The knowledge and experience in tax law acquired while providing legal services for business entities allows us to reliably defend in criminal and fiscal proceedings.

Until recently, as a result of conducted inspections, tax authorities often limited their decision to demand payment of due tax or other public tribute. However, it happens more and more often that the tax authorities do not stop there and insist on applying a penalty to a perpetrator of a prohibited act. A final conviction can often make it difficult, and in some cases even impossible, to run a business. BTLA’s practice shows that some people are not at all aware that their actions may fulfil elements of a prohibited act, and they only find out about it when criminal proceedings are initiated. The penalties provided for in the Penal Fiscal Code are often considerable, since the legal norms contained therein are designed to protect the state’s fiscal interests as much as possible. Thus, it is much more difficult to obtain a lighter punishment for the accused. The provisions of the Penal Fiscal Code are also specific in that they also require knowledge of tax law, as well as accounting regulations. It should be borne in mind that many criminal cases in this area center around the interpretation of substantive laws applied by the tax authorities. Thus, convincing a deciding court to accept the defence contentions requires solid argumentation in the above-mentioned areas. It is in matters of penal fiscal law that the actions taken by the authorities at the pre-trial stage are of key importance. That is why the presence of an advocate from the very beginning is so important. The knowledge and experience in tax law acquired while providing legal services to business entities allows us to provide reliable defence in tax penal proceedings, especially since some of our attorneys also hold the title of tax advisors.

THE SCOPE OF OUR LEGAL ASSISTANCE

We provide legal assistance within the scope of, among others, the following criminal and fiscal offences:

  1. Failure to disclose an object or basis of taxation – Art. 54 of the Penal Fiscal Code
  2. Submission of false tax data – Art. 56 of the Penal Fiscal Code
  3. Persistent violation of a deadline for payment of tax – Article 57 of the Penal Fiscal Code
  4. Failure to keep accounting records – Article 60 of the Penal Fiscal Code
  5. Failure to keep accounting records accurately – Article 61 of the Penal Fiscal Code
  6. Counterfeiting of excise stamps – Art. 67 of the Penal Fiscal Code
  7. Failure to provide information on a tax scheme – Art. 80f of the Penal Fiscal Code and many others