What the IRS Hides in its IRS Criminal Investigation Warning
The IRS criminal investigation agents usually give you a warning of your rights whenever they first make contact with you: “As a special agent, one of my functions is to investigate the possibility of criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Laws and related offenses. You don’t have to say anything, or submit anything that might tend to incriminate you, and anything you say, or any information that you submit may be used against you in any proceedings undertaken by the U.S. Government. Also, you may have an attorney present during any questioning. Do you understand that?” This warning comes from law compelled by federal courts. Federal courts declare, “a taxpayer ought not be confronted with a civilian Trojan horse bearing criminal investigators.” So some warning must be given to protect your rights in the criminal investigation process. This stems from your right to due process in the process of any criminal investigation. As Justice Frankfurter explained for the United States Supreme Court: “A democratic society, in which respect for the dignity of all men is central, naturally guards against the misuse of the law enforcement process.”
Recoding the IRS Warning of an IRS Criminal Investigation tells a different story.
Warning: “As a Special Agent, one of my functions is to investigate the possibility of criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Laws and related offenses.”
Recoded: “As a Special Agent, the IRS allows a special agent to investigate the innocent, harass their friends and family and business partners, and scare you until you just confess. And if you don’t, then the IRS can ruin your life.”
Fact: The IRS Special Agent, and the IRS, before starting an IRS criminal investigation. should have looked for IRS red flags that separate the innocent from others. Truth is, they usually didn’t and don’t, jumping to conclusions and assuming guilt. It is up to you to prove your innocence, but you can prevail. Information is the first part of empowerment against wrongful IRS criminal investigations.
Warning: "You don’t have to say anything, or submit anything that might tend to incriminate you, and anything you say, or any information that you submit may be used against you in any proceedings undertaken by the U.S. Government.”
Recoded: ”The IRS will try to use whatever you do against you no matter what you do. The IRS really hates those who assert their rights, and would like to punish you if you exercise those rights.”
Fact: The truth is that those who assert their rights, protect their rights — and protect their freedom and keep their liberty in the process.
Warning: Also, you may have an attorney present during any questioning.
Recoded: “Whatever you do, the IRS special agents don’t want you to hire an attorney, least of all an attorney with experience winning against the IRS.”
Fact: Not all lawyers are created equal; picking the right one can be one of your best decisions.
Warning: ”Do you understand that?”
Recoded: ”The Special Agents know you don’t. They just want you to say ‘yes’ then hurt you with the information they get from you.”
Fact: The IRS fears you understanding your rights, having the right defense and right defense lawyer to aid you in your defense, because smart, informed individuals are the kind of innocent individuals who keep their freedom.