On occasion, business owners in Missouri and across the country receive conflicting advice. Often, they will follow the advice of a trusted adviser, assuming that the information provided is accurate. Unfortunately, a married couple in another state claim that faulty advice created a situation that resulted in tax evasion accusations.
People who facing criminal charges must often make a variety of different, difficult choices, including whether to fight the charges in court or accept a plea deal if offered. Unfortunately, some people in Missouri ultimately come to the difficult conclusion that there is sufficient evidence to convict them of the allegations against them, prompting them to plead guilty. In fact, a dentist in another state has recently avoided prison time following a guilty plea in a federal tax evasion case.
When a person in Missouri owns a business, he or she may think nothing of taking cash from the cash register to pay for needed items. Unfortunately, such a relatively simple act, if it occurs relatively frequently, could result in a federal investigation and accusations of tax evasion. In fact, Bruno DiFabio, owner of several restaurants and reportedly a "nationally known pizza maker" after appearing on Chopped and the Food Network, has recently pleaded guilty to such charges.
There is much involved with running a business. Many business owners in Missouri spend the vast majority of their time and energy ensuring its success. However, mistakes made could ultimately have serious consequences if prosecutors believe that the mistakes were actually a deliberate attempt to avoid paying taxes. In fact, a man in another state now faces multiple charges following tax evasion allegations.
Most people in Missouri and across the country who do not work as an accountant or a similar field for a living would likely agree that taxes are complicated. Often, it is easy for people who have the best intentions to innocently make a mistake. Unfortunately, federal investigators may assume that a discrepancy is deliberate rather than a consequence of a complicated system. In fact, a man in another state is now accused of tax evasion.
When a person is accused of a crime, he or she likely has several questions that must be answered before proceeding. In many cases, people in Missouri with little experience with the criminal justice system may not fully understand the charges against them. In some cases, a defendant may feel that he or she has no other option than to plead guilty. In fact, one man in another state has recently pleaded guilty to a charge of tax evasion.
When a person in Missouri completes his or her taxes -- either personal or for business -- he or she may not fully understand the implications of the information that he or she must provide. A simple mistake or accidental oversight may be easy to make. Unfortunately, despite the possibility of a mistake like this occurring with no bad intentions, federal officials may view it as deliberate tax evasion.
When a person in Missouri and in other areas of the country experience professional success in their personal business, they likely feel a great deal of pride and fulfillment. However, during periods of success a business owner can also experience an extra workload in addition to additional cash flow. Unfortunately, this could potentially lead to oversights. While often unintentional, oversights on tax returns could ultimately result in accusations of tax evasion, among others.
When people in Missouri are accused of crimes, they must make several decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. Upon examination of the evidence against them, defendants must choose whether to fight the charges against them or plead guilty. In some cases, people who are not guilty of the crimes of which they have been accused will take the latter action simply because they may accept that there may be sufficient evidence to convict them. In fact, a family in another state has recently opted to plead guilty to tax evasion allegations.
Life for many families can be complicated. With all the responsibilities that fall on the shoulders of people in Missouri and across the country in their dual role of parents and business owners, the fact that something might fall through the cracks is not far-fetched. Unfortunately, if a person were to fail to submit an income tax filing, it is possible that federal prosecutors will view this oversight as deliberate tax evasion rather than a simple oversight regardless of the circumstances.