The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the IRS is charged with investigating people who have committed federal tax crimes, gathering evidence, and referring those individuals to the Department of Justice – Tax Division for prosecution. With the recent rise in the number and notoriety of tax crimes, the IRS has been stepping up the enforcement. As with other divisions of the IRS, the number of special agents hired has dramatically increased and revenue agents and officers are screening routine civil matters with increasing scrutiny. CID receives tips from a variety of sources including referrals from revenue officers or agents who detect fraud, whistleblowers, local newspaper articles, and other law enforcement agencies.
An experienced San Diego, Orange County or Beverly Hills criminal tax defense attorney can serve as a guide for any criminal tax matter. Please see the links below for more information on the CID and our firm’s services to assist you in the event you are being investigated. You may also contact our criminal tax defense attorneys to get assistance with your criminal tax defense questions.
For more information, please see:
- More about the Criminal Investigation Division
- Visit from an IRS Special Agent
- Are You a Criminal Investigation Target?
- About IRS Criminal Investigations
- IRS Methods of Proving Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion
- Criminal Tax Attorney v. White Collar Defense Lawyers
- Criminal Investigation Division Tactics
- Tax Crimes