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Tax Fraud

Expert guidance through strategic defense for Tax Fraud Investigations

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Tax fraud, also referred to as tax evasion, is a federal crime that is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and often has significant personal ramifications such as affecting a person’s employability or ability to travel overseas.

Further, once prosecution for tax fraud has begun, you cannot simply pay back the ATO to resolve the matter, so it is critical that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Unlike other criminal offences where it is usually best to seek the advice of a specialist criminal lawyer, given the complexity and fluidity of tax law, an allegation of tax fraud is usually best handled by an experienced, specialist tax lawyer.

There is a distinct and important difference between tax fraud and tax avoidance which is often critical to defending an allegation of fraud. The former is a criminal act by a person seeking to deliberately misrepresent their financial obligations, whilst the latter is legitimate, legal measures used by a person or business to minimise the amount of tax they are required to pay.

Dormer Stanhope has particular expertise representing a number of high-net-worth individuals and companies in high profile disputes with the ATO and can provide you with the assistance you need to defend an allegation of tax fraud or assist with reducing the penalties imposed for deliberate tax evasion.

Whether you have been wrongly accused of tax fraud or require advice and representation to minimise the damage of deliberate evasion, contact Dormer Stanhope today to get a clear picture of your available options and ensure you receive specialist advice and representation.

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