Not only are you an excellent attorney, but a good person who truly cared about me and always did your best to help me. I am so grateful for being given a second chance.—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn. His services were worth every dime. A highly personable, intelligent, and competent attorney, I would recommend Dave Shrager to my closest friends and family without hesitation.—RonDave knows the system better than any lawyer in Pittsburgh due to his family's local and long-standing practice, and it was evident in the positive manner in which the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers responded to Dave's arguments on my behalf.—JimI cannot say thank you enough to David Shrager for all his help today! If it were not for this guy, I would no longer have a job or drivers license. So thanks again Dave, you're the best!—BillI was in a bad place in my life...I was making bad decisions, which led to my having a really bad night and lots of legal trouble. I'm lucky I had Attorney David Shrager at my side. He helped guide me, with his legal expertise, through a very difficult time in my life.—Tamika
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Pennsylvania Tax Fraud Lawyer

If you have been charged with tax fraud or tax evasion or are under investigation for tax fraud in Pennsylvania, you are already immersed in an extremely stressful situation that could result in harsh consequences. The penalties in Pennsylvania for a tax fraud conviction are severe and you could be sentenced to prison for years on top of being forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines.

You may be under criminal and civil investigation by both the IRS and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue if you forgot to include a portion of your income or deducted a suspicious expense. Any small mistake or oversight can cause a huge headache and raise flags for the IRS.

But just because you are under investigation for a filing of your return or for the failure to file a return, does not mean that you are automatically guilty.

Even though the IRS and federal prosecutors will carefully investigate and audit every expenditure and purchase and invade your home or your office seeking documents and computer files, you are innocent until proven guilty. Many mistakes are simply human error, not intentional deceptions, and you should not have to spend time in jail or pay huge fines for a simple mistake.

If you think you are under investigation for tax fraud or tax evasion in Pennsylvania, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced and aggressive attorney right away about your situation. You need someone who will stand up for your rights to the prosecution and deliver a strong defense for your innocence, your good name and your freedom.

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PITTSBURGH TAX FRAUD ATTORNEY
FEDERAL & STATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Facing A Tax Fraud Investigation In Pennsylvania

Anyone can be charged with tax fraud or tax evasion, including accountants and CPAs, business executives and corporate officers, small business owners and individual taxpayers. It is important to note that tax fraud or tax evasion involves intentional wrongdoing; carelessness and mistakes do not mean you committed tax fraud.

Any of the following activity could raise red flags with the IRS or PA Department of Revenue and lead to a tax fraud or tax evasion investigation:

  • Not filing a tax return altogether
  • Filing a false or misleading tax return
  • Not reporting the full amount of income or understating income
  • Inconsistent behavior
  • Using tax shelters
  • Concealing assets
  • Failing to make estimated tax payments
  • Overestimating deductions or expenses / “Creative deductions”
  • Not reporting income earned internationally
  • Being an accomplice in preparing a false tax return
  • Not paying withholding tax / violating employer withholding requirements
  • Failing to collect employment taxes
  • Money laundering
  • Using cash
  • Not cooperating with tax authorities or making false statements to investigators
  • Engaging in illegal activities

If you are under investigation for tax fraud or tax evasion, it is imperative that you act quickly in order to counter the allegations. Call Pennsylvania Tax Fraud Attorney David Shrager for a free consultation. He will listen carefully to your circumstances and let you know how he can help in defending your rights.

You can text or call Attorney Shrager on his personal cell phone, 24/7. 412-969-2540.

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PITTSBURGH TAX FRAUD ATTORNEY
FEDERAL & STATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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What Happens If You Are Investigated with Tax Fraud in PA?

You may be investigated by both the United States IRS and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. If you are suspected of individual tax fraud or business tax fraud, the tax authorities may request an interview as part of their investigation.

Our tax fraud defense attorneys can help you prepare for this interview and work to stop the investigation before criminal tax fraud charges are filed.

Tax auditors look for deliberate misconduct, not simple human error and mistakes. Even so, what they see as willful wrongdoing could easily have been a mistake or oversight. In many cases, they will seek only for you to pay the taxes you owe, plus interest and penalties, and not turn your case over to prosecutors for a full criminal investigation. However, they could still impose a civil tax fraud penalty, which is equal to 75% of the tax owed, plus interest.

If the tax auditor determines that enough evidence has been found for a criminal investigation to be prosecuted and criminal charges to be filed, your case will be transferred to the prosecution. Prosecution will then be handled by the U.S. Justice Department and/or the PA Attorney General’s office.

Having an experienced Federal Attorney and an aggressive Pennsylvania fraud attorney working on your case is critical to defending your rights and freedom.

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A TAX FRAUD INVESTIGATION
DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE GUILTY
OR WILL BE CONVICTED

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Penalties for Tax Fraud

Depending on the severity of charges, you could be facing either a criminal felony or a criminal misdemeanor as well as civil penalties, including fines and restitution.

As an individual you can be fined up to $100,000 for a tax fraud conviction; a corporation can be fined up to $500,000. You could also be sent to federal prison for up to five years, as well as pay the prosecution costs.

In addition to tax fraud charges, you may also face other criminal charges, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case. Other charges could include fraud, forgery, falsifying business documents, grand larceny, theft and embezzlement charges.

With one’s quality of life and reputation at stake, it is imperative to choose a highly qualified, compassionate, aggressive and experienced PA tax fraud attorney who can help defend your liberties.

See Chapter 119 of the PA Tax Code for more information on the penalties associated with tax fraud by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

See the IRS website for more information on penalties associated with tax fraud.

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A TAX FRAUD INVESTIGATION
DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE GUILTY
OR WILL BE CONVICTED

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Pittsburgh Tax Fraud Attorneys Who Fight for Your Rights

In certain cases of tax fraud, you may be investigated before you are ever charged with a crime. If this is the case and you are under investigation for tax fraud, you should contact an attorney immediately. A lawyer can help you provide the information the tax investigators need to prove that your business is not deceptive or that an honest mistake was made.

Our Pittsburgh criminal attorneys have adept experience in the federal court system as well as in successfully winning cases through Pennsylvania courts. We are aggressive attorneys who provide the best possible legal counsel to all of our clients.

If you are under investigation for tax fraud or tax evasion, call our attorneys for a free legal consultation. Attorney David Shrager can be reached by phone or text message on his personal cell phone at 412-969-2540. 

At Shrager Defense Attorneys we do everything possible to attack your charges and fight for your rights.

Attorney David J. Shrager is an experienced attorney who thoroughly understands the rules and procedures of both the federal courts and courts in Pennsylvania. He is well respected among his peers and colleagues in the Pittsburgh legal community.

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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.