The Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS is very similar to other Federal law enforcement agencies in many respects.
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The Department of Justice Criminal Tax Division has the ultimate authority to review and prosecute criminal tax cases.
Identity theft is a serious crime and of increased concern in recent years. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s personal information, such as name or Social Security Number (SSN), without permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
Tax attorneys may be called upon to help clients if they are victims of identity theft such as refund theft. Identity theft is a relatively new crime, but it is widespread and potentially very damaging to taxpayers.
If a special agent in a tax crime investigation issues a summons which is ignored, the Criminal Investigation Division may institute an enforcement action against the summonsed party. The U.S.
As a defense attorney, you should always be forthright in dealing with government personnel while your client is under investigation for tax crimes.
As a Tax Lawyer representing clients in a criminal tax investigation, one of the most important defense strategies is knowing when to cooperate with an IRS special agent and when to refuse cooperation.