Tax Evasion in Corona, California

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"Tax Evasion" refers to the crime of intentionally failing to pay one's taxes, as required by California law.

Normally, the strategy employed by tax evaders in Corona, California is to try and make it look like they have less taxable income than they actually do. This can be done by failing to report income, concealing it, or fraudulently transferring property.

"Tax evasion" should not be confused with "tax avoidance." Tax evasion is the act of intentionally attempting to get out of one's tax liability through prohibited means. Tax avoidance is perfectly legal, and involves using legal strategies (such as taking advantage of deductions and tax credits) to reduce one's legal tax liability. However, someone engaging in tax avoidance typically intends to pay whatever they end up owing, even as they try to reduce the amount they owe.

Penalties for Tax Evasion in Corona, California

Under the laws of California, as well as federal law, tax evasion is a very severe criminal offense.

Tax evaders in Corona can be punished by multi-year prison sentences, as well as six-figure fines. Of course, there is a wide range of punishments available, with the ones just mentioned representing the most severe options available.

In most cases, particularly when the amount of taxes evaded is small, and it's a first offense, the punishment will typically be fairly mild. It will typically result in an order to pay the taxes the defendant owes, plus a small financial penalty. This is especially likely when it cannot be proven that the failure to pay taxes was purposeful.

But, if the government can prove that a defendant in Corona, California intentionally concealed income, in order to get out of paying taxes, a court will most likely impose the heaviest penalties allowed by law, including enormous fines, and several years in prison.

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A Corona, California Tax Evasion Lawyer Can Help

Tax lawyers in Corona, California can help anyone from an individual to a big business pay their taxes more easily, and comply with federal and local tax laws.

However, if you're truly accused of tax evasion, you will need a Corona, California tax attorney more than ever. If you are, in fact, innocent, a tax attorney can give you the best possible chance of being found not guilty.

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Life in Corona

Corona, CA is a medium-sized city in Riverside County, California. Its population is approximately 125,000 people. 

Corona was founded in the late 1800s, at the height of the citrus boom in Southern California. It was so successful in this industry that it was once nicknamed "the lemon capital of the world." Modernly, Corona, CA is a bedroom community (a primarily-residential community, the residents of which primarily commute to other cities for their jobs) for the larger cities in the Orange County and Inland Empire regions. Because of its affluent and residential nature, many residents of Corona, CA are highly successful professionals, such as doctors, accountants, and Corona, California lawyers.

In 2002, there was a proposal to turn Corona into its own county. It was drafted and reviewed by several Corona, California attorneys. However, the proposal never got off the ground.

The economy of Corona is dominated by education, healthcare, and other services. One of the largest employers is Watson Pharmaceuticals, which is a large manufacturer of generic medications, and is the 5th largest drug company in the country, by prescription numbers. This company employs many educated professionals, such as engineers and research scientists. On the administrative side, it also employs several lawyers.

If you live in Corona, CA and are facing a serious legal issue, there are many attorneys who practice law in and around Corona, California who will be able to advise you on your legal rights, and your chances of succeed

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