Tax and Financial Fraud
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies and individuals have turned to loans to ensure their businesses have futures and their employees can keep working and keep receiving paychecks. With so many industries affected, from entertainment to travel to restaurants, receiving financial assistance could be some businesses’ saving grace and how they make sure they don’t have to close their doors for good. But as more and more entities apply for loans, the Small Business Administration has begun investigating companies, and there are growing efforts at the state and local levels to push for transparency disclosure. This means tight scrutiny on businesses to ensure they aren’t committing tax or financial fraud in order to receive loans.
Tax fraud, specifically when it comes to the Small Business Administration, means giving false statements in order to gain access to monetary support. In some cases, individuals have been arrested in connection with alleged fraudulent activity to receive COVID-19 relief. Charges relating to tax fraud are very serious and can land people in prison if they are found guilty, and can ruin an individual’s reputation.
This is why it is crucial to hire an experienced tax and commercial litigation attorney if you find yourself with a tax fraud charge. A commercial litigation attorney is skilled in representing parties who are facing financial disputes in regard to their companies. Joe Knape is experienced in tax fraud and commercial litigation and works to help clients who are facing these serious charges and potential tarnishes to their reputation. During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, life is already very uncertain and difficult for countless individuals. Adding a potential lawsuit regarding tax fraud puts a new, immeasurable amount of stress on top of everything else.
If you are facing charges related to tax fraud, especially if you’ve sought assistance for your business during COVID-19, it’s vital that you seek the counsel of an experienced tax fraud attorney. Speaking with the IRS or another entity without an attorney present can be devastating, as they can use whatever you say in a case against you. Joe Knape is skilled at fighting for clients to build them a solid defense. Joe will use his extensive experience and expertise to resolve these cases and provide personalized guidance and attention to your specific case.
Call Attorney Joe Knape at 407-508-7774 for a free consultation and see how Joe can help you in your time of need.