We are a team of experienced, award-winning, hard-hitting tax attorneys in San Diego. As tax negotiators, we protect your property and prosperity from the IRS and state taxing agencies.






Dallo Law Group is a boutique tax law firm that focuses exclusively on tax problem resolution.  Founder Michael Dallo is a San Diego tax attorney who holds an advanced Masters of Laws Degree in Taxation, is a CPA, Certified Tax Law Specialist, and a Professor of Taxation at the University of San Diego.  Michael oversees all the cases that come into the firm and meets with every client.  As an experienced tax lawyer, Michael has extensive experience in developing creative legal solutions for your tax problems.  As a CPA, he is never blind-sided by twists on tax returns. When it matters, be sure your representative has a successful track record and all the skills needed to stop the IRS and protect your assets. We are consistently rated as the best tax attorney San Diego has to offer and are endorsed by political analysts and hosts of AM 600 KOGO.

results-focused representation

Preserved business’s ability to hire independent contractors, saving them thousands in back taxes.

Successfully appealed SBA denial of PPP loan forgiveness, saving client over $375,000.

Fully eliminated $91,000 in IRS penalties for employer’s failure to report retirement contributions.

We helped our clients claim over $5M in ERC credits

We have helped approximately 230 businesses claim the credits.

Successfully abated in excess of $375,000 client’s IRS trust fund filing penalties.


When you trust Dallo Law Group to protect your assets and reduce your tax liability, you can rest assured we see the whole picture, never quit, and never accept no for an answer. We exhaust every possible avenue and keep you honestly informed about what to expect from the IRS. Whatever you are facing, our tax experts have dealt with it before. Whether you have been notified of an IRS tax audit, want to file an IRS audit appeal, owe back taxes, or have failed to report foreign bank accounts to the IRS, we can help you, as we have helped thousands of others. You have a lot on the line and deserve a fresh start; selecting the right San Diego tax lawyer and CPA can mean all the difference in solving your tax problems. We’re here to make your IRS tax problems solved, San Diego.

When your assets and your future are on the line, you need a dedicated tax law firm with a complete arsenal of weapons to combat the IRS and the State of California.  CPAs don’t have the training in toe-to-toe negotiation and complex legal interpretation that you can expect from a good tax attorney.  But attorneys don’t have the background in analyzing tax returns line by line, which can put them at the mercy of the IRS. To win the best possible outcome for your case, you need a firm focused only on tax problem resolution, comprised of experienced IRS tax attorneys and a supervising founder and senior tax experts who are both attorneys and CPAs.


Can the IRS forgive debt?

Under certain circumstances, taxpayers can have their tax debt forgiven. When the IRS considers forgiving your tax liability, the agency looks at your present financial condition first to see if it can’t collect more than you can reasonably pay. If any collection action would force you into a financial crisis where you lose all sense of financial security, the IRS cannot collect the back taxes.

What is the best tax relief program?

Depending on your current tax debt and financial circumstances, there are a number of tax relief solutions that may work for you. Offer in compromise, innocent spouse relief, installment agreements, and penalty abatement among other programs can be some options to consider and choose from. Professional tax relief attorneys like us can help you find the best outcome.

How likely is a tax investigation?

Tax investigations as well as tax audits can be triggered by certain circumstances. If you file tax returns late, pay tax late or make errors that need correcting, these are definite red flags. Others include big abnormalities in your business as compared to other businesses in the industry. Offshore bank accounts can also prompt a tax investigation.

How do I clear my tax debt?

While the majority of taxes cannot be eliminated through bankruptcy, some can if you meet certain criteria. The best way to clear your tax debt is to set up an IRS payment plan. However, if you cannot pay your taxes and your living expenses, within reason, you can ask the IRS to put your account in a “currently-not-collectible” status. Finally, you can consider hiring an attorney who specializes in tax resolution to help you.

What is the tax debt compromise program?

The Offer in Compromise program allows qualifying, financially distressed taxpayers the opportunity to put overwhelming tax liabilities behind them by paying a reasonable portion of their tax debt. Both the IRS and state agencies give consideration to individuals seeking this program and who have qualifying criteria. You must agree to comply with certain terms and conditions before acceptance into a tax debt compromise program.

