Criminal tax law is set forth in the German Fiscal Code (Abgabenordnung). According to the definition of tax evasion, understatement of taxes applies when taxes have not been paid on time or when too little tax was paid. Therefore, a criminal tax attorney not only provides advice on criminal law, but also deals with taxes. It therefore makes sense for the client to seek the advice of a criminal tax attorney who will serve as a main contact for both the criminal and tax law aspects of the case.
Why consult a specialized tax attorney?
Established case law has confirmed that criminal courts are not allowed to set the taxes based on a former judgment without further examination, if the defense has raised eligible objections against the taxes. This case law gives the criminal tax attorney the possibility of using their expert knowledge in the area of taxes to the benefit of the client during criminal proceedings.
Why should you consult a criminal tax attorney as early as possible?
In most cases, the persons concerned find out that proceedings are underway when the tax authorities inform them in writing that a criminal investigation has been instigated against them. They will subsequently be summoned to testify on the matter. For this purpose, a date will be set for a hearing. What many clients don’t know: The obligation to appear is only mandatory if the date was set by the public prosecutor. Any summons by the tax authorities need not be observed. In any case, you should not appear before a hearing without having sought the advice of a criminal tax attorney beforehand, because anything you say to the authorities can and will be used against you. In this case, it makes sense to consult a criminal tax attorney as early as possible. A criminal tax attorney can request the investigation files from the authorities. This gives the client the advantage to be able to look at the authorities’ cards before they make a statement. It is also possible that you find out about the initiation of a criminal investigation in the course of a house search. In this case also, you must not provide any information and consult your criminal tax attorney immediately. Many people feel intimidated when tax investigators appear on their doorstep. However, your criminal tax attorney knows that this procedure is a typical approach by the authorities. Protect yourself from making seemingly harmless statements. Exercise your rights and call in a criminal tax attorney as early as possible.
I am the attorney you need for all cases involving criminal tax law
I have been working as a criminal tax attorney since 2010. Due to the breadth of my experience working with authorities and courts, I offer qualified advice on all matters involving criminal proceedings. Due to my qualification as a specialized tax attorney, I can also advise you on all tax-related matters. In my practice, I combine both legal fields to provide my clients with the best possible defense in criminal tax matters. If you want to make a quick enquiry, you can take advantage of a 30-minute free phone consultation. That way, I can deal with your concerns in a confidential and needs-oriented manner. You can rest assured that this conversation will be kept confidential.
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