Tax Crimes


Assisting clients throughout the NYC area

Have you been audited by the IRS? Are you having tax problems? If so, it is in your best interests to speak with a knowledgeable tax crime defense attorney as soon as possible. The New York lawyers at the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo provide immediate and effective representation to individuals who face penalties for various types of tax fraud and evasion. Our lawyers can promptly review your case and provide you with trustworthy advice on the best way for you to move forward.

NYC attorneys can help you with tax fraud and other types of tax crimes

Since 1994, the attorneys at Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo have defended clients in New York against charges for misdemeanor, felony and federal offenses. As a result, the firm is fully aware of the stress and frustration you are experiencing if you are being investigated for any of the tax crimes listed below:

  • Tax evasion
  • Failure to pay taxes
  • Failure to file tax returns
  • Falsifying tax returns
  • Making false or fraudulent statements

Whether you as an individual are charged with a tax crime or your business is charged with a tax crime, it is essential that you consult with a competent NYC attorney. The lawyers at Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo can analyze the facts of the case against you and develop a concise and solid defense strategy for you.

Defending against tax crimes

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo can protect your rights and provide you with experienced guidance regarding the following aspects of defending against a tax crime allegation in New York:

  • Pleading Requirements: 

    Tax evasion falls into two categories: willful attempts to evade the assessment of a tax and willful attempts to evade the payment of a tax. Evasion of a tax assessment most often occurs when someone files a false tax return that either fails to report income or claims deductions to which the filer is not entitled. Evasion of a tax payment most often results from the deliberate concealment of monies that could be collected by the IRS. In both cases, the prosecution must prove that payment evasion was willful.

  • Discovery issues: 

    Discovery in tax crime cases in NY almost always focuses on complex financial audits. It is important to retain attorneys who are familiar with this unique type of practice and who have good working relationships with other tax professionals whose assistance is required to put forth an effective defense.

  • Key witnesses:

    Just about every tax crimes case requires the assistance of expert tax professionals. The prosecution can be expected to proffer testimony from government tax experts and thus it is essential for the defense to hire equally qualified and competent tax accountants.

Trusted tax crime defense lawyers serving NYC

Throughout New York, the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo is known for being one of the most trusted criminal defense law firms. Call today at 212-227-8877 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at the firm.