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    The Law Offices of David W. Klasing

    Facing a Federal Tax Audit in Miami?

    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. Miami’s unique economic landscape presents distinct federal tax challenges, demanding a legal partner well-versed in the city’s pulse and the intricate federal tax system. 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.

    Our dual-licensed Miami Tax Audit Attorneys and CPAs specialize in confronting these sophisticated tax dilemmas. In the appropriate circumstances, We accurately manage what amounts to the preparation of amended returns, which signify our optimal settlement position, and represent you in intricate IRS Office, Field, and Correspondence audits, putting your interests first to ensure minimal risk and customized solutions. The complexities are vast, from managing international income to understanding payroll taxes or strategizing business transitions with federal tax implications. With nearly three decades of combined tax and legal experience, our award-winning team is a trusted pillar in the Miami tax community. Our federal tax audit practice areas include (but are not limited to) the following:

    Criminal Tax Defense Attorney in Miami

    Renowned for its dynamic financial activities, Miami is not exempt from the intricate challenges of high-risk civil and criminal federal tax controversies. As such, residents and businesses must be aware of potential criminal tax violations and the signs that they might be under a more rigorous investigation by the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID). This is especially so when the taxpayer has a history of blatantly cheating on their federal tax returns and is now under audit and thus fears criminal tax prosecution. Furthermore, a mere oversight can quickly transition from a routine federal tax audit to a potentially catastrophic criminal tax investigation. In Miami’s intricate financial tapestry, taxpayers must be acutely aware of the dual threats posed by the IRS: Civil Tax Fraud and Criminal Tax Evasion. Both carry severe repercussions but differ in nature, evidence requirements, and penalties.

    Criminal tax evasion encompasses a range of intentional/fraudulent actions to evade tax duties. Activities such as providing false statements to the IRS, hiding assets, or willfully neglecting to file tax returns can lead to criminal tax charges. It’s worth noting that the same behavior can result in civil tax fraud and criminal tax evasion charges, with the decision resting on the government’s discretion.

    The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, focusing on high-risk civil and criminal federal tax controversies, is here to offer its focused experience and long track record of success to the residents and businesses of Miami. With the city’s dynamic financial landscape, the challenges of federal tax regulations can be daunting. Our dual-licensed Miami Criminal Tax Defense Attorneys and CPAs are equipped with comprehensive federal tax law expertise and insight into the IRS’s mechanisms, strive to resolve criminal tax investigations, eggshell audits, or reverse eggshell audits promptly, aiming to avert criminal tax prosecution and the potentially devastating fallout of public indictment. Engaging our services at the onset of a high-risk audit / criminal tax investigation maximizes the possibility of a favorable outcome without escalating criminal tax charges. We excel in:

    Dealing with Federal Litigation/Tax Controversy in Miami?

    We understand the intricate dynamics of federal tax litigation in Miami’s demanding financial environment. Our seasoned dual-licensed Miami Tax Litigation Attorneys and CPAs specialize in various services, including navigating sensitive (eggshell) audits, ensuring tax compliance, and advising on reporting positions. Our clients benefit from our strategic handling of disputes related to employment tax, estate and gift tax, cases involving unreported income, and allegations of civil tax fraud. We meticulously assess litigation risks where latent criminal tax issues may exist to secure resolutions as soon as possible, drawing upon our deep understanding of the procedural rules and substantive issues at play. To date, we have never lost in tax court. We won’t take your case if we don’t believe we’ll win. The IRS’s 98% settlement rate is why we’ve never stepped foot in tax court, sparing our clients the most expensive part of tax litigation.

    Should you opt not to settle, our adept litigation attorneys stand ready to craft and deliver a compelling case before the tax court. Through the strategic use of witnesses and evidence, while effectively challenging those presented by the IRS, we aim to highlight the inequity in your tax assessment, ardently advocating for its reduction or outright elimination. In Miami, a city with a bustling population and significant economic activity, federal tax court hearings are held more frequently to accommodate the volume of cases. These sessions are conducted regularly, providing a platform for the timely resolution of federal tax disputes in this dynamic metropolis.

