Tax Controversy

Tailored Solutions to Resolve Issues Quickly

Unresolved tax concerns can lead to financial stress, and the complexity of each issue can be overwhelming. The Tax Controversy Practice at Bennett Thrasher provides direct access to a dedicated team of controversy specialists that have inside knowledge of the Internal Revenue Service and can offer custom solutions to match your unique situation and provide you with peace of mind. We help clients address potential risks and manage controversy and tax disputes that result from the complex rules and regulations in the U.S. and internationally. Our experienced technicians can work with you to develop strategies for handling IRS audits, collection matters, penalty notices, and other tax-compliance issues — preparing defendable arguments and being a strong and effective advocate on your behalf.  As a benefit of having IRS experience, we help lessen the burden on taxpayers by actively interacting with the IRS to protect your interests and tax position.

Our team represents clients throughout the controversy process to resolve your tax audits, collection issues and other tax-related disputes. You will benefit from an efficient and proactive approach to resolution.

Some of the controversy areas we specialize in include:

Field Audits – Our tax controversy specialists draw on years of IRS audit field work and assist individuals, partnerships and corporations in all industry sectors, navigate the field audit process from beginning to resolution.

Correspondence Audits – Resolving issues through a prompt and thorough response to correspondence audits may increase your likelihood of a favorable conclusion. Our audit services are designed to keep these problems from escalating – a key goal in replying to the IRS.

Post Audit Issue Resolution – Working with taxpayers to appeal a tax controversy matter that has not been resolved during the audit is essential to the resolution process. We can advise the best course of action by utilizing our post audit advisory services that are tailored to your specific needs, including those involving managerial conferences, fast track settlements, appeals and more.

Pre-Filing Risk Assessments – By helping you understand the possible risks prior to filing a return, our tax controversy team can apply years of perspective from working inside the IRS to address potential IRS issues before they arise.

IRS Penalty and Collection Notices –Our goal is to help you prevent a penalty from being asserted or abating a previously asserted penalty.  We will assist you in analyzing your financial situation and design the best approach to handle IRS collection notices.

Advisory Services on Other Tax Compliance-related Matters – In situations where there is a triggering event that would cause a company or individual to disclose or address a tax problem relating to a return filing, our tax controversy technicians work together with you to design the most advantageous approach to your circumstances.

Meet Our Dedicated Experts

To learn more about our tax controversy services, please contact James Pickett by calling 770.396.2200.