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Protecting the rights of Taxpayers in Tax Audits
If your income tax return or your business’s income tax return has been selected for a tax audit, many people get confused and stressed. This is not unusual. You want and need an experienced attorney with knowledge of the internal workings of IRS in order to alleviate your stress and confusion.  In taxpayer audits, the burden of proof is on the taxpayer. It is therefore important that you preserve all your records and all your communications with the IRS. Simply put, if you cannot prove a deduction you claimed on your return, it will be disallowed by the agent. Why do you need an attorney then? Your attorney may be needed to eliminate the penalty that the agent will recommend. We have been very successful in eliminating penalties.

Resolving Tax Disputes with the IRS Appeals Division
Most disputes with IRS are settled or compromised. If not, the attorney can help you obtain the most favorable settlement possible at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Appeals (Appeals). Appeals exists to facilitate negotiation and possible settlement of tax liabilities without going to trial. The stated mission of Appeals is to resolve tax controversies in a fair and impartial basis to both the IRS and the taxpayer, without litigation. IRM 8.1.1.1.  Appeals handles proper timely appeals after the IRS agent examination is completed. It also handles timely appeals of collection actions such as liens, levies, seizures, or denial of installment agreements. Appeals also hears refund claims, collection due process hearings, offers in compromise, and interest abatement claims. IRM 8.1.3.1

Tax Litigation before the US Tax Court
A tax lawyer’s goal in every tax controversy matter should be to resolve the tax dispute quickly and efficiently, at the earliest stage possible, and preferably, without litigation. A non-lawyer can only represent taxpayers only through the agent examination level but not beyond. At the agent level, the IRS gets everything it claims. Taxpayers, however, still have rights beyond the agent examination level. Sometimes, obtaining a successful result requires hiring an attorney to pursue due process rights of taxpayers, including litigating before the Tax Court if the case cannot be resolved at Appeals. The lawyer can also represent you on the following tax matters if cases cannot be resolved with the IRS at the collection level:

​     IRS Collection Matters, in general

  • Offers in Compromise
  • IRS Installment Agreements
  • Federal Tax Liens
  • Jeopardy Assessments
  • Federal Tax Levies
  • Tax Penalty Abatement
  • Innocent Spouse Relief

Contact an Experienced, Discreet and Reliable Los Angeles-Based IRS Tax Controversy Lawyer for a Confidential Consultation.
Hector C. Perez & Associates has offices in Seal Beach, CA bordering Los Angeles County and Orange County. He defends clients throughout Southern California in state and federal courts. He is available to represent select IRS tax controversy clients nationally.

Call Hector C. Perez & Associates at 1-562.799.5524 or contact Hector online to schedule your confidential consultation.