Tax Controversy Lawyers in St. Louis Helping You Settle Any Tax Issue
Individuals and businesses that file taxes may have to deal with tax controversy at some point. From excise tax issues to state tax issues to international tax issues, taxation is a complex and intricate subject. Negotiating with government agencies or defending yourself against accusations of tax evasion can be difficult to do on your own. Fortunately, with a tax controversy lawyer on your side, you can get experienced assistance with any tax situation you may be in.
Our team at The Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, P.C. has years of experience in the tax law field. We are prepared to represent you, walk you through any tax issue, and point out potential tax pitfalls before they arise. Our lawyers are dedicated to resolving all tax disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner to save you time and your hard-earned money. For a free consultation, call one of our offices today: Ste. Genevieve, (573)-883-3056; St. Louis, (314)-260-6120; Nashville, (615)-733-8168; and San Antonio, (726)-202-1300.
What Tax Matters Can a Tax Controversy Lawyer Help With?
Tax controversy lawyers are versatile lawyers with experience in many areas of tax law. Our team can assist you in any tax matter you are dealing with regarding tax controversy or tax litigation.
Below are just some of the matters we can help with:
Submitting detailed records is critical if the IRS audits you or your business. As your tax attorneys, our team will be able to communicate with the IRS agent and file all necessary paperwork to prove compliance. And, if the IRS does impose any fines or penalties, we can negotiate with them to reduce or even eliminate those fees.
Unlawful Tax Avoidance
In some cases, the federal or state government may find evidence of tax avoidance or tax fraud. In many scenarios, individuals or businesses did not intentionally avoid taxes and instead unwittingly broke the law. Our team will help you communicate with government agencies and sign up for a payment plan to make up for any defaulted taxes.
Late or Unfiled Taxes
Taxes have strict deadlines, and not paying taxes on time can lead to penalties that increase daily. If you need to catch up on your taxes, hire an attorney from our team immediately. We will help you catch up on your taxes and repay your debt quickly to avoid further penalties.
Federal Tax Liens
If you have defaulted on your taxes, the IRS may place a lien on your property. This can affect your credit, impacting whether you qualify for loans or leases. Our team can negotiate with the IRS to remove those liens from your property.
Sometimes, the IRS will do an investigation rather than an audit. However, IRS officers must follow strict regulations and policies when investigating an individual or business. We can help you hold IRS officers accountable and start the negotiation process early to close this chapter in your life as quickly as possible.
Innocent Spouse Relief
If you and your spouse filed jointly but underpaid your taxes, the IRS may come after you for the unpaid amount. Our team can help you apply for innocent spouse relief and other relief programs to avoid paying this debt out of your own pocket.
Our lawyers can assist you with any of these tax matters and more. If you don’t see your tax issue on this page, give us a call. We’d be happy to provide a free case evaluation and let you know how we can help.
How Does a Tax Attorney Help With an IRS Audit?
Being audited by the IRS can be a very stressful experience. But with an experienced tax attorney on your side, you won’t have to worry about communicating with IRS agents or representing yourself in court. Our team will take over and stay in contact with your IRS agent until the audit process has been completed. We will help you compile all necessary paperwork and records for submission to prove tax compliance.
If the IRS determines that you or your business does owe further taxes, there are options that our team can provide you with. We can negotiate with the IRS to establish a payment plan that works for your finances. And, if there is a reason why you cannot pay your debt owed, we can help you apply for a “currently not collectible” status.
How Do Tax Attorneys Reduce Fees and Penalties?
Depending on the nature of your tax controversy, you may have to deal with fees and penalties from government agencies. It can be frustrating to accrue additional debt on top of the debt that you already owe. Fortunately, our team can negotiate with government bodies to reduce or even remove these penalties.
Listed below are just some of the ways in which we can help you reduce fines and fees:
- Offers in compromise
- Penalty abatements
- Installment agreements
- Currently not collectible status
Should I Hire a Tax Controversy Lawyer?
Tax controversy and litigation can be a stressful and frustrating experience, especially if you are attempting to represent yourself throughout the process. Hiring a tax controversy lawyer is the best way to find a favorable outcome for your tax situation that costs you the least amount of money.
At The Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, P.C., we want to assist our clients in resolving their tax matters efficiently and effectively. Our experienced team has the skill set and knowledge base to counsel you through any tax controversy you may be dealing with. For a free consultation and to learn more about our services, call one of our offices today:
Ste. Genevieve, (573)-883-3056; St. Louis, (314)-260-6120; Nashville, (615)-733-8168; and San Antonio, (726)-202-1300.