Tax Controversy & Tax Audit Attorney

The IRS, Comptroller of Maryland, and DC Office of Tax and Revenue are not parties with whom you want to find yourself in a tax law dispute. They are relentless in collecting the money they think is due, and the taxing agencies will employ the full strength of the government against you. When faced with threats for back taxes, levies, liens, collections and garnishments, many people simply do not know what to do. If you find yourself in a tax audit or tax controversy situation, the tax attorneys at Longman & Van Grack can help. Our tax attorneys are very familiar with litigating against each governmental tax entities; in fact, one of our attorneys is the former Chair of the Tax Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

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Our tax attorneys have assisted our individual and business clients in all types of federal and state tax controversies, including audits, administrative appeals, tax court litigation, collection appeals hearings and the offer-in-compromise process. Some of the more common issues we help our clients address are disputes arising over:

  • Disallowance of Business Expenses
  • Fraudulent Conveyances
  • “Hobby Loss”
  • Innocent Spouse
  • Unreported Income
  • Collection Actions
  • Federal Tax Audits
  • State Tax Audits
  • Tax Lien to Judgment
  • Shareholder Basis
  • Civil Fraud Penalty
  • Collection Due Process
  • Employee/Independent Contractor Status
  • Liability for Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
  • Freedom of Information Act Requests
  • Non-Filers/Estimated Tax Assessments

Our goal in every situation is to resolve the dispute with the IRS and/or the Maryland Comptroller and/or DC Office of Tax and Revenue to the client’s satisfaction and as efficiently and discreetly as possible. In most cases, this can be accomplished administratively, without going to tax court, but our tax attorneys are experienced in litigating tax claims in court as well.

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In order to head off more serious tax litigation problems, we actively seek a leadership role in analyzing communications and preparing comprehensive and precise responses to the inquiries of the taxing authorities for our clients. Early involvement in each and every tax controversy allows us to use our knowledge of the law and available legal procedures to explain complex substantive and technical issues. Our significant tax experience shows that this direct approach provides our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the alternative strategies available to them for resolving confusing and highly stressful situations in a beneficial and expedient manner.

If the case cannot be resolved administratively, each tax attorney at Longman & Van Grack are not afraid to litigate. Our past cases keep us at the cutting edge of evolving administrative and judicial practice and procedures. Relying on our courtroom experience, we develop and implement efficient, effective and thorough trial strategies to protect our client’s interests in tax controversy matters. Our tax litigation experience enables us to be prepared for all the twists, turns, and surprises associated with trial advocacy.

If you fail to promptly address issues raised by the IRS, the State of Maryland, or the District of Columbia now, it may be impossible for a tax lawyer to undo all the damage in the future. Contact the tax lawyers at Longman & Van Grack today at (301) 291-5027 to schedule a consultation. Our experienced team of tax controversy and tax audit lawyers, based in Bethesda, Maryland, Rockville, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Tysons Corner, VA are prepared to help you resolve your tax-related issues as efficiently and discreetly as possible.

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With Offices in Bethesda, MD and Rockville, MD, the attorneys at Longman & Van Grack assist clients throughout Washington, DC and Maryland including Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, Silver Spring, and Wheaton.Hiring an attorney is an important decision which should not be based solely on advertising. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

With Offices in Maryland (Rockville or Bethesda), Virginia (Tysons Corner), and Washington, DC, the attorneys at Longman & Van Grack assist clients throughout Washington, DC and Maryland including Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George's County, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, Silver Spring, and Wheaton. Hiring an attorney is an important decision which should not be based solely on advertising. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.