tax evasion
tax evasion n: a willful and esp. criminal attempt to evade the imposition or payment of a tax
convicted of tax evasion

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

tax evasion
n.
The crime of paying less in taxes than the amount required by the government, such as by fraudulently reporting a lower income than what was in fact received.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


tax evasion

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


tax evasion
The intentional and fraudulent attempt to escape payment of taxes in whole or in part. If proved to be intentional and not just an error or difference of opinion, tax evasion can be a federal crime. Evasion is distinguished from attempts to use interpretation of tax laws or imaginative accounting to reduce the amount of payable tax.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


tax evasion
n. 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.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


tax evasion
The process whereby a person, through commission of fraud, unlawfully pays less tax than the law mandates.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


tax evasion
The process whereby a person, through commission of fraud, unlawfully pays less tax than the law mandates.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

tax evasion
n.
   intentional and fraudulent attempt to escape payment of taxes in whole or in part. If proved to be intentional and not just an error or difference of opinion, tax evasion can be a chargeable federal crime. Evasion is distinguished from attempts to use interpretation of tax laws and/or imaginative accounting to reduce the amount of payable tax.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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