    Our areas of representation extend to rigorously contesting negligence, accuracy, and all other tax penalties, managing complex offshore tax issues and non-compliance, and guiding through domestic and offshore voluntary disclosures and streamlined filings. Tax controversies often arise when a federal tax agency, such as the IRS, believes a tax is owed, and a taxpayer or company disagrees. Conversely, disputes can also emerge when taxpayers believe they are owed a refund. For clients facing heightened scrutiny, we provide robust defense in tax injunctions, tax shelters, promoter investigations, and Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) inquiries and investigations. With a 98% settlement rate, the IRS typically seeks to avoid tax litigation just as much as you’d want. Throughout the controversial process, from pre-audit preparations to litigation in the courts, our dual-licensed Miami Tax Litigation Attorneys and CPAs offer creative problem-solving approaches, controlling the flow of information during audits and presenting persuasive arguments across all stages of tax disputes. We specialize in disputes arising in:

    Get Back into Tax Compliance without Facing Criminal Tax Prosecution

    In the vibrant coastal expanse of Miami, it’s not just the sandy beaches where you’re required to play by the rules. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects the same level of commitment from every taxpayer in the city regarding adherence to federal tax laws. Whether taxpayers have unintentionally overlooked their total federal tax compliance obligations or made deliberate omissions in overstatements or understatements, voluntary disclosure practice presents an opportunity to rectify these missteps and soften the blow of potential civil tax penalties while removing the risk of criminal tax prosecution.

    Our dual-licensed Miami Voluntary Disclosure Attorneys and CPAs provide expert navigation through the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice (VDP). This program is essential for individuals who have willfully understated their federal tax liabilities, offering a systematic and secure avenue to rectify their tax status while avoiding criminal tax prosecution. Our team is committed to facilitating sincere, comprehensive, and prompt disclosures, ensuring proper arrangements to settle outstanding taxes, interests, and penalties. This process effectively serves as a federal tax amnesty for eligible participants.

    Additionally, we adeptly manage the intricacies of various voluntary disclosure routes, such as domestic and offshore procedures, streamlined filings, and submissions for delinquent FBARs and international information returns. As long as a taxpayer who has willfully committed tax avoidance (potentially including non-filed foreign information returns coupled with affirmative evasion of U.S. income tax on offshore income) self-reports the federal tax non-compliance through a domestic or offshore voluntary disclosure before the IRS has started an audit or criminal tax investigation/prosecution, the taxpayer can ordinarily be successfully brought back into tax compliance and receive a nearly guaranteed pass on criminal tax prosecution and simultaneously often receive a break on the civil penalties that would otherwise apply. We deal with:

    Miami IRS Appeals Representation

    Suppose you disagree with the IRS tax audit’s conclusion and subsequent recommendations. In that case, you should know you have the right to an appeal and can have our experienced dual-licensed Miami IRS Appeals Attorney and CPAs represent you. Appeals are generally available solely based on disagreements about the facts or the law in your audit. You must file a formal written protest within 30 days of receiving Letter 525, detailing your objections, the supporting facts, and relevant laws. Suppose you’re dealing with an IRS tax audit, challenging a tax assessment, or seeking relief from IRS collection actions. In that case, our meticulous approach ensures you’re well-prepared for every step of the appeals process. From handling trust fund recovery penalties to disallowed business expenses, we will ardently fight for you, keeping you informed throughout the process.

    Few attorneys are competent to handle the complexities of taxation within the context of an audit or an appeal. It is sometimes said that while the focus of an accountant is accuracy, the focus of an attorney is advocacy. Our office’s expertise and training combine both fields: We place a premium on both accuracy and client advocacy.

    If a resolution isn’t reached, you may petition the U.S. Tax Court within 90 days of receiving a Notice of Deficiency. Two key appeal procedures are the Collection Appeals Program (CAP), which is rapid but final, and the Collection Due Process (CDP), which allows for tax court recourse if necessary. With David W. Klasing‘s tax law and accounting expertise, we provide strategic insight to help you make informed decisions regarding your tax appeal. Whether you need to appeal the IRS’s entire decision or specific rulings, we will educate you about your options and guide you toward a favorable resolution. If you’re unsatisfied with audit outcomes, tax penalties, or other IRS decisions, our skilled representation before appeals officers will ensure your records are detailed and organized, positioning you for a favorable outcome in the appeals process. We handle all types of tax appeals and litigation, including trust fund recovery penalties and disallowed business expenses:

    Consult Our Miami International Tax Attorneys

    Contrary to widespread misconceptions, utilizing foreign bank & financial accounts is completely legal and can serve various legitimate purposes for U.S. taxpayers. Our clients often have diverse reasons for maintaining offshore accounts, ranging from inheriting funds from family members to employing them as part of broader investment or business strategies involving foreign currencies. In some cases, these accounts are set up to safeguard assets amid unstable conditions in their home countries. However, it’s crucial for taxpayers to understand that regardless of their reasons for holding funds in overseas accounts, full FBAR disclosure of these accounts and declaring any offshore income derived through them to the Internal Revenue Service is mandatory.

