TAX ISSUES

Tax issues fall into a number of separate categories.  Initially, we need to determine what type of tax issue you’re facing.  We represent clients with numerous tax controversy issues, including collection, audit, trust fund recovery penalty, innocent spouse relief, and tax litigation. Our Scottsdale tax lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced lawyers who are here to help you.

Collection: When an individual or business owes money to the IRS, the IRS begins sending notices in the mail. These letters from the IRS start off as gentle reminders but quickly take a more threatening tone. If an unresolved tax issue is left unaddressed, the IRS can file a federal tax lien against the recipient or levy an asset. However, in most cases, there is a reasonable explanation for why a business or individual owes the money to the IRS. At Kaczmarek & Jojola, we represent individuals and businesses in all types of IRS tax collection matters. Often, during our first meeting, we help develop an effective and manageable plan to resolve your outstanding tax issues.

Audit: If the IRS believes that something contained in a tax return is out of the ordinary, it can conduct an audit. For most taxpayers and businesses, receiving news of an audit is a frightening experience. Much of this fear, however, stems from the unknown. At Kaczmarek & Jojola, our experienced Scottsdale tax lawyer help businesses and individuals safely deal with all types of IRS audits, including field audits, correspondence audits, and office audits.

Trust Fund Recovery: The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a penalty that the IRS can assess against a person who is responsible for collecting and paying certain taxes, including employment taxes and payroll taxes. To assess a TFRP, the IRS must prove both that an individual is the party responsible for paying the tax and that they willfully failed to do so. At Kaczmarek & Jojola, our team of dedicated Scottsdale tax attorneys are among the few lawyers in the area who can confidently handle this niche area of tax law.

Innocent Spouse Relief: It may seem incomprehensible that the IRS could come after a spouse based on problems with a return they did not prepare. Yet, it is not uncommon. However, spouses who have no knowledge of an erroneous return may be able to avoid liability by qualifying for innocent spouse relief. At Kaczmarek & Jojola, we have extensive experience handling innocent-spouse claims.

Litigation: While the majority of IRS tax disputes settle without the need for a trial, in some cases, litigation cannot be avoided. As experienced Scottsdale tax attorneys, we can effectively represent you in whatever tax issues you are facing.

831(b) Captive Insurance Defense: In recent years, the IRS has become increasingly aggressive when it comes to captive insurance programs. In some situations, businesses receive notices of an audit despite their best efforts to comply with all laws and regulations. At Kaczmarek & Jojola, we have handled over 100 captive insurance cases and understand this complex intersection of tax and insurance law.

Yacht Leasing Business Representation: For a variety of reasons, yacht leasing businesses and their clients often face heightened scrutiny from the IRS. At Kaczmarek & Jojola, we command an in-depth knowledge of the unique tax issues facing the yacht leasing business, providing accurate guidance and effective representation to yacht charter companies and their clients regarding IRS audits, appeals, and Tax Court representation.

“If you’re facing any of these tax issues, call us. Our highly-skilled Scottsdale tax lawyers can help.”