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October 21, 2013

Criminal Conviction Rate for Tax Evasion at High Point

When civil tax matters turn into criminal investigations, Nardone Law Group understands the significant impact of aggressive defense against criminal prosecution. New numbers from Criminal Investigation, the law enforcement arm of the Internal Revenue Service, prove the importance of vigorous criminal defense in tax controversies. In 2012, the IRS had a conviction rate of 93% in tax evasion cases. In a meeting earlier this year, NLG tax attorneys learned the significance of this number from Richard Weber, the Chief of Criminal Investigation. For more information about Criminal Investigation’s Annual Report, see the full Annual Report here.

The Internal Revenue Service has the highest conviction rate of all federal law enforcement agencies according to Mr. Weber. In the meeting, Mr. Weber indicated that the IRS’s criminal conviction rate hovered around 90% for a very long period of time. While there was only one year recently where the rate dipped below 90%, the 93% figure is a significant increase from prior years.

If you have concerns about criminal investigations for tax matters or need to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer for state or federal tax liabilities, you should contact Nardone Law Group. Nardone Law Group, a Columbus, Ohio law firm, has vast experience representing individuals in civil and criminal tax controversies. Contact us today for a consultation.

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October 21, 2013

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