As a paid tax preparer, you know the Internal Revenue Service has put your profession under increasing scrutiny in recent years. In theory, the goal is a good one: to encourage compliance with tax law, using both civil and criminal penalties as necessary.
The problem in practice is that the government can come on too strong, leaving return preparers who simply made a mistake or had a lapse in judgment in a difficult situation.
At Brown, PC, we have the skills and commitment to help you respond. Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation in a no-cost consultation. Based in Dallas-Fort Worth, our attorneys help clients across the country.
What Are Tax Authorities Alleging?
If your tax preparation firm has been contacted by an IRS agent, it can be difficult to know what to do. The first thing you’ve got to do is find out why the IRS is requesting information.
Is it a matter of compliance with reporting requirements for refundable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit? Or could the investigation be linked to abusive or fraudulent tax preparation practices? If so, you could be facing criminal prosecution.
Our defense strategy involves conducting a preliminary factual investigation, then assembling a team of seasoned professionals to manage your response. We then engage in pre-emptive talks to achieve a favorable pretrial resolution. With early intervention, we may even be able to avoid civil or criminal charges altogether.
What Sets Us Apart As We Respond To Your Situation
As a former Justice Department Tax Division trial attorney, founding attorney Lawrence Brown has the knowledge, experience and skill to achieve favorable outcomes for clients facing criminal investigations or civil tax issues.
Throughout this career, Mr. Brown has tried more than 500 cases to verdict and has tried over 100 cases before a jury. He is well-equipped to handle civil tax litigation in the United States Tax Court, United States District Courts, United States circuit courts and the United States Court of Claims.
Learn What To Do When Facing Tax Trouble
To get started, contact a lawyer at Brown, PC, by calling us toll free at 888-870-0025 or contacting us online. From our offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, we serve clients across the country.