If you owe taxes, the government can seize your wages, your bank accounts and your business assets. If you fail to file required tax returns, you can be charged with felony criminal tax evasion, pay large fines and go to prison.
Christian & Small tax litigation lawyers routinely represent clients in tax controversies before federal and state agencies. Clients often hire our firm when they receive a delinquent tax notice or audit notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), owe state sales taxes or need to file required tax returns.
We successfully handle audits, administrative appeals, competent authority relief, collection matters and federal, state and local litigation. We have successfully defended individuals and businesses in examinations, appeals and other disputes with the IRS and states’ departments of revenue.
Once engaged, Christian & Small attorneys take steps to protect you and your rights as a taxpayer. We work to prevent criminal prosecution and begin actively negotiating with the appropriate government agencies to protect seizure of your business and personal assets. We have had great success outlining long-term payment plans for any non-dischargeable debts.
- Successfully defended bank president in tax evasion trial.
- Successfully defended CPA charged with tax fraud.
- Secured a reduction of over $250,000 in payroll taxes owed by a “responsible party.”