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    Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing

    In the vibrant heart of Texas, Austin is celebrated for its dynamic music scene, thriving tech sector, and diverse cultural tapestry, reflecting a lively economic atmosphere. Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is a nexus for entertainment and innovation powerhouse, hosting many startups and tech behemoths. In this economically diverse setting, Austin residents and businesses often navigate a labyrinth of federal tax challenges, each unique to their respective income sources and financial activities pertinent to various industries.

    Federal Tax Litigation is a pivotal process for addressing and resolving tax disputes between taxpayers and taxing authorities, mainly when conflicts cannot be settled amicably outside of court. This essential legal mechanism encompasses civil and criminal tax matters, with cases adjudicated in various forums, including the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Disputes often emerge when a taxing authority, notably the IRS, levies tax liabilities against an individual or business, leading to disagreements and contention. Navigating the complexities of tax litigation becomes particularly crucial when allegations of criminal tax violations emerge from intentional or fraudulent tax filings. A comprehensive understanding of this realm is vital, as both deliberate and unintentional errors in federal tax filings can introduce significant risks, leading to contentious disputes with federal taxing authorities.

    Your Dual-Licensed Tax Litigation Attorneys and CPAs

    In the intricate arena of Austin’s federal tax litigation, the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing emerge as a steadfast beacon of support and unparalleled knowledge. Clients engaging with our practice receive the invaluable advantage of a large firm’s expertise coupled with the personalized, attentive service distinctive of a boutique tax practice. This harmonious blend of comprehensive insight and client-centered service is the hallmark of our approach to federal tax litigation, meticulously designed to navigate the multifaceted challenges of federal tax disputes effectively.

    At the forefront of our esteemed team is David W. Klasing, a distinguished figure in the realm of tax law, holding dual licenses as an attorney and CPA. His academic and professional journey, crowned by having earned a Master’s in Taxation, has positioned him amongst a select cadre of professionals nationwide, endowed with a prestigious combination of credentials and expertise. His leadership roles, including past chair positions at various California Society of CPAs committees, further underscore his exceptional standing and commitment to federal tax law.

    The journey through federal tax litigation is often precipitated by simple mistakes or misunderstandings of the complex federal tax code, leading to potential tax litigation, fines, and penalties. Recognizing this, engaging a seasoned and knowledgeable professional like David W. Klasing becomes beneficial and essential. Under his guidance, our highly skilled, dual-licensed Tax Litigation Attorneys and CPAs deploy knowledge and courtroom experience to craft winning tax litigation strategies, effectively representing clients nationwide in various federal legal forums.

    David W. Klasing, with his dual licenses allowing practice as both an Attorney and a Certified Public Accountant in Taxation, Estate Planning, and Business Law, provides an encompassing spectrum of Tax Representation, Planning and Compliance Services, and Criminal Tax Representation for businesses and individuals. His professional acumen has been recognized and endorsed by leading industry bodies, evidenced by an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau and a perfect 10.0 AVVO rating.

    Notably, the IRS boasts a 98% settlement rate, reflecting a mutual preference amongst the IRS and taxpayers to resolve disputes amicably outside of court, thereby circumventing the substantial costs usually inherent to federal tax litigation. However, when tax litigation becomes inevitable, we stand ready to advocate vigorously on your behalf. With a proven history of successfully negotiating settlements with the IRS, our unwavering commitment to delivering personalized and effective representation for our clients sets us apart in the industry.

    Texans can now access David W. Klasing’s unmatched expertise at our appointment-only satellite office in Austin. Here, we blend legal and federal tax services, offering a holistic approach to IRS tax audits. With transparent hourly billing, our clients can expect clarity at every juncture. Recognizing Austin’s vibrant tempo, 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, ensuring they receive a direct and personalized encounter without incurring any additional travel expenses.

    From our Austin, Texas, virtual office, we focus solely on federal tax issues, with an unyielding commitment to leverage our vast experience and credentials to guide you confidently through your IRS tax audit. Access to our services is as easy as scheduling a reduced-rate initial appointment, or call us at 800-681-1295, and we will be there to address your federal tax concerns.

