The IRS announced statistics for its Criminal Investigation division for the fiscal year 2013. There was a 12% increase in investigations initiated compared to the prior year and over a 17% increase in prosecution recommendations. Specifically, the IRS began 5,314 cases and recommended 4,364 cases for prosecution.
These numbers are ominous, but the most chilling statistic is the IRS’s conviction rate of 93%.
What does this mean for the average taxpayer? If you cheat on your taxes and get caught, don’t expect to get away with it. This is why we work so hard in the course of our tax resolution services work to make sure that we go to the IRS first with any mistakes that may have been made in our client filings, so they do not end up erroneously in a criminal investigation.
If you think or know errors were made in the past on your filings, seek professional advice because your chances of liking the IRS’s process are about 7%.
~Tax Resolution Services~