Tax debt relief help can cover a variety of tax problems ranging in severity. Some tax problems are fairly simple to handle and include issues such as inability to pay or getting calculation mistakes corrected. Other issues though are much more serious and involved when concerning accusations of tax fraud. Often Wrong It's hard to believe that the IRS has a concept of bad faith when you consider their horrifying collection procedures. This is an agency that has no compunction about seizing assets based on tax information that may be incorrect due to an honest mistake on your part or an error on their part they refuse to acknowledge. The IRS bad faith accusations are usually concerned with civil or criminal tax fraud. Understanding what constitutes fraud is important when trying to defend yourself against the charges. Fraud accusations can be leveled for a number of reasons including the following. * Deliberate income and expense manipulation in your favor * Lying during an audit * Create false supporting documents * Not reporting cash * Hiding assets with third parties * Using fake names or social security numbers Obviously some of these reasons are clearly fraud such as the one about using a false social security number. But what about lying during an audit? There are thousands of cases when the IRS has accused taxpayers of lying when they really thought they were telling the truth. The confusion comes about due to the interpretation of financial information and the enormous difficulties faced when trying to comply with a tax code that can fill an oversized conference room. Fraud charges in every case require tax debt relief help. Making It Right Defending yourself against fraud charges is not recommended. If you are serious about ending your tax debt problems for good and are ready to obtain tax debt relief help, you should retain tax debt specialist who can address the issues that have resulted in the fraud accusations. In addition, when the IRS decides fraud is involved, there are significant tax penalties attached which must be negotiated also. The IRS can be quick to determine fraud is involved and slow to respond to objections the charges are false. Getting tax debt relief help is critical when you find yourself in this situation. It's necessary to respond in detail and with documentation to each and every finding leveled against you. Tax debt relief help obtained through retention of a tax negotiator can resolve even fraud issues. The IRS must have incontrovertible evidence there was intentional fraudulent behavior in order to make the charges stick. In the vast majority of cases there will not be enough evidence simply because the fraud was not intended. But it takes a tax expert to set the record straight.