If you are facing charges of tax evasion or tax fraud, your first call should be to a tax attorney in Maryland. The penalties involved in charges of tax fraud and/or evasion can be substantial. In addition to past taxes owed, and interest, the IRS will assess an extra financial penalty if it feels intentional wrongdoing has occurred. Those penalties can reach as high as 75% of the tax owed, and additional interest added on for the penalty. In worst case scenarios, penalties can be accompanied by criminal charges and severe penalties, including incarceration. In short, if you are under investigation for tax fraud or evasion of any kind, it’s vital that you hire a qualified tax attorney to represent you.