IRS Tax Relief Attorney
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Tax Fraud Defense

Tampa Tax Fraud Defense Attorney

Representing Individuals and Businesses in Florida

Attorney Brian Loughrin is a dedicated fraud defense lawyer in Tampa with nearly 20+ years of experience in using hard-hitting defenses to protect taxpayers from tax fraud investigations and charges.

There are, in many instances, methods by which tax fraud can be defended and/or the proposed penalties lessened. But it is essential that Brian get to work on your case as early as possible, preferably when you first suspect you may be in tax trouble.

Contact Brian T. Loughrin Tax Attorney online or call (813) 517-8074 today to schedule a free consultation with a tax fraud defense attorney in Tampa.

What are “Badges of Fraud”?

There are many types of tax crimes and they are commonly detected in an IRS tax audit. Tax examiners are trained to look for and take note of indicators of fraudulent activity by a taxpayer.

These signs are called "badges of fraud" and include items such as:

  • Excessive dealing in cash
  • Destroying records
  • Failure to maintain adequate records
  • Not cooperating with tax examiners or other IRS personnel
  • Hiding assets
  • Filing a false return and many more

What are the Consequences for Tax Fraud?

When a tax examiner finds you have been guilty of improper activity, the normal action is to assess you a civil penalty, such as 75% of the additional tax that the IRS says you owe. Your case may, however, be referred to IRS's Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

In most cases, you will not be informed that you are being investigated until the IRS is ready to bring charges.If you are found guilty of a tax fraud crime, you may be imprisoned for a period of many years and face fines into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The government must prove that your actions were done willfully. This can be very difficult to establish and can be the weak link in the case against you. It is, therefore, a primary point that we work to attack while striving to prove that your actions were not with the intent to defraud.

Get a Free Consultation with a Tampa Tax Fraud Lawyer

In nearly all cases, the best defense comes very early on in your tax situation. Most CID investigations originate with referrals from tax examiners and if our office can represent you from the start, we work tirelessly to reduce the chances that an examiner will see anything that would cause them to want to investigate further. Don't wait to reach out to Brian T. Loughrin Tax Attorney for a free case review with an experienced Tampa tax fraud lawyer.

Contact a Tampa tax fraud defense attorney to learn how to prevent and defend tax fraud charges by the IRS. Free consultation.

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  • “Brian was able to guide me through a very difficult situation, handle all my problems with the IRS and and answers all questions and concerns.”

    - FH
  • “I am VERY satisfied with the job Brian did and would recommend him to ANYONE with IRS problems.”

    - Gerald McCoy
  • “We are extremely grateful and so happy that we chose him to represent us. We now consider Brian a good friend.”

    - Joe and Michele
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    Brian T. Loughrin

    Tax Relief Lawyer

    Brian Loughrin is an experienced and knowledgeable tax attorney* who has represented clients for nearly 20+ years. His particular expertise in the area of IRS tax law coupled with his unique dedication to his clients' property rights have enabled him to secure successful results in numerous cases. His admission before the United States Tax Court (and US Supreme Court) allows him to see your tax matter thru to the highest levels as may be necessary. No matter the particular circumstances of your ...
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    Enrolled Agent

    As an Enrolled Agent, Shelley is federally authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS for tax issues including audits, collections, and appeals. An Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS and is recognized in all 50 U.S. states. Shelley also has a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!). Shelley says the transition from healthcare to tax controversy was a natural one as both rely heavily on helping people. In her ...

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