Baltimore Tax Attorney
Maryland Tax Lawyers - Helping those with IRS Tax Problems throughout Baltimore, Annapolis, DC and surrounding areas
Taxpayers have the right to challenge actions taken, or proposed by state and federal tax authorities. They have the right to retain representation to defend them and guide them through the administrative appeal, and when necessary, the judicial process.
Whether a taxpayer disagrees with a proposed increase in tax, needs assistance during a criminal investigation, needs relief from a wage garnishment, lien or levy, or wishes to enter one of the many state or federal voluntary disclosure programs, the Baltimore tax attorneys at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg know how to defend taxpayers and help resolve their tax problems.
Baltimore Tax Attorneys Solve Common Tax Problems
Each tax problem often has its own administrative or judicial procedure that must be followed in order to get a resolution. For those living in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Maryland tax lawyers are in abundance.
Some common tax problems include:
- Tax audits
- Criminal prosecution
- Foreign bank accounts and assets
- Tax Collections
- Unfiled Returns
Facing a Tax Audit? Maryland Tax Attorneys Can Help
A tax audit or examination is a review of your tax return by the tax authority. Taxpayers have rights through the audit process and the auditor must follow certain procedures during the examination.
Your representative can help protect these rights and advise you during the examination. If the payer disagrees with the proposed increase in tax or penalties, they have a limited period time to dispute the adjustments through an administrative appeal, or through the appropriate judicial forum before the proposed adjustment are assessed, and the tax authority attempts to collect the deficiency due. If there are potential criminal or fraudulent issues that may be discovered, it is critical to have an experienced tax attorney represent you during the civil audit.
Criminal Tax Defense Attorney
Tax and law enforcement authorities are always looking for non-compliant taxpayers to make an example of to deter others from non-compliance. Tax crimes, and related financial crimes, such as failure to file a tax or information return, failure to pay taxes, filing false returns, bribery, embezzlement, and structuring are serious charges that carry heavy financial fines and incarceration terms. A criminal tax defense attorney will represent the taxpayer through the investigation, prosecution, and if applicable, sentencing stages of case. Baltimore tax attorneys at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg have long represented those facing criminal tax matters in this area and look forward to continuing our tradition of success.
A Tax Attorney Can Limit Foreign Bank Account Penalties
Many U.S. taxpayers who have foreign bank accounts or foreign financial assets do not know they are required to disclose their account, or that they must report their worldwide income on their U.S. income tax return. Failure to comply with these obligations can result in substantial civil penalties and criminal tax prosecutions.
The IRS and Department of Justice, Tax Division, are gathering information from thousands of taxpayers’ voluntary disclosures, whistleblower claims, and foreign financial institutions to investigate and identify taxpayers who have not yet come into compliance. Experienced international tax lawyers can help Maryland-area residents understand their obligations and options for coming into compliance through one of the IRS, Offshore Programs. If a taxpayer does not complete such a program before the IRS initiates a civil examination or a criminal investigation, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg can provide guidance through the administrative procedures and representation in the appropriate judicial forum.
Contact a Tax Lawyer if the IRS has Filed a Lien or Other Collection Notice
Federal and state tax authorities have extensive tools to collect outstanding tax liabilities. These include filing a notice of tax lien, levying financial accounts, garnishing wages, seizing account receivables and assets, foreclosing real property, and intercepting tax refunds.
In tax collection matters, a taxpayer has options, rights and responsibilities. If the enforced collection action, or the proposed action, jeopardizes a taxpayer’s ability to meet their monthly expenses or operate their business, or if the tax authority has violated taxpayers rights in the collection matter, the taxpayer can request an administrative appeals hearing, or if necessary, seek relief in U.S. Tax Court.
Unfiled Tax Returns? Maryland Tax Attorneys Can Help
If a taxpayer has years of unfiled tax returns, the taxing authority may:
- Prepare a substitute tax return that may show more tax due than what the taxpayer would otherwise owe
- Assess substantial penalties and interest
- Refer the case for criminal prosecution.
To avoid criminal prosecution, taxpayers who want to come into compliance can make a voluntary disclosure, by requesting preclearance, and agreeing to cooperate and file several years of missing tax returns. Those who have filed inaccurate returns for several years, can also make a voluntary disclosure and file accurate amended tax returns. Experienced tax lawyers in Baltimore can advise area-residents with unfiled returns through the administrative process while protecting attorney-client communications under the attorney-client privilege. An accountant can help a taxpayer with their unfiled tax returns, but the accountant will be required to testify and disclosure communication with the taxpayer if the case must be litigated.
Our tax lawyers resolve litigation in and out of court
It is our objective to successfully resolve tax disputes as efficiently and quickly as possible. As a result, most of our cases are resolved during administrative proceedings and settlements reached with federal and state tax authorities.
When litigation is required, our team is equipped and prepared to proceed to trial. Our tax attorneys include former clerks of the U.S. Tax Court, interns at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and members of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the U.S. District Court of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
We represent our clients in various courts including:
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. district courts
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. Appellate Courts
- Maryland Tax Court
- Maryland circuit and appellate courts
- D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings
Talk to a Baltimore tax attorney today
If you are seeking counsel for a tax litigation matter please call Brian Crepeau at 410.649.4981 or email email@example.com.