In a return preparer criminal investigation, preparers face possible prosecution if criminal activity is suspected. Those who manage to avoid criminal charges may still face civil examination with extensive civil penalties.
These may be as much as $1000 per return or 50 percent of the income that the preparer received for preparing the relevant returns. This amount can be quite substantial — especially when thousands of returns are involved.
At Brown, PC, in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, we have represented clients facing serious civil penalties related to hundreds and even thousands of tax returns that were alleged to have been mistakenly prepared. Our clients faced financial devastation. They relied on us to minimize or even eliminate the civil consequences they faced.
Experienced Attorney Who Understands the Complexities of Federal Tax Law
We are well-prepared for the job. At Brown, PC, attorney Lawrence Brown is a former Department of Justice Tax Division Trial Attorney who devotes the fruit of his knowledge and experience to representing tax preparers facing criminal and civil penalties.
Our lawyers and staff are well-prepared for the job. We understand the complexities of federal tax law, but we also understand the stresses our clients face. While we are compassionate with our clients, we are also forceful advocates for their interests.
There are many areas of tax law where reasonable preparers differ as to statutory interpretation. We partner with experts who can testify to these statutory nuances, proving to the court that our clients did not make mistakes or that those alleged mistakes were, in fact, reasonable actions.
We know that our clients — certified public accountants, tax attorneys, return preparers and other financial professionals — often acted in good faith. By demonstrating this, we assist them in avoiding potentially serious civil penalties.
Consult With Us Regarding Civil Tax Penalties
Contact Lawrence Brown to schedule a confidential consultation regarding the civil tax penalties you may face. Our centrally located main office is in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, and we assist clients throughout the United States. Call us toll free at 888-870-0025 or contact us online to discuss your legal concerns.Print this Page