Dublin, CA asked in Tax Law for California

Q: How long does it take for the IRS/US Federal Court to Indict someone for tax fraud?

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Mr. Ayuban Antonio Tomas CPA, Esq.
Mr. Ayuban Antonio Tomas CPA, Esq.
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Coral Gables, FL

A: The statute of limitations is six years.

Terrence Jay Moore
Terrence Jay Moore
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It often takes a long time, as the IRS criminal division does a very detailed analysis. Sometimes they forfeit one of the older years order to have a complete analysis for the earlier years. If you think that a criminal tax matter is in your future you should file the missing returns, if any or file amended returns if necessary. You do not want to understate your income. Understating your income is often an area of criminal liability.

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