Harrisburg Tax Crimes Attorneys
Scaringi Law, offers a unique blend of legal services to individuals and businesses who are facing civil or criminal tax problems. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of your tax issues, at every stage in the civil or criminal process.
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Many criminal tax matters are referred for prosecution after several months of unsuccessful civil collection or notice efforts by the IRS or the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Our lawyers can often keep a case about to go criminal in the civil collection system if we're engaged early enough to avoid prosecution.
On the civil side of our practice, our tax attorneys assist clients who are struggling to pay their taxes. They will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs and resolves your tax problems. This may include negotiating a payment plan, an offer in compromise or seeking a waiver of penalties and interest with the IRS or Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
If you continue to fail to remit taxes, the civil tax section of the IRS or Department of Revenue could refer your case to the Attorney General's office for prosecution. At this point, attorney Marc Scaringi can protect your interests inside and outside of the courtroom. Attorney Scaringi served for six years as the Executive Assistant to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. This inside knowledge provides him with insight into resolving his clients' tax crime cases.
Contact us in Harrisburg or Newport to ask about free consults about your state or federal defense options.
Criminal Tax Matters
We advise and represent defendants across the spectrum of state and federal tax crimes:
- Failure to file income tax or sales tax returns
- Failure to pay taxes
- Tax fraud or tax evasion, usually through underreported income
- Failure to pay business trust fund taxes for employee withholding taxes and employer contributions
Other criminal tax cases relate to broader fraud, corruption or money laundering cases against individuals and corporations, and might even reflect supplemental charges after an original indictment or criminal information.
Small-business owners not only need to be careful about the criminal consequences of tax problems but also must consider the personal liability that can result from nonpayment of payroll or sales taxes.
In fact, many clients who face criminal tax charges operate small businesses in contracting, retail, landscaping, construction, home improvements or restaurants. Depending on the details of the case, we can work toward a successful resolution of criminal charges after tax returns are brought current and past-due taxes are being paid.
The sooner we become involved in your tax case, the more options we'll have for resolving the matter on favorable terms.
For a consultation with a Harrisburg tax crimes attorney who can advise you about the best ways to approach a potential or actual tax crime problem, contact an attorney at Scaringi Law, in Harrisburg or Newport.