In this episode, your host, Robert Nordlander, discusses the difference between a civil tax audit and a criminal tax investigation. The stakes are at the highest in a criminal tax investigation. Therefore, not just any CPA or forensic accountant should be hired by a taxpayer or taxpayer's attorney. Even if the expert is a former IRS employee doesn't make them the best choice.
There is a huge difference between a civil audit and a criminal tax investigation, such as burden of proof, policies, procedures, tax loss calculations, rules of criminal evidence, and criminal intent.
In this episode, Robert Nordlander talks about those differences and why it is best to hire a specialist.