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Tax Evasion Attorney Michigan

Accused of tax fraud? You have legal options.

If you are convicted of tax evasion, you could be incarcerated for several years and face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. Failing to pay your federal, state or local taxes is serious white collar crime. If the state or federal government takes legal action against you for not paying your taxes, failing to file your tax returns or under-reporting your income, you need to make sure you have someone in your corner who understands the law and knows how to get results.

If you are under investigation by the IRS or you have been charged, you need Michigan tax evasion defense lawyer Michael P. Manley on your side, looking out for your best interests. Don't discuss your situation with an IRS investigator before you have spoken to legal counsel. Talk to our firm today to learn about your rights.

Attorney Manley has years of experience dealing with complicated tax evasion cases. He knows what evidence to look for and how to build strong cases - and he has the results to prove it. He's proud of his testimonials, and he's eager to earn your praise - and win your case.

Is tax fraud a criminal offense?

The government classifies tax evasion - also known as tax fraud - in two ways. The differences have to do with intent. The two main categories for tax fraud are:

  • Unintentional tax fraud - As the name implies, this form of tax fraud occurs when someone accidentally fails to pay their taxes. The government classifies such infractions as civil, rather than criminal, cases.
  • Intentional tax fraud - Individuals or businesses that intentionally do not pay their taxes have committed a criminal offense. These cases are much more serious and can result in jail time and other serious consequences.

What are the penalties for tax evasion?

If you do not pay your taxes, the penalties vary depending on whether or not you intentionally failed to pay your taxes. The penalties include:

Unintentional Tax Fraud

(Civil case)

  • Often results in a fine or penalty based on the amount of money owed

Intentional Tax Fraud


  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Up to $250,000 in fines for individuals
  • Up to $500,000 in fines for corporations
  • Federal tax fraud cases often require people or businesses convicted of intentional tax fraud to pay for the cost of prosecuting the case
  • Restitution orders (pay the unpaid taxes) plus penalties

Why should I hire attorney Manley to help with my tax evasion case?

Tax evasion convictions can have serious consequences. In addition to being incarcerated and fined thousands of dollars, you could lose your job and valuable assets. Attorney Manley understands what's at stake. That's why he works so hard on these cases, whether he's defending an individual or a company or corporation facing charges.

If you have reason to believe you are being investigated for tax fraud or you have been charged, call us immediately to arrange a free consultation. Call (810) 238-0500.