    At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing in Miami, our International Tax Attorneys and CPAs provide vigilant representation, adeptly navigating the IRS’s aggressive enforcement of unreported global investment income, offshore businesses & financial accounts. Our team offers strategic guidance for American expatriates and multinational businesses, ensuring compliance while minimizing worldwide tax burdens. Now is the time to get the seasoned eyes of legal counsel on your international tax filing history to get you back into compliance in a fashion that minimizes additional tax, penalties, and interest and successfully avoids criminal tax prosecution. We are also associated with top international lawyer Marc Schwartz, a dually licensed International Tax Attorney and CPA, which enriches our capability to address the federal and offshore implications of international tax and estate planning and compliance.

    Our legal services are comprehensive, encompassing counsel on reestablishing federal compliance with offshore tax obligations and representation in criminal tax investigations and prosecutions linked to non-compliance with foreign income and asset laws. We provide expert guidance on whether to participate in the IRS’s Voluntary Disclosure programs, including the latest Streamlined Disclosure Program, both for offshore and domestic matters. Our representation extends to clients seeking to make voluntary disclosures, as well as those facing audits due to previously unmade disclosures, and includes handling FBAR audits. This proactive approach is crucial for clients navigating the evolving landscape of international tax compliance, helping them address their tax concerns effectively while minimizing additional liabilities and avoiding potential legal consequences. Click on the following to learn more:

    Addressing Cryptocurrency Taxation Issues in Miami?

    As of 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has significantly intensified its efforts to ensure compliance in cryptocurrency reporting, focusing especially on large amounts of unreported income. This enhanced focus can be attributed to the increasing mainstream acceptance and usage of digital assets, which necessitates more robust regulatory oversight to ensure tax compliance.

    The increased federal emphasis on cryptocurrency tax compliance has placed tens of thousands of virtual currency users in the IRS’s crosshairs, with a heightened risk of selection for a tax audit or criminal tax investigation. Taxpayers should know that the IRS CAN track cryptocurrency despite misconceptions about anonymity and encryption. It can lead to a high-risk eggshell audit or even a covert criminal tax investigation if not addressed appropriately. The shock is palpable for many when they discover that exchanges of one type of crypto for another are taxable events in the year that they occur, even with no fiat changing hands or that the IRS might have obtained their transaction details from sources like Coinbase. The volatile nature of the crypto market, with its significant highs in 2017 followed by subsequent lows, has left many with substantial tax liabilities, often disproportionate to their current portfolio value.

    If you have unreported cryptocurrency accounts or wallets, you should come forward before it’s too late. By voluntarily reporting cryptocurrency transactions accurately, you may be able to avoid or minimize penalties (or prevent yourself from being criminally prosecuted). Work with our experienced Miami cryptocurrency tax attorneys for trusted cryptocurrency tax help, including John Doe Summons-related tax audit representation and criminal tax defense representation. The exposure is even more significant for those who’ve ventured offshore with cryptocurrency. However, there’s a silver lining: taxpayers who’ve inadvertently committed tax discrepancies can often self-report through voluntary disclosure, potentially avoiding criminal tax prosecution and benefiting from reduced civil tax penalties. Whether you’re dealing with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or any other virtual currency, call our Miami office today at 1-(786)-999-8406 or schedule a reduced-rate initial consultation here, and we will successfully guide you through the record-keeping and reporting procedures required to file the required tax returns. For more information, see the following:

    Worried About Civil or Criminal Liability for Unfiled Federal Tax Returns?

    The U.S., unique in its citizenship-based taxation, imposes stringent tax reporting and disclosure laws, especially for those holding foreign assets. Non-compliance, failing to file or pay taxes, can result in hefty penalties, with a 5% charge on the outstanding tax bill for each month of delay up to 25%. Moreover, undisclosed foreign accounts, once considered safe havens, now carry substantial risks due to regulations like FATCA and the Bank Secrecy Act’s FBAR. At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, our Miami dual-licensed Unfiled Tax Attorneys and CPAs stand ready to guide you through these complexities. Whether you’re confronting the repercussions of unfiled tax returns or navigating foreign account disclosures, our expertise ensures compliance and protection/mitigation of potential civil or criminal tax consequences.

    For any of your tax planning compliance and controversy needs in Miami, contact the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing today. Call 1-(786)-999-8406, or contact us online today to schedule a reduced rate initial consultation:

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    David’s proven proficiency is now available in Miami at our appointment-only satellite office, providing both legal and tax services in one place—at a single hourly billing rate. We have just introduced a flexible scheduling option where our clients can reserve a four-hour slot at any of our satellite locationsDavid W. Klasing will travel to any of our satellite offices to meet with you, which would need to proceed by a one-hour reduced rate initial phone or encrypted go-to-meeting reduced rate initial consultation to warrant travel to the Gold Coast from California to ensure we are a good fit for your current needs. We have designed this service to benefit our clients, with no additional travel expenses added to your billCall us at 1-(786)-999-8406 or complete our online contact form today.

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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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