A 65-year-old Spanish Fork many recently pleaded guilty for tax fraud. The Utah DOJ reports that the man pleaded guilty to nine counts of filing false claims for income tax refunds.
Federal authorities accuse the man of filing false returns for himself and others. The inaccurate claims resulted in refunds for a total of $653,884. The man faces up to five years in prison and a possible fine of $250,000 for each false claim charge.
After the rush of the holidays is over, tax season will be just around the corner. Many of us do not prepare our own taxes and have to rely on tax software or skilled tax preparers in order to get the job done.
It is important to remember that you remain liable for the accuracy of your returns even if you have someone else prepare your taxes for you. An innocent mistake can result in large fines and even criminal charges, especially if the tax error results in a larger refund or reduced tax liability.
The Salt Lake City criminal defense team at Greg Smith & Associates handles tax fraud throughout Utah. If you or a loved one is under investigation or has been charged with tax fraud, call us at 801-651-1512 or contact us online.