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The DC Code: § 47-4101 Attempt to evade or defeat tax.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
A person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat a tax, or the payment thereof, imposed by this title shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony if the tax evaded or attempted to be evaded exceeds $10,000, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or 3 times the amount of the tax evaded or attempted to be evaded, whichever is greater, or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.
b
A person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat a tax, or the payment thereof, imposed by this title shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a misdemeanor if the tax evaded or attempted to be evaded is $10,000 or less, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both, together with costs of prosecution. All prosecutions under this subsection shall be brought in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on information by the Attorney General for the District of Columbia in the name of the District. The amount of any taxes that were evaded or attempted to be evaded pursuant to a single scheme or systematic course of conduct in violation of this section may be aggregated to determine the grade of the offense and the sentence for the offense.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-354 substituted "Attorney General for the District of Columbia" for "Corporation Counsel". Legislative History of Laws Law 13-204, the "Criminal Tax Reorganization Act of 2000", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-299, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 3, 2000, and June 6, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 22, 2000, it was assigned Act No. 13-359 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-204 became effective on October 4, 2000. For Law 15-354, see notes following § 47-340.03. DC CODE § 47-4101 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-204, § 2(b), 47 DCR 5799; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 73(n)(1), 52 DCR 2638.)