Nebraska Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion Laws
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The Nebraska Department of Revenue defines tax fraud as a deliberate attempt to evade tax laws by not collecting, reporting, or paying a legally imposed tax. The terms "tax fraud" and "tax evasion" are often used interchangeably to describe the crime of intentionally underpaying taxes. It is important to note that tax fraud can only be committed if the offender intended to cheat on his or her taxes.
Tax codes can be complicated and mistakes are often made, however, honest mistakes don't amount to a fraudulent act. The table below provides of brief overview of Nebraska's main tax fraud and tax evasion laws.
|Nebraska Revised Statute section 77-2790: Income Tax Evasion|
|Additionally, income tax evasion is a class IV felony that is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, and/or a fine of up to $10,000.|
Report Tax Fraud
Tax fraud in Nebraska should be reported to the Nebraska Department of Revenue. You can report suspected fraud via email, telephone, mail, or in person. When filing a report it is helpful to provide as much information as possible including the name and address of the suspected fraudster, when the suspected fraud took place, and copies of any documents relating to the actives that you're reporting. For more information visit the Nebraska Department of Revenue's website.
State laws change frequently. For case specific information regarding Nebraska's tax fraud and tax evasion laws contact a local tax attorney.
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