Our Tax Attorneys Got Your Back
Getting a letter from the IRS is never good news. You can just imagine what’s inside that envelope – are you being audited? Is this something that can be appealed? Should I avoid opening the envelope and pretend it doesn’t exist?
Whatever you do, don’t ignore that envelope. Instead, contact the Houston civil and business tax attorneys at Hammond Law Group, PLLC. If you are being audited or facing something much worse, it’s best to have an experienced tax attorney by your side to help you through the process. We’ll make sure you get fair treatment from the IRS and won’t pay anything that you don’t have to.
Tax Settlements and Defense
Unfortunately, many of our clients come to us when the IRS is already investigating them. With the threat of major penalties, even prison time, hanging over their heads, they come to Hammond Law Group, PLLC, in search of an aggressive defense and a settlement offer they can work with. No time is too late whether it’s at the beginning of an investigation or at the end, our Houston civil and business tax lawyers will advise you on your next steps. Our attorneys are experienced in all civil and criminal federal tax cases and are willing to negotiate a proper settlement for you.
We can assist with:
- Tax audits: Organization and preparation is essential in any tax audit. If you have received a notice of audit or if you are involved in an audit with the IRS or other tax authority, Hammond Law Group, PLLC can help guide you through the audit process.
- Tax appeals: Don’t agree with the IRS’ decision? Believe that you have been wronged? You may be able to appeal the IRS’ determination. Our attorneys can help you file an appeal and navigate the appeals process.
- Offers in compromise: An offer in compromise is an agreement with the taxing authority to pay less than the amount owed. But you need an experienced IRS attorney to assist you with the paperwork.
- IRS tax settlements: If you owe the IRS, it can be beneficial to offer a settlement so you can avoid any penalties. We can work with you to figure out the right offer to send the IRS.
- IRS payment plans: Usually, it’s not possible to pay your back taxes in one lump sum. However, you may be able to work out a payment plan with the IRS.
- Payroll taxes: If you are a business owner, then you know that according to the law, payroll taxes are held “in trust” for your employees. If you failed to pay the payroll taxes, you can be held liable for the unpaid taxes. The IRS can assess a penalty of 100 percent of the amount owed, doubling the amount you owe.
- Independent contractor: If you improperly classify an employee as an independent contractor, you could be held liable for unpaid employment taxes.
- Tax preparers and fiduciary responsibility: If you are a tax preparer, CPA, or lawyer, it is important that you understand your obligations under Circular 230. We can explain your responsibilities and represent you if needed.
- Innocent spouse: While each spouse is liable for the full amount of taxes due, there are situations where the IRS will grant relief for an innocent spouse. If your spouse was responsible for the unpaid or unfiled taxes, you may be able to claim innocent spouse relief.
Free Consultation With Our Houston Civil and Business Tax Attorneys
Whether you need representation as an individual or for your business, we can help you understand your options and assert your rights under the tax law. Contact Houston civil and business tax attorneys at Hammond Law Group, PLLC for a free initial consultation. Our main office is in Houston, but we maintain satellite offices in Seattle and Mexico.