• IRS Controversy Tax Services

    When you need the security of representation by a knowledgeable and respected professional who understands the dynamics and intricacies of the IRS, our IRS Controversy specialists can help.

    Our IRS Controversy professionals can help you and your business when you have problems with the IRS.

    Representation at IRS audits
    Penalty abatements
    Lien releases and discharges
    Installment agreements
    Representation at IRS appeals conferences
    Representation at employment tax audits
    Representation at trust fund recovery penalties
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IRS Controversy

  • An investigation notice from the IRS is a moment everyone dreads... 

    If you are called in before the IRS, you need to have representation by a knowledgeable and respected professional who understands the dynamics and intricacies of the IRS.

    Paul Dougherty CPA, J.D., a partner at EisnerAmper, has significant experience in the field of IRS Controversy and has assisted clients with:

    • Representation at IRS audits 
    • Lien releases and discharges
    • Penalty abatements
    • Offers in compromise
    • Installment agreements
    • Representation at IRS appeals conferences 
    • Representation re: employment tax audits
    • Representation re: trust fund recovery penalties

    Some examples of recent cases illustrate how Paul Dougherty and the IRS Controversy professionals at EisnerAmper can help you and your business when you have problems with the IRS:

    • An individual taxpayer was assessed $2.5 million in income tax as a result of an IRS Examination. Met with IRS Appeals Office in Florida and settled the case for $80,000.
    • An electrical contractor owed $1 million in payroll taxes, penalty and interest. The IRS Collection Division agreed to abate $350,000 in penalty and accepted $650,000 as payment in full.
    • An individual taxpayer was assessed $900,000 in Trust Fund Recovery Penalty. Filed an Offer in Compromise and settled the case for $13,000.
    • A manufacturing company was unable to refinance their existing bank debt because of IRS liens. We were able to obtain a subordination agreement from the IRS that allowed them to refinance their debt.
    • The IRS obtained from a taxpayer an extension of time to collect tax. We were able to get District Counsel to withdraw the extension of time because it was obtained under duress, thereby not collecting any money from the taxpayer.

    Paul Dougherty has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree from New York Law School and has passed both the New York and New Jersey State Bar examinations. He has a Master of Science degree in Taxation.

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