Trusted Paradise Valley IRS Tax Lawyers Ready To Help You
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the federal government agency responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing the Internal Revenue Code. The IRS accepts most tax returns without issue; however, a small percentage of returns contain errors. If the IRS suspects that a filer misreported their income or expenses, made a mathematical error, or is engaged in fraud, it can take various measures to investigate the return. Depending on the results of an IRS investigation, the agency can issue additional penalties, place a federal tax lien, issue a tax levy, and even bring criminal charges.
No one wants to be the focus of an IRS investigation. The natural reaction when receiving a letter from the IRS in the mail is to panic. However, you have options. At Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC, our knowledgeable Paradise Valley tax controversy lawyers provide diligent, skillful representation to both individual and business taxpayers in all types of tax-related matters. Our team of dedicated tax attorneys has extensive experience. In fact, both Attorney Kaczmarek and Attorney Jojola spent significant time working as trial attorneys for the IRS. Regardless of the tax problem you are facing, our proven Paradise Valley IRS tax attorneys can help.
Helping Paradise Valley Residents and Businesses Through All Types of Tax Issues
At Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC, we are not general practice lawyers who occasionally handle a tax controversy case here or there. We are certified tax law specialists exclusively dealing with tax matters. The following are among those issues that we most frequently handle:
Tax Audit Representation
Each year, the IRS selects certain tax returns that it wants to audit or take a closer look at. The IRS’s official stance is that it uses “random selection and computer screening” based on a statistical formula to determine which tax returns to audit. The IRS can conduct an audit in three ways: a correspondence audit, an office audit, or a field audit. Correspondence audits most often consist of a request for specific documentation and can often be resolved through the mail. Office audits are conducted at an IRS field office and are typically limited to the inspection of a few specific items. Field audits are the most detailed, and take place at the taxpayer’s home or place of business. At Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC, our knowledgeable Paradise Valley IRS tax lawyers offer reasoned advice to clients facing an IRS audit, helping them prepare for the tax audit.
Applications of Innocent Spouse Relief
When the IRS determines that a taxpayer made an error on their return, it can affect not only the person that filled out and filed the return, but also their spouse. The general rule is that spouses are jointly liable for a couple’s tax debt. However, the IRS provides an avenue for innocent spouses to obtain relief from tax debt, penalties, and accrued interest. At Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC, our skilled Paradise Valley IRS tax attorneys have helped countless clients successfully prepare innocent spouse relief applications.
Employment Tax Compliance and Defense
Employment taxes, or payroll taxes, are taxes that employers and employees must pay based on the wages, tips, and salaries paid to employees. These include federal income tax, Social Security tax, Medicare tax, and state and federal unemployment tax. Fulfilling the tax obligations of a business can be complicated, and even well-intentioned businesses can run afoul of the strict dictates of the law. At Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC, we help companies meet their tax obligations and help them come back into compliance.
Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Defense
The IRS is responsible for ensuring that businesses withhold and deposit payroll and employment taxes. In some cases, the IRS can come after a person who willfully fails to collect and deposit these taxes. At Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC, we have a detailed understanding of the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, and the know-how to defend against these claims.
While the vast majority of tax controversy cases are resolved through settlement, that will not always be the case. When litigation cannot be avoided, taxpayers deserve to have an experienced, knowledgeable attorney representing their interests. At Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC, we have the skills and experience needed to litigate any tax controversy case against the IRS or other taxing authority.
Regardless of the specific tax problem you or your business is dealing with, the Paradise Valley tax attorneys at Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC can help. From our first meeting, you will feel an immediate relief knowing that you are in capable hands.
Reach Out to an Experienced Paradise Valley Tax Lawyer Today
If you are dealing with an IRS tax dispute, we can help. At Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC, we have extensive, hands-on experience helping individuals and businesses resolve their tax issues. Our knowledgeable Paradise Valley IRS tax lawyers can help guide you through what is often a very stressful and anxiety-inducing experience by providing you with effective representation and invaluable peace of mind. To learn more, contact Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC today by phone or through our online form.