Tax Controversy: IRS and State tax dispute resolution
The Meltzer Lippe Tax Controversy group is comprised of highly qualified experienced tax attorneys including attorneys formerly with the office of IRS Chief Counsel and the United States Department of Treasury. In addition, a number of the attorneys in our tax controversy group have worked in private practice in some of the finest law firms in New York City where they have represented taxpayers in controversy matters. Our tax controversy group represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State and New York City Departments of Taxation in addition to other state and local tax authorities.
We represent clients at all stages during the dispute process: Examinations, Appeals, United States Tax Court and Federal Court of Claims tax litigation, and Collection Division matters including Notices of Liens and Levies, Collection Due Process Appeals, New York State Warrants, New York State driver’s license suspension due to tax liabilities, Offers in Compromise and Installment Agreements. We can handle your case entirely or, if you prefer, work with accounting firms as a team on tax controversy matters. Although we are experienced in litigating cases before the Tax Court, we have favorably resolved cases at every level for clients before the case ever went to court, avoiding costly litigation expenses for clients. Our attorneys are familiar with the inner workings of the taxing authorities, allowing us to help streamline the process and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients who have a tax controversy matter. We are also readily available to address your concerns including time-sensitive matters such as your receipt of an IRS or New York State tax notice that requires an immediate response.
We represent a broad group of clients, including corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, pensions plans and exempt organizations, and high net worth individuals in investment banking, law, real estate, medicine, entertainment, fashion, media, construction, manufacturing, sports, and technology.
We handle all types of income tax, employment tax, corporate tax, estate & gift tax issues, responsible person assessments, payroll tax, sales & use tax, residency issues, income allocation, pension plan compliance, exempt organization examinations, innocent spouse, penalty abatements.