“Willfully Filing False Tax Returns” California Revenue and Taxation code 19706 R&T
Information regarding the crime of Tax evasion is found in the California Revenue and Taxation code 19706 R&T. To prove that the defendant is guilty of tax evasion, the people must prove that:
1. The defendant made or verified a tax return or statement provided to the Franchise Tax Board.
2. The tax return or statement was false or fraudulent;
3. When the defendant supplied the information he or she knew that it was false or fraudulent;
4. The defendant acted voluntarily, with intent to violate a legal duty known to him/her;
5. When the defendant acted, he/she intended to unlawfully evade paying a tax.
Willfully Filing False Tax Returns 19706 R&T, sometimes known as "tax evasion," can be considered either as either a felony or misdemeanor. If the defendant is charged with this crime as a misdemeanor he/she serves no more than 1 year in the county jail. If it’s a felony, the defendant can be charged with up to 3 years in the state prison, or by a fine of twenty thousand dollars. Furthermore, a defendant charged with this crime will have firearm prohibition for life.
In addition to any jail or prison sentencing, criminal convictions in general can lead to other severe consequences such as: Immigration issues (non-U.S. citizens), fines, lawsuits.
If you have been charged with filing false tax returns California Revenue and Taxation code 19706 R&T, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer to learn your rights and options without delay.
To learn more about the crime of willfully filing false tax returns and defenses to revenue and Tax code 19706 R&T, contact San Bernardino criminal defense lawyer Christopher Dorado today for a free consultation.
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