Baltimore Tax & Accounting Fraud Defense Lawyers

In recent years, the IRS and plaintiff’s attorneys have increased their efforts to identify and prosecute individuals and businesses engaging in accounting fraud and tax evasion.

The Baltimore tax fraud defense lawyers at Nathans & Biddle LLP use their extensive knowledge of criminal accounting and tax crimes to protect client interests at every stage of the case. Our firm's formidable white collar defense practice routinely challenges individuals, businesses and the IRS in criminal accounting and tax fraud matters.

Call (410) 783-0272 for a discrete consultation regarding the details of your case.

Building a Defense Against Accounting Fraud Charges & Kovel Accountants

If you are involved in an accounting fraud case or a criminal tax fraud investigation or prosecution, it is vital that you hire an attorney who can retain a forensic accountant and other financial experts on your behalf. Any accountant you retain directly can testify against you in court and can be compelled to turn over any documents related to the case. There is no confidentiality privilege between a client and his or her accountant.

On the other hand, under the principles developed in a seminal case, U.S. v. Kovel, any experts retained by your attorney to provide legal assistance are covered by the attorney-client privilege. Our firm has established relationships with financial experts whose advice can be used to launch robust and comprehensive accounting fraud and tax evasion defenses.

Accounting fraud cases are varied and can include:

  • Affordable Housing Tax Credits
  • Inaccurate tax returns
  • Tax evasion
  • False supporting documents
  • Failure to pay taxes
  • Failure to file required tax returns
  • Misuse of funds
  • Under reporting of assets
  • Overvaluing assets
  • Misrepresenting expenses
  • Improper deductions

In light of our decades of experience, we can offer clients comprehensive white collar criminal defense at every stage of a case until all appeals have been exhausted.

Civil Tax Fraud Penalties

In carrying out investigations, the IRS is primarily concerned with collecting back taxes, interest, and penalties. In some cases, however, the IRS imposes civil tax fraud penalties which can be up to 75 percent of your tax bill. Often, a civil tax fraud penalty is accompanied by an IRS criminal investigation or prosecution. Tax evasion is among the leading triggers of IRS criminal prosecutions and investigations.

Our attorneys know how to defend criminal accounting and criminal tax crimes.

We assist clients with a variety of tax matters, including:

  • Affordable Housing Tax Credits
  • Inaccurate tax returns
  • Tax evasion
  • False supporting documents
  • Failure to pay taxes
  • Failure to file required tax returns

For a confidential view of your case, contact the Baltimore white collar defense attorneys at Nathans & Biddle LLP.

Top Tier Firm Devoted to Complex Cases

  • Leadership Positions

    Members of our firm have held leadership positions, including Chair of the American Bar Association White Collar Subcommittee on Federal Sentencing & the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Forfeiture.

  • Knowledge & Experience

    Over 75 years of combined experience and insights into complex federal and white collar criminal defense.

  • Honors & Accolades

    Larry Allen Nathans was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Best Criminal Defense Attorney for Maryland in 2015 & Best Lawyers in America® for 2008-2017.

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