What is tax fraud? How is it punished in Florida?
Answer: Tax fraud is basically the same thing as tax evasion: you’re fraudulently evading taxes by misrepresentation; or, I guess tax fraud could also be that you’re fraudulently claiming a tax return. Like, you may have heard of the prisoners that were in prison that were filing tax returns in an effort to get back money from the federal government. They weren’t evading taxes; they were actually trying to get money from the federal government by filing false, fraudulent tax forms. So that’s another form. And it’s also punished in the same extent, by the amount of money that was fraudulently obtained or avoided being paid under the tax code.