Tax Controversy and Advocacy
Whether the issue is one of employment or income tax compliance; off-shore or domestic voluntary disclosure; reporting financial or accounting transactions; dealing with collections or appeals; responding to a challenge made by the IRS, DOJ or another taxing authority; businesses and individuals require subject matter knowledge, procedural expertise, and high-quality advice. EisnerAmper’s Tax Controversy professionals are dedicated to helping business entities and individuals meet these needs.
Our IRS Tax Controversy professionals advocate on behalf of a diverse client base that includes public and private companies of all sizes, high net worth individuals and families, and other operating and special-purpose entities. We represent clients in the U.S. and those with international or off-shore interests. Clients in IRS or DOJ disputes engage us for objective advice and counsel, representation and advocacy in sensitive and complex matters that include audit representation and defense, ruling requests, IRS appeals, negotiating tax penalty abatements, tax controversy, forensic accounting, litigation consulting and voluntary disclosure programs. Attorneys who represent clients challenged by both the IRS and DOJ turn to us in both civil audits and criminal investigations for the accounting and tax litigation support necessary to assist counsel in providing legal advice to their clients.
EisnerAmper’s tax controversy clients benefit from our distinctive approach to client service. First, we infuse each compliance engagement with a philosophy that clients are best-served by year-round, forward-thinking tax perspective, and actively examine ways to identify, examine and mitigate tax risks. Second, all clients receive the attention of senior EisnerAmper professionals. Third, we zealously advocate for our clients based on the facts and circumstances, reasonable tax reporting positions, and IRS and AICPA professional standards; a legacy of forging “reasonable business and individual solutions” between our clients and the IRS, DOJ or other tax authorities provides our clients with immediate and enhanced credibility in matters of inquiry, negotiation and advocacy. Lastly, we recognize that our tax controversy clients are often already served by skilled legal and financial professionals; we are known and recognized for a collaborative ethos in working with them.
EisnerAmper keeps its tax controversy professionals and clients continuously abreast of IRS and DOJ tax developments through ongoing participation as speakers and attendees in a number of issue or industry-specific workshops and conferences, such as the ABA’s Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy Conference, the ABA’s Tax Section’s events, the annual NYU Tax Controversy Forum, national and regional Tax Executive Institute events, and participation on the relevant committees of the AICPA and other professional associations.