Tax Dictionary – Tax Fraud
Although not all inclusive, listed below are some of the criminal activities in violations of the tax law:
- Deliberately underreporting or omitting income
- Overstating the amount of deductions
- Keeping two sets of books
- Making false entries in books and records
- Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
- Claiming false deductions
- Hiding or transferring assets or income
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