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Tax Fraud Defense Attorneys in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Tax Fraud DefenseJohn Caudill Attorney at Law knows that when any of our fellow Kentucky residents are the subject of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) investigation, their lives are placed on hold until the matter is resolved.

Unfortunately, going it alone is not the best approach. The sheer complexity of these cases, and the resources available to the state and federal government, can leave their bank accounts frozen, and their assets on the way to being liquidated before they get to defend the allegations of tax fraud, evasion, avoidance, or other white-collar crime allegations.

Our Bowling Green and Owensboro tax fraud defense lawyer understands the severity of an IRS investigation and is committed to helping our clients avoid the penalties associated with these charges — including potential jail time.

If you are facing tax fraud charges, you must act quickly to protect yourself from intimidation by the IRS. The federal government is not simply going to take your word for what they deem as tax fraud as being a mistake. We can help. You have rights and are entitled to an aggressive defense strategy that is customized to meet your needs. Let’s get started.

What is Tax Fraud?

The Uniform Civil Penalty Act punishes tax evasion where a taxpayer purposefully avoids paying or underpaying taxes on their income, properties, funds, or any other type of wealth or taxable good and service.

Essentially, tax fraud occurs when an individual or business entity willfully and intentionally falsifies information on a tax return to limit the amount of tax liability.

For individuals, this may include:

  • Deliberately failed to report all income received.
  • Failing to pay estimated taxes or keep records.
  • Failure to file tax returns.
  • Falsely claiming tax deductions or tax credits
  • Fraud and tax evasion.
  • Prepared and filed a false return.
  • Willfully concealing offshore bank accounts.

For businesses, this may include:

  • Fail to report and pay any withheld payroll taxes.
  • Fail to withhold federal income tax or FICA taxes from employee paychecks.
  • Hire an outside payroll service that does not turn over funds to the IRS.
  • Knowingly failing to file payroll tax reports.
  • Purposely fail to report some or all cash payments made to employees.

Our Kentucky tax fraud defense attorney represents individuals and businesses who are facing significant challenges from the DOR or IRS, so they are not left facing intimidating government officials on their own. If the state or federal government is threatening you with tax fraud penalties, contact us today to learn how we can help protect your rights going forward.

What are the Penalties in Tax Fraud Cases?

In Kentucky, the penalties for tax fraud vary depending on how much is owed, for how much time, and to which agency — the IRS or the DOR.

Common penalties may include jail time, restitution, fines and penalties, and future financial oversight.

White collar crimes like tax fraud, credit card fraud, insider trading, and fraud against the government are harshly punished and are often pursued by federal prosecutors called U.S. Attorneys. If your tax fraud charges are being pursued at a federal level, you will need an experienced attorney to help you navigate your complex legal journey to achieve the best outcome.

Our Warren County tax fraud defense lawyer, John Caudill, is the only former Federal Prosecutor in Western and South-Central Kentucky.

Over the past 30 years, John has prosecuted and defended hundreds of people and companies during both complex state and federal tax fraud cases that required a precise legal strategy — from preparation to trial — to pursue and secure real results for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you face your tax fraud case with confidence.

Let us help you pursue the best outcome, just as we have for hundreds of clients before you.

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Contact Our Dedicated Tax Fraud Defense Lawyer in Bowling Green, Kentucky Today

John Caudill Attorney at Law offers aggressive defense strategies and trusted legal representation to individuals throughout the Bowling Green area and surrounding communities, including Owensboro, Franklin, Scottsville, Hartford, and Morgantown. Our law firm has a stellar reputation for pressing both the local and federal governments to prove our clients are guilty by preparing the best defense strategies available for each case we manage.

If you are being investigated for a financial crime in Kentucky, contact our trusted tax fraud defense attorney in Warren County today by calling (270) 925-0447 or contacting us online.

We are here to fight for your rights and your freedom. Let’s get started.

Frequently Asked Questions for Our Tax Fraud Defense Attorneys in Kentucky

If you are alerted by the DOR or IRS to problems with your return, speak with your tax preparer immediately. If he or she does not have evidence that supports your claim, including documentation that you did not willfully commit tax fraud, you can file a complaint with the IRS if you have financial exposure due to a tax preparer.


If you file tax returns jointly when married, both spouses are liable to the IRS. That means they can collect 100% of the debt (tax, penalties, and interest) from either spouse. Tax fraud allegations are usually the result of one spouse being self-employed, and the other allowing him/her to file the taxes from the business with their personal taxes. If you are at the center of an IRS or DOR tax fraud investigation you know nothing about, contact our experienced attorney today for help. These circumstances are going to be difficult to navigate on your own. We can help you understand the facts, and your rights as an unwitting spouse.

Yes. An IRS levy permits the legal seizure of your property to satisfy a tax debt. It can garnish wages, take money from your bank or other financial account, seize and sell vehicle(s), real estate, and other personal property.

You can, but you should speak with a tax fraud defense attorney first. The IRS has an installment/payment plan option that is an agreement with the IRS to pay the taxes you owe within an extended timeframe. Entering the agreement is willfully admitting you owe the IRS money. Let your attorney do the talking instead. This may keep you from paying substantial penalties by developing a settlement opportunity or fighting the charges through an exoneration. You do not have to take the IRS’s word that you have committed tax fraud. Talk to our skilled tax fraud lawyer in Kentucky first, so you understand all your legal rights and options.

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