False Statements & False Claims

Making False Claims

If you are under investigation by the IRS, facing or already are being audited by the IRS, one of the most serious charges that can be is that you have made one or more “false claims” on your return. For an individual or business this is a very serious matter. A criminal conviction of making a “false, fictitious or fraudulent claim” can ruin an individual or business owner’s reputation. A licensed professional such as lawyer or doctor could lose their license and their livelihood. If you have been accused of making false claims you need to speak to seasoned tax audit lawyer Andrew Gordon at Gordon Law Group.

I have been helping my clients personally as a tax attorney for many years. While I often employ the helped of skilled professionals for research and administrative assistance, I work with each client personally and I prepare every document myself. I make every call that needs to be made and represent you every step of the way until your tax matter is resolved. I understand the high stakes that are involved and what tactics the IRS uses to attempt to intimidate and scare a taxpayer. I am thoroughly familiar with the tax codes and law and I have been successfully representing my clients in tax court for over three decades.

False claims or statements on a tax return, whether minor or major, can bring IRS criminal charges brought against you. Whether or not you have or have not made a false claim or such claims were made with or without your knowledge will make no difference. You need a skilled and aggressive tax audit lawyer to represent you and to protect your rights. As with any criminal investigation or where criminal charges have been made you must not make any sort of statements, provide any information or explanations without your personal legal representative being present. As your attorney, I will handle all communications with the IRS including those with your tax auditor, IRS special agents or other representatives. Call me at my offices as soon as possible and I can answer your questions and advise you on your best legal options.

What should I do if I’m suspected of making false statements?

Making false statements to the IRS is a crime whether it is done in a tax return, affidavit, claim or other document and whether or not fraud is involved. If you are found guilty, you can be punished with up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. If you are contact by an IRS Special Agent, this indicates you are under criminal investigation. The same applies if your bank notified you that the US Attorney’s Office or Criminal Investigation Division has requested copies of your bank records.

If you find yourself in this situation, it is very important that you contact a tax audit attorney immediately and do not discuss your case with the IRS before doing so. If you are being subjected to a routine audit in which you feel there is suspicion of false statements, legal representation is again an urgent matter. A Revenue Agent can refer you to the Criminal Investigation division if he or she suspects you of criminal wrongdoing.

In my experience addressing such matters and representing clients in thousands of tax audit cases, I, Andrew Gordon, have become incredibly adept at liaising with the IRS. The correct approach to the IRS agents and investigation means everything, as does a thorough understanding of the tax laws. Another factor which makes retaining the services of an attorney absolutely vital is the matter or attorney-client privilege. While there are certain confidentiality privileges between individuals and their accountants or certain other tax professionals, these do not apply in criminal matters. Anything you discuss with me regarding your case or investigation is, however, entirely confidential. I can represent you competently and energetically and defend your rights in pursuit of a positive outcome.