IRS Tax evasion is a serious tax breach. If the IRS considers that you have dealt with fraudulent or undisclosed tax, IRS may issue a substantial fine and penalty against you and initiate a criminal investigation.
IRS tax evasion is a big deal to IRS. Irrespective of whether there are criminal penalties or criminal tax evasion, IRS has the ability to issue extensive fines and penalties against any individual they find guilty or guilty of committing tax evasion or tax fraud.
Only the monetary sanctions can be staggering (not to mention loss of freedom). It is therefore important to note that if you think you have already committed a tax breach, you should carefully consider your options.
If the IRS is already investigating you, you may not even know it. This is especially true during the investigation phases, as the IRS agents will not tell you that the investigation will take place until later in the process.
What is usually going to happen is that after the IRS has made the initial assessment that you think you may have acted in a criminal way in order to avoid, two (2) IRS criminals will be assigned your case.
When they introduce themselves to you, they have already completed the initial phases of the survey and believe they have sufficient evidence - or will be able to retrieve it.
Here are some methods that IRS uses to get your financial information without you knowing it:
They speak with your CPA
Unfortunately, CPA often does not tell a client that there is no attorneys right with CPA. The privilege between a CPA and a client is limited, and the privilege does not extend to criminal investigations.
This is a major issue in situations where the customer may have performed himself crime, as CPA can not claim the same confidentiality privilege as a lawyer can.
Therefore, IRS sometimes comes to visit your CPA and record communication with CPA with questions about what the CPA knows about your criminal or potential criminal injuries.
In addition, they will usually also tell the CPA not to talk to you about the case, and therefore you can not be the one who is wiser.
They visit your bank
Usually the money track returns to your personal bank account in one form or another. Even if it travels to your business account, your spouses bank account or another third party must start the hike somewhere.
The IRS may have already seen you on the bank. They then visit the bank manager and other staff to get a better understanding of what your banking habits are.
Technically, if the bank manager is not convicted, he or she may not have to speak with the IRS or leave any documents or other information, but you may better believe that when the IRS shows up the pressure and visits your bank manager unannounced (unless you have seven digits as sitting in the bank), your well-being may be the last problem with the bank managers mind.
They may be decreasing
This is not uncommon. In fact, IRS agents often follow people who suspect they commit tax fraud to see who they are visiting. Do you visit the bank? Are you going to meet with a lawyer?
A tactic that IRS uses is this: IRS specialist brokers will approach you unannounced. Either in your house, workplace, lunch date, health club, etc. They can not be too scary at the time and just let them know they want to talk to you about something.
Then they will see how you move in response to their introduction. They look to see who you call, who you visit and other behaviors in response to their first communication with you.
They charge / receive your bank account
An important reason why IRS uses this tactic is that if they lock down your account (even if it has a low balance), they know you do not want to continue banking at that institution. They want to see where you move your money and / or how to access the money.
This becomes a more worry when you move money to someone else. It leads IRS directly to potential accomplices - as well as giving them a roadmap for how to access / move money.
The IRS goal is to stay a few steps ahead of you during these surveys. If you think you may have done something wrong in the past that involve your taxes and your conscience will be better off you or if you have a general suspicion that something happens, you might want to consider contacting a lawyer.