Tax Crimes

Massachusetts Tax Crimes Lawyer

In most tax controversies, the IRS may only be seeking to collect outstanding taxes and interest and to impose some civil penalties. However, in some cases, criminal prosecutions can result from tax audits. Under federal law, there are several tax crimes which can carry serious punishments. Tax evasion is a felony proscribed by Title 26, section 7201. Another felony is willful failure to collect, account or pay for a tax, which is governed by section 7202. Under section 7203, willful failure to file returns, keep required records, or pay a tax is a misdemeanor. Willful filing of a false or fraudulent document is also a misdemeanor, and this crime is governed by section 7207. At the state level, Massachusetts General Laws chapter 62C section 73 sets forth the penalties for tax evasion and failure to collect or pay taxes. Massachusetts tax evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and/or up to 5 years in prison.

Experienced Defense Attorney

Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. is a Massachusetts criminal defense attorney with substantial experience defending those accused of all types of crimes, including tax crimes. While tax crimes may traditionally be considered “white collar” crimes, persons from all walks of life find themselves accused of tax evasion and other offenses. Attorney Wheeler, with more than 30 years of experience defending persons accused of white collar and federal crimes, has access to a team of financial and tax experts who assist him in building winning defenses. He is well known in both federal and Massachusetts courts for his aggressive representation. If you have been charged or think that you are under investigation for a tax crime, such as tax evasion or tax fraud, speak with Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. today.

Law Offices of Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. (617) 973 5858

The Law Offices of Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. is a Boston-based practice focusing exclusively on criminal defense. Attorney Wheeler’s expertise in criminal matters is extensive. To speak with Attorney Wheeler about any criminal charge, call his office at (617) 973 5858 or send him an e-mail today. You can reach Attorney Wheeler’s office at any time, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Attorney Wheeler will help you to gain an understanding of your rights and options, and after speaking with him, you will understand why he is considered a top Massachusetts criminal lawyer. He represents persons accused of the following tax offenses (and all other crimes) in courts at both the federal and Massachusetts levels:

  • Tax evasion
  • Tax fraud
  • Willful failure to collect, account, or pay for a tax
  • Willful failure to file tax returns
  • Willful failure to keep required records
  • Willful filing of a false or fraudulent document