Criminal tax charges have devastating effects on both your personal and business life. Aggressive prosecution by the Department of Justice and the complexity of any criminal tax case makes experienced representation essential. You deserve counsel you can trust to fight for YOU.
We work with you to change the narrative, putting your actions into perspective and highlighting any mitigating circumstances involved in your unique situation. We help you achieve the best possible outcome.
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Don’t let tax problems ruin your life. There is help.
The IRS can be intimidating. It is important to have someone protecting your interests. In the worst scenarios the IRS examiner may try to bully and scare you. In other cases, an examiner or CI investigator may try to “befriend” you and lead you into making statements that will later be used to build a case against you. Either way, you shouldn’t face an IRS investigation without an attorney who is experienced in tax law.
Anybody licensed to practice before the IRS can represent you in a civil matter, that includes attorneys, CPAs, and Enrolled Agents. But if your case is referred to CI your CPA or Enrolled Agent can be interviewed and asked to disclose information relating to your communications with them. Your communications with your attorney are protected by attorney-client privilege. Unless you waive that privilege, your attorney will not be called in for an interview.
For the past decade, Congress has reduced the budget of the IRS while increasing their responsibilities. This means less resources to work with taxpayers to resolve collection issues. When people retire, they aren’t replaced because they simply do not have the budget right now. It is very possible that your contact is busy and stretched too thin to timely respond.
However, it can also mean that your contact has referred your matter to CI. If that happens, you may not know about it until CI makes some contact that alerts you to the investigation. CI has the power to request your records directly from your financial institutions without your knowledge or approval. They can interview your tax preparer, employees, business associates, even friends and family. Convictions for criminal tax violations have serious consequences, including substantial penalties and incarceration. The earlier you get counsel involved the better chance you have in mitigating whatever consequences you may face.
If you have a tax dispute with the State of Missouri or the State of Kansas, we can represent you.