Criminal tax law law is one of the most frequently amended regulations in the German tax code. Tax evasion can therefore happen very quickly and often does not even require a great deal of criminal energy.
Anyone who intentionally provides the German tax authorities with incorrect or incomplete information or withholds relevant facts in order to gain tax benefits for himself or a third party can be made liable to tax evasion. In addition to the classic tax reduction, tax benefits can also include unjustly obtained benefits (e.g. child benefit), bonuses or allowances.
Tax evasion is punished with a fine or even imprisonment of up to five years and, in particularly severe cases, up to ten years. The amount of the penalty is based on the amount evaded.
Criminal tax proceedings or investigations of the tax investigation department often trigger existential fears - both among private individuals and among entrepreneurs. It is therefore particularly important that those affected contact their tax defense lawyer as soon as possible and carefully plan the next steps for a defense. This is the only way to minimize the consequences of criminal proceedings.
Our attorneys for criminal tax law advise and represent private individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations nationwide concerning planned voluntary disclosures in the case of tax crimes or tax litigation proceedings, running tax criminal proceedings or a tax criminal case. We are particularly active in the following areas:
Our specialist attorneys for tax law take care of both your criminal tax proceedings and the actual tax processing of your case, all from a single source. This provides you with trustworthy contact persons for all questions relating to your proceedings. This holistic view is of great advantage for a successful defense.
Over the past years, we have successfully advised and represented many clients in tax and criminal tax proceedings in Germany. Our clients benefit directly from our experience in dealing with investigative authorities, tax investigators, tax offices and courts.
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Partner, German Attorney at Law, LL.M. Tax (GGU, CA, USA), Certified Specialist for Tax Law
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