What To Do If The IRS Comes Knocking

IRS Special Agents represent the Criminal Investigations department of the IRS. If you've been contacted by Special Agents from the IRS, it means that the IRS may believe that you have committed a tax crime and are conducting a criminal investigation about you and/or your business. The IRS Special Agents are the individuals who will determine whether your case should be referred for criminal prosecution.

Do You Have A Criminal Or Civil Case?

The American legal system is comprised of two very different types of cases, civil and criminal. Crimes are generally offenses against the state, and are accordingly prosecuted by the state. Civil cases on the other hand, are typically disputes between individuals regarding the legal duties and responsibilities they owe one another.

Here are some of the key differences between a criminal case and a civil case: