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    The Law Offices of David W. Klasing

    Renowned for its azure Atlantic waters and the rhythmic pulse of South Florida’s culture, Miami is a beacon of global connectivity, seamlessly linking the Americas to the world. Its flourishing economy, driven by international trade, finance, and tourism, is a testament to its growth and potential. However, beneath the allure of its pristine beaches and iconic skyline, there’s a sobering reminder of the complexities of federal and international tax regulations.

    Miami’s stature as a global nexus means that many of its residents and businesses have intricate financial ties that span continents. Such global connections lead to multifaceted tax situations, from reporting foreign earnings to complex international business transactions. The IRS’s heightened scrutiny of international tax compliance, especially in a city as diverse and economically vibrant as Miami, accentuates the need for rigorous tax planning and adherence.

    The implications are profound for businesses and individuals with international dealings, especially those trading across the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Understanding the intricacies of international tax agreements, the implications of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and ensuring alignment with the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) are monumental tasks, made even more daunting by the IRS’s intensified focus on international tax evasion.

    If not adequately addressed, IRS tax audits can result in substantial penalties, accumulating interest, and even severe criminal tax repercussions. Whether you’re an individual with overseas assets or a business grappling with complex federal tax scenarios, the challenges are manifold. The complexities are vast, from managing international income to understanding payroll taxes or strategizing business transitions with federal tax implications. While the initial reaction to an IRS audit might be immediate compliance, this often doesn’t favor the taxpayer. Consequently, having a dual-licensed Tax Audit Attorney and CPA by your side is vital, ensuring you’re well-versed with your rights and preventing the IRS from exploiting potential gaps in your knowledge.

    Introducing the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing

    In the vast expanse of Miami’s legal and financial landscape, The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing stands as a beacon of unmatched proficiency in federal tax audit defense. This isn’t merely another firm; it symbolizes a center of tax excellence led by one of the nation’s most accomplished dual-licensed Tax Attorney and CPA, David W. Klasing. His notable A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a perfect 10.0 AVVO score testify to his unwavering dedication to exceptional federal tax audit defense representation.

    In a nation with a plethora of attorneys and CPAs, a select 24,000 professionals hold the distinction of dual licensure. Even rarer, only 3,000 have the esteemed credential of having earned a Master’s in Taxation. David W. Klasing, a distinguished member of this elite cadre, harnesses his unparalleled academic and nearly 30 years of practical tax controversy, tax compliance, and tax planning experience to support clients through their IRS tax audit challenges ardently.

    The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing offer a holistic approach to IRS tax audits, blending legal and federal tax services seamlessly. Recognizing the dynamic pace of Miami, we’ve recently unveiled a flexible scheduling system, enabling clients to secure a four-hour flat fee meeting across any satellite location. David W. Klasing will personally travel to any of our virtual offices to meet clients, guaranteeing clients a direct, customized experience without additional travel expenses. This would need to be proceeded by a one-hour reduced rate initial phone or encrypted go-to-meeting reduced rate initial consultation to warrant travel to the East Coast from California to make sure we are a good fit for your current needs.

    Our dual-licensed Tax Audit Attorneys and CPAs undergo a thorough analysis of every client’s financial situation, leading to a defense strategy tailored to their unique needs. As the IRS intensifies its enforcement actions, it’s crucial to have a robust defense strategy in place. Our team, fortified with extensive knowledge of IRS tax audits, is adept at countering IRS strategies, presenting your case in the most favorable light, and striving to minimize federal tax liabilities and related civil or criminal tax penalties. Engaging our services is straightforward: schedule a reduced-rate initial consultation or call us at 800-681-1295, and we’ll address your federal tax challenges with the dedication and proficiency you deserve.

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    An IRS tax audit is a meticulous evaluation of a taxpayer’s federal tax returns to validate the correctness of the disclosed financial details. Given the vast number of federal tax returns—over 230 million—filed annually, the IRS utilizes advanced computerized statistical methods to pinpoint potential tax return inconsistencies. This system cross-references taxpayer information with data from third parties, such as banks, individuals, and businesses. If tax discrepancies arise, the IRS determines the need for a more detailed federal tax audit.

    Should there be particular concerns with the federal tax data provided, a taxpayer might receive a notification that an IRS agent intends to examine certain records more closely. For example, indications of undisclosed income can attract immediate attention from an IRS examiner. This could escalate to an extensive tax audit or even a covert Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigation, which might result in severe civil and criminal tax consequences.

    Eggshell Audits: A Closer Look

    An Eggshell Audit is a civil tax audit where the federal tax return(s) under examination contain significant discrepancies. These discrepancies could be due to a material understatement of income, an overstatement of deductions, or claiming credits that the taxpayer wasn’t entitled to. The result is that the taxpayer showed less tax liability than they would have if a complete and accurate tax return had been filed. These errors can arise from mere negligence, which might result in a 20% negligence penalty on any additional income tax found to be owed under the tax audit. However, if the errors are intentional, indicating underlying criminal tax issues, the consequences can be severe, ranging from a 75% fraud penalty to 3 to 5 years in jail per felony count.

    Key Points

    • Nature of Eggshell Audits: These audits are delicate because there’s a known issue on the federal tax return that could escalate to a criminal tax violation if discovered by the IRS;
    • Potential Consequences: If discrepancies in the federal tax return are deemed intentional, suggesting potential tax fraud, repercussions can be severe. Such oversights or missteps can lead to stringent civil and criminal tax penalties, which sometimes can include prosecution, incarceration & restitution;
    • Primary Objectives: During such a federal tax audit, the goals are to prevent the emergence of a criminal tax investigation, avoid civil tax fraud penalties, minimize additional tax and interest, and reduce the number of tax years under audit.

    Reverse Eggshell Audits: The Hidden Challenge

    Reverse Eggshell Audits are notably complex, involving both civil and criminal tax inquiries. In these situations, what appears to be a standard civil tax audit masks an underlying criminal tax investigation. The taxpayer and their representative might not be aware of the underlying criminal tax implications.

    Indicators of a Reverse Eggshell Audit

    • The Revenue Agent becomes unresponsive or focuses heavily on the taxpayer’s “intent

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    Main Office

    Orange County
    2601 Main St. Penthouse Suite
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 681-3502

    Our headquarters is located in Irvine, CA. Our beautiful 19,700 office space is staffed full-time and always available for our clients to meet with our highly qualified and experienced staff of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants and Enrolled Agents. We also offer virtual consultations and can travel to meet with clients in one of our satellite offices.

    Outside of our 4 hour initial consultation option, we do not charge travel time or travel expenses when traveling to one of our Satellite offices, or surrounding business districts, where it is necessary to meet personally with taxing authority personnel, make court appearances, or any in person meeting deemed necessary for the effective representation of a client. To make this as flexible, efficient, and convenient as possible, David W. Klasing is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and Utilizes the Firms Cirrus SR22 to service client’s in California and in the Southwest by air. Offices outside these areas are serviced via commercial jet airlines. None of these costs are charged to our clients.

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