Tax-evasion definitions

Intentional nonpayment or avoidance of lawfully assessed taxes, especially through fraud or concealment of income.
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Illegally evading paying taxes. Tax evasion differs from tax avoidance, which is the legal avoidance of taxes. By evading taxes, taxpayers may hide income or overstate deductions or expenses. Tax evaders risk significant fines, the payment of back taxes, and potential criminal penalties, which can include jail time.
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This term is generally used to designate criminal tax fraud, in which the taxpayer intentionally and deliberately understates her income or overstates her deductions and/or credits for the purpose of underpayment of tax liability. Contrast tax avoidance, the legal minimization of tax liability by aggressive interpretation of tax law.
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The illegal avoidance of paying tax, especially by making a false declaration of income etc.
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