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IRS Civil Tax Audits

Maryland Tax Attorney Resolving IRS Civil Tax Audits

Thorn Law Group is a recognized leader in helping clients manage and resolve IRS civil tax audits.  Our firm represents taxpayers throughout the Maryland region, across the nation and around the world in complicated tax controversies and disputes.  We are highly regarded by individual taxpayers, corporations, banks and other institutions as a skilled tax law team with the tools and resources necessary to achieve positive outcomes for our clients in the most challenging and sensitive tax law situations.  

When a client is facing an IRS audit, our lawyers draw upon more than 80 years of collective experience to guide the client through all aspects of the civil audit process.  We recognize that undergoing an audit can be a stressful and challenging time.  Our attorneys work directly with our clients throughout the entire audit the process to help them understand what is happening and provide the legal advice they need to deal with a difficult situation.  As former IRS attorneys, our lawyers have a unique understanding of how IRS agents initiate and conduct audits and investigations.  Whether the taxes being examined involve individual or business income, employment taxes, or estate and gift taxes, we know how to manage the process and are committed to resolving the audit as quickly and effectively as possible. 

Managing a Full Range of IRS Civil Audits

The attorneys at Thorn Law Group have an extensive understanding of the complex issues and problems that can arise throughout the audit process.  When a client is the subject of an audit our lawyers coordinate with IRS revenue agents to set strict parameters for the audit process.  We leverage our extensive knowledge of IRS audit rules and procedures to protect our clients’ interests while preventing potential abuses by the IRS.   Our lawyers manage a full range of civil audits, including audits involving:

  • Individual Income Taxes
  • Business Income Taxes
  • Partnership Taxes / TEFRA
  • Employment Taxes
  • Payroll Taxes and Trust Fund Recovery Penalties
  • Worker Classification Audits
  • Offshore Accounts and Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)
  • Tax Penalties
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Use and Excise Taxes
  • Return Preparer Penalties
  • Tax Shelter Investigations/Tax Shelter Promoter Investigations
  • Conservation and Façade Easements
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Valuations
  • Residency
  • Private Inurement and Excessive Compensation 

In some cases, tax issues are unable to be resolved at the audit level.  In such instances, taxpayers have the option to request the IRS Office of Appeals to review the matter.  The attorneys at Thorn Law Group have successfully resolved many cases through the IRS Office of Appeals process.  Our lawyers have an extensive understanding of how the appeals process operates and are well positioned to negotiate an effective resolution on behalf of our clients. 

Contact Thorn Law Group

If you have been contacted by the IRS for an audit, you should discuss your situation with an experienced tax law firm as soon as possible.  Contact the Maryland satellite offices of Thorn Law Group today at (240) 235-5096 or Kevin Thorn, Managing Partner, at ket@thornlawgroup.com.  We will review your matter confidentially and work with you to develop a plan to manage and resolve the IRS audit process.

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