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Wisconsin Businessman Faces Prison After Pleading Guilty to Filing False Returns

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    According to a Department of Justice press release, a Wisconsin businessman recently pleaded guilty to intentionally filing false tax returns for his business. This story is an example of taxpayers thinking they can slip by criminal tax detection by federal tax authorities. In reality, the penalty for being caught is far more than whatever ill-gotten savings came as a result from the illegal behavior. If you have failed to file a tax return for one or more years, or have taken a position on a tax return that could not be supported upon an examination, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced tax defense attorney to determine your options to come into compliance before (and without) facing criminal tax prosecution.

    Defendant Failed to Include More Than $350,000 in Income on Tax Returns

    A Milwaukee-based businessman, Qasim Khan, admitted to deliberately submitting fraudulent tax returns in federal court today. Khan, who owns and operates a consulting firm called Global Focus Partners LLC, has been pivotal in forging business contracts between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and various businesses located in the U.S. and globally. Despite reporting his income from American-based firms for the years 2015 to 2017, Khan failed to declare more than $350,000 in earnings from foreign entities in the UK and Saudi Arabia. This consistent concealment of foreign-sourced income led to a calculated tax loss of roughly $127,306 to the IRS.

    Khan’s sentencing is set to take place on August 15, 2023. He is looking at a potential maximum of three years in prison. In addition to his prison term, Khan could also face a stretch of supervised release, be ordered to make restitution, and may be subject to additional financial penalties. His case serves as a poignant reminder of the serious consequences of fraudulent tax reporting.

    Getting Right with the Government with the Assistance of a Tax Attorney to Avoid Criminal Tax Prosecution

    Many taxpayers mistakenly believe that their filing of a false tax return will go undetected by state or federal tax authorities. But the truth of the matter is that tax agencies (including the IRS) have become incredibly tech-savvy. Through the use of complex data analysis, IRS agents can identify instances of potential criminal tax activity with the press of a key. The good news is that for taxpayers who have filed a false tax return or who have failed to file a tax return when required, there are still strategies, methods, and programs to come back into compliance while minimizing the potential for a life-altering criminal tax prosecution. Working with a seasoned tax defense attorney will help ensure that you take the necessary steps to ensure your physical and financial freedom while getting right with the government.

    If you have failed to file a tax return for one or more years or have taken a position on a tax return that could not be supported upon an IRS or state tax authority audit, eggshell audit, reverse eggshell audit, or criminal tax investigation, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced tax defense attorney to determine your best route back into federal or state tax compliance without facing criminal prosecution.

    Note: 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. 

    It is imperative that you hire an experienced and reputable criminal tax defense attorney to take you through the voluntary disclosure process. Only an Attorney has the Attorney Client Privilege and Work Product Privileges that will prevent the very professional that you hire from being 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 in itself). Only an Attorney trained in Criminal Tax Defense fully understands 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, KovelCPAs and EAs, our firm provides a one stop shop to efficiently achieve the optimal and predictable results that simultaneously protect your liberty and your net worth. See our Testimonials to see what our clients have to say about us!

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