Appealed Tax Bill of Over $104,000 (plus penalties) and Settled for $13,000!
A small family owned business was the target of an IRS audit claiming they had underreported gross receipts and owe over $104,000 in additional taxes and penalties. The restaurant had already closed down the business and there was no way they could satisfy the outstanding tax debt. After being overwhelmed by aggressive IRS agents, the business hired us to represent them in the IRS appeals process.
During the appeals process, our firm diligently worked with local counsel to resolve the case. We analyzed the business from open to close and then employed many tax minimization strategies to the lower the overall debt. We educated the appeals officer on the client’s specific business practices and also utilized our CPA knowledge to recreate many business records that were missing. Through skillful presentation and negotiation, our tax litigation attorneys persuaded local counsel that the IRS over assessed our client and we settled the case for under $13,000 with no penalties!