Helping Employees Whose Companies Engage in Tax Fraud
Businesses must remain profitable. After all, that is the purpose of running a business. However, some companies may attempt to pad their numbers by engaging in fraudulent tax activity. If an employee is aware of the illegal activity and wishes to report it, he or she will be protected under federal whistleblower laws. At Sterling Employment Law, our Detroit tax fraud lawyers can help employees who wish to inform tax authorities of their employer’s illegal dealings and help these employees recover a percentage of the proceeds.
If you are concerned that your employer is being dishonest about taxes, you are offered certain protections under federal law. Call 248-633-8916 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.
What Fraud Looks Like
Tax fraud may obviously involve filing false tax returns. However, it can also take on more subtle forms, including:
- Concealment of assets
- Understating the amount of income
- Failing to collect employee taxes
- Using offshore accounts to hide income
- Dealing strictly in cash
If an employee is aware of or actively engages in helping an employer with fraudulent activity, he or she may be liable for the fraud. That is why it is important to ensure that these types of illegal activities are reported to the proper authorities. Whistleblower and retaliation laws are designed to protect employees who find themselves in these situations. Our Bloomfield Hills employment lawyers can guide you through this process and help ensure that you receive the full protection of the law.
Whistleblowers Are Often Entitled to Financial Reward
Whistleblower protections are meant to provide an incentive for employees to report illegal actions by their employers. As part of this, you may be entitled to a certain percentage of any money the IRS is able to recover. The legal team at Sterling Employment Law can tell you more about the protections and potential compensation you may qualify for.
Call for a Consultation
You do not have to be afraid to report your employer for engaging in illegal tax activity. There are laws designed to protect you. Contact our attorneys online or call 248-633-8916 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. Our office is in the Detroit area.