Is It Possible to Just Pay My Taxes and Make the Criminal Investigation Division Go Away?

Is It Possible to Just Pay Your Taxes and Make a Criminal Investigation go Away? No when a case reaches the level where IRS Criminal Investigation is involved paying the taxes? Is beyond the point because what they're doing is they're looking at your conduct and even payment of the tax doesn't eliminate your past conduct so it's a nice thing to do but at the same point it's not going to make your criminal charges go away completely now the good news is that payment of tax can mitigate the tax loss so it can let some of the air out of the tires with what they're charging you with because look at it from a practical perspective the US attorney is saying we're gonna charge you with these crimes and you know you did all this stuff and you D front of the government and bla bla bla bla bla well if you pay. The tax and the interest and the penalties then there's really not a whole lot of harm I mean they're still harm but it's a lot less of an appetizing a case for a prosecutor if they can't stand in front of the judge and argue a tax loss so the answer is no it doesn't make it go away but yes it can help if you strategically within an investigation what I recommend is don't just pay the taxes immediately wait develop a strategy and offer that as a carrot potentially in the future to help mitigate your criminal exposure it's better to play your cards at the right time than to hurry up and just do things without any sort of strategy in place so sit down with a criminal tax attorney build a plan and then execute upon that plan over the course of the investigation you.


Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA

Owner and Director of Legal
Brotman Law