IRS Administrative Appeals
Technical Understanding of the Audit Process
IRS tax audits can place serious financial and emotional burdens on individuals and businesses. These investigations are often stressful, time-consuming and intrusive. When businesses and individuals learn they may be the subject of an IRS investigation, they need to have a dedicated tax lawyer on their side to fully represent and protect their interests.
Thorn Law Group specializes in representing individual taxpayers, businesses, trusts, estates, partnerships, high-net-worth individuals, family offices and other entities in the U.S. and abroad who are under civil audit by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. We are former IRS lawyers with an extensive understanding of IRS operations and how revenue agents are required to proceed in civil tax audits. Our legal team is exceptionally well-positioned to counsel and represent clients in sensitive and complex IRS audit situations. Each lawyer at our firm aims to resolve tax issues and close audits as quickly as possible to limit the amount of taxes, penalties and interest due.
Skilled Legal Counsel in IRS Administrative Appeals
Unfortunately not all tax issues can be resolved at the IRS audit level. In these circumstances, a skilled lawyer at Thorn Law Group will navigate the client through the process of making a successful appeal to the IRS Office of Appeals (“IRS Appeals”).
The IRS Appeals is a neutral body within the IRS that is dedicated to resolving disputes between taxpayers and the IRS without the need for litigation. The attorneys at Thorn Law Group have experienced great success resolving unfavorable audits utilizing the IRS Appeals process and negotiating offers in compromise (OIC) on behalf of our clients. The OIC program allows a taxpayer to negotiate a settled amount with the IRS that is less than the full amount owed, giving the taxpayer a fresh start.
The attorneys at Thorn Law Group are committed to achieving the best possible result for each of our clients. Our experience as former IRS attorneys provides us with a unique appreciation of the procedures and options employed by IRS appeals officers. This expertise allows each IRS lawyer at our firm to evaluate cases to determine when an appeal is appropriate and to successfully represent clients throughout the IRS appeals process. When necessary, the attorneys at Thorn Law Group are prepared to aggressively litigate unsuccessful cases before the U.S. Tax Court and other federal courts.
Comprehensive Legal Counsel
Our attorneys handle all aspects of IRS tax audits, disputes and appeals, including:
- IRS civil tax audits
- IRS administrative appeals
- Offshore account/foreign bank account reporting
- Tax penalty relief
- IRS liens, levies & seizures
- Employment tax disputes
- Worker classification audits
- Tax shelter investigations
- Tax shelter promoter investigations
- Conservation and façade easement disputes
- Historic tax credits
- Return preparer penalties