If you're like a lot of people here in Missouri, then much of you legal knowledge has probably come from discussions you have had with other people or from television shows you watch. But even though some of this legal knowledge may be sound, the same cannot be said for everything you have heard, which can create misunderstandings on occasion when facing criminal charges.
Take for example your understanding of the term tax fraud. Do you know what this crime entails or how the Internal Revenue Service defines it? If you're like most people then you probably have a general understanding of the term but cannot pinpoint the specifics of what makes it a crime. That's why, in this week's post, we will explain some things about tax fraud that we think will help our readers understand the law better.