Section 7212 of the Internal Revenue Code punishes intentional attempts to interfere with the IRS’s administration of the Internal Revenue laws.
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Two sentencing enhancements imposed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois were upheld as to a Defendant, who pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud, impede, impair, obstruct, and defeat the functions of the IRS in the collection of income taxes, 18 U.S.C.S. § 371, tax evasion, 26 U.S.C.S. § 7201, and false statements to revenue agents, 18 U.S.C.S. § 1001, concerning his residence and employment.
The recommended sentence under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for one or more tax violations is largely determined by the calculated tax loss. State taxes may be included in the calculation. Cash expenditures, under certain circumstances, may be excluded from the calculation. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines do not make a distinction between felony tax violations and misdemeanor tax violations. As a result, a taxpayer found not guilty of the felony counts but guilty of the misdemeanor counts may serve the same amount of time as if convicted for a felony. This occurs when the Court orders that the misdemeanor sentences be served consecutively instead of concurrently.