency can have implications for tax reporting and potential criminal tax investigations if intentional tax discrepancies are found;
  5. Enhanced Protections for Whistleblowers: While this provision protects those reporting financial misconduct, it also means that businesses and individuals in D.C. need to be even more diligent in their tax practices, as the chances of reported malpractices have increased.

What Potential Penalties Could I Face for Tax Crimes?

  • Fines: Significant monetary fines based on factors like the amount of taxes evaded;
  • Restitution: Reimbursing the government for taxes owed, including interest and penalties;
  • Civil Penalties: Monetary fines distinct from criminal penalties, enforcing tax law compliance;
  • Asset Forfeiture: Seizure of assets like bank accounts or property connected to the tax crime;
  • Probation: Compliance with conditions like reporting to a probation officer or payment of federal taxes owed;
  • Loss of Professional Licenses: Professionals like accountants may lose their licenses, restricting them from working in their relevant fields;
  • Damage to Reputation: Convictions can impact personal and professional relationships, leading to social stigmas.

Call Our Dual-Licensed Civil and Criminal Tax Defense Lawyers & CPAs To Address Your Tax Exposure Issues

David's proven proficiency is now available in Washington, D.C., at our appointment-only satellite 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 FranciscoOaklandCarlsbad, SacramentoLas Vegas, NevadaSalt Lake City, UtahPhoenix, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. We also have virtual offices in New York, New York; Austin, Texas; and Miami, Florida;

Our Washington, D.C. (Virtual) office is conveniently located at:

1200 G Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20005

1 (202) 918-9329

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