Tax Controversy Services
How tax law applies to your business and its unique situation is not always clear, creating practical concerns for businesses trying to comply. Our tax controversy services team helps you address all questions and issues involving tax returns that are questioned or audited by federal or state governments. Our experienced team helps you respond and work toward favorable resolution. We work as your advocate to optimize your tax situation, providing assistance with examinations, appeals, penalty abatement, collection actions, taxpayer advocate issues, integrated controversy planning, and private letter rulings.
Areas of Focus
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Where angels fear to tread: An essay on tax legislation
Many states are finding that their governments (and voters) aren’t as divided as they are at the federal level. What will this mean going forward?
Tax reform proposal vague by design?
Blog May 02, 2017 1 min read
Trump Administration outlines tax plan
Article April 28, 2017 3 min read
Border tax uncertainty highlights range of possible implications
Blog April 25, 2017 2 min read
Tax Controversy Services Thought Leadership
IRS gets a new tool to collect taxes from partnershipsA law change gives the IRS significant new authority when examining partners and partnerships. Here’s what you need to know.
As identity theft grows, IRS and practitioners reactThe volume and magnitude of identity theft incidents have grown to an alarming extent.
Downsizing at the IRSIRS budget cuts are limiting the agency’s ability to process returns, answer phone calls and questions, improve technology, and solve issues like identity theft. Here’s what you need to know.
Identity theft: It's not just for credit cards anymoreIn 2015 alone, an IRS hack left the data of more than 700,000 taxpayers compromised. The lesson? Tax return information needs to be protected just as carefully as any other personal financial data.
Identity thieves are at it againIf you think your Social Security number may have been used on another return, contact the IRS quickly to begin fixing the problem.
Identity theft victims may now request a redacted copy of fraudulent returnsIf you learn that a fraudulent tax return has been filed with your name and Social Security number, follow these steps to request a redacted copy of the fraudulent return.
Tax controversy: Beyond the five stages of griefIf you’ve ever received an audit letter from a taxing authority, then you understand the emotions that accompany it: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and, ultimately, acceptance.
Effective resolution of tax controversy requires an advocate in your corner, well-versed in the complexities of tax law and the practicalities of business operations. Dispute resolution can take many forms, and our team of attorneys and CPAs has extensive experience representing and supporting clients in virtually all areas of tax compliance. Resolving tax disputes can be time consuming and burdensome — our experts can offer sound strategies for navigating an increasingly complex process.