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IRS Audits May Lead to Federal Charges for Marijuana Dispensaries

IRS Audits May Lead to Federal Charges for Marijuana Dispensaries

The IRS has begun to crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, California and Washington State in what many believe to be the Federal Governments retaliation for the recent legalization amendments in these states.

IDR (Information Document Request) from the IRS

As Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys located in Denver we have begun to see Federal Tax audits of Marijuana dispensaries leading to more severe Federal Charges.  These often begin with an IDR to the Marijuana Grower or Dispensary’s Accountant or CPA, leading to further investigation and eventually Federal Charges such as money laundering.

The scariest part about these is that the IRS knows most accountants, CPA’s and tax attorneys do not understand the criminal implications that may arise from such audits.  As criminal defense attorneys we  often work with professionals like CPAs and tax attorneys to help protect themselves and their clients during a IRS tax audit.