What happens when the IRS does a tax audit on me or my business?

A tax audit begins with a notice that you get through the mail that will state why your return is being examined, what documents if any the IRS needs from you, and how you should proceed. Once the IRS completes the examination, it may accept your return as it had been filed or propose changes. If the audit pertains to your business, the agency is likely taking a closer look to see whether you properly included all income and took only the deductions and credits allowed by law. In either case, it is your best bet to hire a tax audit defense attorney to smoothly and efficiently get you through the process.

How do I resolve unfiled tax returns?

Not filing your tax return can have costly consequences. Your first step to getting straight is to gather up all the information you need to properly file your tax return. Then you need to monitor return processing and compliance. Under certain circumstances, the IRS may grant you amnesty or reasonable cause which means that your penalties, fines and back tax payments can either be reduced or waived. Finally, the IRS statute of limitations does not apply to unfiled tax returns.

How do I appeal a tax return?

Tax appeals are a common way to resolve disagreements you have with the IRS that relate to items you report on your return. You may request an appeals conference which is an informal meeting in where an impartial officer settles the dispute in the same way a judge does in court. You are entitled to hire a practitioner to represent you at the conference provided they are authorized to practice before the IRS, such as an attorney or CPA. If you are unsatisfied with the officer’s decision, you may file suit in court.

How does the employee retention tax credit benefit California business owners?

Employers from all sorts of industries benefit from the employee retention credit (ERC). It allows businesses to recover up to $26,000 per W-2 employee in tax credit. Luckily it is not a loan, but a direct payment to businesses. Moreover, businesses that have used the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan are still eligible to benefit from the ERC as well.

What happens when you get audited by EDD?

An EDD tax audit entails your business financial documents to be assessed. It can be a stressful process as the state of California tax authority investigates business tax records to differentiate independent contractors from classified workers. Basically, the government wants to make sure business owners are reporting payments made to employees properly and protecting workers’ rights to benefits.

Why HIRE LOCAL San Diego Tax AttorneyS?

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Peace of mind

A tax attorney is the best professional to use to defend your tax filings because this person is the most equipped with knowledge of the tax code and reporting requirements. Moreover, with the added importance of having client privilege, there is no better way to be confident and assured that your best interests are being met.

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IRS tax laws are complicated - making mistakes can be costly

The complexities of California state and IRS federal tax laws require the experience of a specialized tax attorney. Unfortunately, the IRS rarely cares if you did not understand what your tax requirements were; therefore, things can quickly go awry without when you have one-of-a-kind and extremely challenging tax issues.

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Reduce your tax liabilities

Our tax attorneys go beyond handling your tax resolution circumstances in court cases because simply put, understanding tax code is a key part to making smart financial decisions. In fact, a tax attorney can provide advice on investments and retirement planning as well as minimize the risk of potential audits.

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Avoid unnecessary penalties

Seeking assistance and advice from a tax attorney before you file your taxes or when you are going through the process of filing can help you avoid tax penalties after the deadline because you will surely be in compliance. Some avoidable expenses can include penalties for late filing or failing to pay taxes which can lead to interest in any unpaid balance that will continue to accumulate until your tax debt is paid off.

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Minimize chances of a tax audit or get help with an existing audit

Once the IRS does decides to audit you, there is little you can do to stop it; however the good news is that you can greatly reduce the odds that you will be singled out for that extra attention in the first place if you have the right tax attorney on your side. Even if you are in the midst of an audit, retaining a tax attorney can efficiently navigate you through the steps to reach a suitable resolution.

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Get tax relief when you need it the most

For the best outcome and money savings strategies, a tax attorney can steer you on the right path. Whether it is researching your options, communicating with the IRS, negotiating tax settlements, or representing you in court, this professional can match your tax resolution with your unique business and personal situation.

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Get the maximum tax refund

A tax attorney can both maximize your refund and minimize your tax liability because this professional specializes in the interpretation and application of tax laws and policies. This person can assist you in selecting your correct filing status, review your tax deductions, and advise on IRA and/or HSA contributions all of which can help maximize your tax refund.

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Because we are both

tax attorneys and CPAs


we can handle all types of tax resolution cases, from start to finish.  Here are some common tax services that the tax attorneys of Dallo Law Group provide to our clients:

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