Civil Tax Fraud Cases

Avoiding Heavy Tax Fraud Penalties

Being accused of committing tax fraud can have severe repercussions, even if you face no criminal charges. In both federal and California cases, civil penalties for tax fraud add an additional 75% to what the taxpayer originally owed. Allegations of accuracy-related negligence or substantial understatement of income can carry penalties of 20% of the original amount owed.

For example, unpaid taxes amounting to $100,000 could have a corresponding fraud penalty of $75,000. When interest and accruing penalties are added, you could end up owing more than twice the original debt.

My name is Thomas J. Fernandez, and I offer experienced defense in civil tax fraud cases. I was an IRS senior trial attorney before setting up my own tax law practice. I have an advanced law degree (LL.M.) in taxation, and I am committed to helping my clients avoid or minimize penalties, including civil tax fraud. I will work with you to protect your interests and reduce the potentially ruinous implications of a mistake.

If you are facing allegations of tax fraud by the IRS or a California taxing authority, contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez in Irvine, California, so we can discuss your options. I represent clients in Orange County and throughout all of California.

Tax Law Experience On Your Side

I use my extensive experience in tax law to protect the rights of individuals and businesses facing civil tax fraud or other penalty allegations, such as:

  • Tax evasion
  • Unfiled tax returns
  • Failure to file penalties
  • Failure to pay penalties
  • Filing an improper return
  • Accuracy-related negligence
  • Substantial understatement of income
  • Trust fund recovery penalty
  • Foreign Bank Account Reporting Penalties (FBAR)

What To Do If You Have Not Filed Tax Returns

If you have not filed tax returns for years and you are afraid of facing penalties, including tax fraud or tax evasion, it is essential to seek the help of an experienced tax lawyer who can provide aggressive and dependable representation.

Get The Legal Help You Need

You do not have to face tax collection agencies alone. I am here to protect your rights throughout the process. Contact my Irvine tax law offices online or by telephone at 949-783-9759 to schedule a consultation.