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Explaining the 1099 form

You might think that those charged with tax evasion are people who try to avoid paying taxes altogether. That assumption is shared by in Irvine, as evidenced by the surprise demonstrated by those who come seeking help from us here at Ron Cordova Attorney at Law after having been accused of it. The truth is that many tax evasion charges arise from simple cases of underreporting income. Such issues ca often be traced back to a misunderstanding if a tax form that you might be likely be familiar with (yet not fully comprehend its significance): a 1099. 

What’s the Difference Between Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion?

While it may be tempting to neglect your yearly tax burden, you will face very severe consequences if you choose to do so. California tax payers who avoid or evade paying taxes will be subject to harsh financial penalties and may also be faced with serious criminal charges if the IRS finds evidence of willful tax evasion. MoneyCrashers.com explains the difference between avoidance and evasion and what you can do to avoid serious consequences from being levied.   

Which common tax myths can get me in trouble with the IRS?

It should come as no surprise to most Californians that there are a surprising number of myths surrounding the filing of taxes. Tax forms are complicated, and you may have been given false advice by well-meaning friends or associates when it comes to filing your own taxes. It is important to discern the truth before you leave something important out of your tax return or decide not to file at all, or you could face penalties from the Internal Revenue Service.

Accountant accused of bankruptcy fraud for 2010 case

California residents know that they are some of the most-taxed citizens in the nation making it important for them to understand and use the tax deductions and other tools available to them to avoid paying more than their fair share. While this is something people across the country do and is part and parcel of the system as it is created, there can sometimes be a fine line between what is a legitimate effort to reduce a tax burden and what may lead to criminal charges.

Unreported cash payments could spark a criminal investigation

For many self-employed people in California who have multiple clients and are sometimes paid in cash, keeping records for taxes is a hassle. However, according to Chron.com, failing to provide all the information to the IRS at tax time can result in disaster.

A current look at cryptocurrency and tax evasion

Inconsistencies in tax reporting could result in extended periods of investigation from the Internal Revenue Service, and worse, actual charges for tax evasion. Despite the severity of these charges, incidents such as these are rarely black and white. Lack of straightforward paperwork does not necessarily point toward this crime, but details involving recent modifications to taxation and other information can help Californians clarify an otherwise uncertain predicament.

What does it really mean to evade taxes?

Filing taxes can certainly be a mundane activity, but avoiding them completely is another matter. Many professionals turn away from recording tax liabilities as a result of financial struggle, among a multitude of other reasons. But regardless of the cause, tax evasion in California is a crime that can come with costly penalties. 

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