Tax Resolution Attorney John P. Willis, On Avoiding and Evading Taxes

Tax resolution attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of IRSALLSTAR helps readers understand the somewhat hazy difference between what the IRS considers avoiding or evading taxes. He clarifies that one is acceptable, while the other is criminal.

Fairhope, AL, March 30, 2017: Tax Attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of, recently posted a new article on his website entitled “Are You Avoiding or Evading Your Taxes.” Mr. Willis hopes to spur delinquent taxpayers to overcome their fear and take action as a result of understanding the difference between the two.

John P. Willis IVWillis states, “If you haven’t filed and/or paid your federal taxes in a few years, you’re not alone.” He continues adding, “Many individual taxpayers face hardships such as job loss, illness, divorce and other circumstances that make it frightening to file and exceedingly difficult to pay taxes. The fear can be so overwhelming that many people will put off dealing with their delinquent taxes for years. That’s known as ‘avoiding’.”

Will elaborates, “According to the Internal Revenue Manual, it is not criminal or fraudulent to reduce, avoid, or minimize personal income tax by legitimate means. In other words, avoidance is acceptable, but evasion is not.” He adds, “However, with all of the rules and exceptions at play in the federal tax code, knowing the difference between the two isn’t always easy.”

According to Willis, “In my experience, most of the people who come to me for help with IRS troubles don’t pay their taxes or don’t file due to life challenges and are not engaged in criminal or fraudulent behavior. Not filing your tax returns is very serious business. However, not being able to pay your taxes is not a criminal offense.”

“When you avoid taxes,” writes Willis, “you do not conceal, misrepresent, or make things appear different than they are.” He says, “Making a mistake is not criminal either. It’s a matter of whether or not you intentionally do something fraudulent.” “If the IRS determines that your behavior was intentional and criminal,” says Willis, “you may find yourself paying a fine or, in the worse case, spending time in jail.”

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Mr. Willis believes strongly in supporting and representing the “underdog” and has devoted his entire professional life to protecting and defending those who need it most. As an attorney, Mr. Willis takes his role as “counselor” seriously. His knowledge, creativity and persistence are valuable assets that provide substantial benefits to his clients. He has represented individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast for over 15 years and he brings together an abundance of skills and experience that can be of assistance to almost anyone.


The IRSALLSTAR team has developed a winning formula to ensure that each client’s individual needs are specifically met. Upon becoming a client of Mr. Willis’ law firm, that client’s immediate needs are assessed and long-term goals are defined. Experienced professionals on the IRSALLSTAR team then assist each client in developing and implementing a custom-tailored game plan to provide both short-term and long-term relief from his or her serious tax problems. All firm clients are continually coached toward successful tax resolution and final victory over their challenges with the IRS and state taxing authorities.

To learn more about Mr. Willis and his law firm please visit or call toll-free 877-254-4254.

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