    IRS Tax Litigation: A Guide

    When faced with a federal tax dispute, it is vital to conduct a meticulous assessment to determine if engaging in federal tax litigation is prudent for your situation. A profound understanding of the tax litigation process and carefully weighing its potential benefits and drawbacks are crucial for making informed decisions when facing IRS tax disputes.

    Common Scenarios Leading to Federal Tax Litigation

    Here are some typical situations that often necessitate federal tax litigation:

    • When all other administrative remedies have been exhausted without a satisfactory resolution, federal tax litigation remains the last resort for resolving the tax dispute;
    • If the federal tax authorities have misapplied the law or misinterpreted the facts, you may possess a solid legal basis for your case;
    • When the financial stakes are high, and the potential rewards of tax litigation justify the associated costs and risks;
    • If there is a need to challenge the fairness or constitutionality of a specific federal tax policy or regulation that adversely affects you;
    • When judicial clarification due to conflicting federal tax laws or regulations is necessary, resulting in uncertainties in their proper application or interpretation and
    • If you wish to dispute unfair or excessive civil and criminal tax penalties or other enforcement actions imposed by federal tax authorities.

    Potential Benefits of Engaging in Federal Tax Litigation

    Before deciding to engage in federal tax litigation, it is essential to consider the possible advantages and disadvantages of this legal process. Engaging in tax litigation offers:

    • An opportunity to challenge and correct erroneous federal tax assessments or decisions made by tax authorities;
    • The potential to recover significant amounts of overpaid taxes, thereby easing your financial burden;
    • The possibility of setting legal precedents beneficial to other taxpayers facing similar federal tax disputes;
    • Protecting your rights by addressing and resolving disputes arising from unfair or unjust federal tax enforcement actions;
    • Experienced, dual-licensed Tax Litigation Attorneys and CPAs can negotiate settlements or payment plans, potentially reducing tax penalties and interest charges.

    Before resorting to federal tax litigation, consider alternative dispute resolution options, such as the IRS Appeals process, which is a vital, less adversarial, and cost-effective alternative. This process provides an impartial review of tax disputes, aiming for fair and practical resolutions without needing a court battle. At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, we navigate the complexities and challenges of tax litigation and assist in exploring viable alternatives, including Administrative Settlements with the IRS. These settlements can offer penalty abatement, payment plans, or offers in compromise, providing a practical resolution while saving you the precious time and expense associated with tax litigation.

    However, if alternative methods to litigations like Mediation, IRS appeals, or Administrative Settlements fail to resolve your dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, and legal action against the IRS is deemed the only way forward, our dual-licensed Tax Litigation Attorneys and CPAs at the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing stand ready, willing and able to advocate fiercely and persistently on your behalf, assisting you with all aspects of your lawsuit against the IRS. Contact us online today to schedule a reduced-rate consultation or at (805) 617-4566.

    Why Relying Solely on CPAs, EAs, or CTEC-Certified Preparers for Federal Tax Litigation or Appeals is Inadvisable

    Amid a tax controversy, having an adept tax attorney by your side to navigate through the appeals and litigation process is imperative. While CPAs, EAs, and CTEC-certified preparers may possess the requisite knowledge for tax return preparation, they lack authorization to represent clients in tax court. Any attempt to do so is deemed an unauthorized practice of law, resulting in severe penalties for the preparer and potential adverse outcomes for the taxpayer, including the loss of non-asserted rights.

    Limited Advocacy and Expertise

    Even when a tax preparer can represent a taxpayer during administrative appeals, their advocacy skills may fall short of effectively safeguarding your interests. The expertise of CPAs, EAs, and CTEC-certified preparers often does not extend to persuasion, evidence presentation, and understanding of tax procedures. They are not adequately prepared to address criminal tax issues that may surface during tax litigation.

    Lack of Legal Protection and Confidentiality

    Taxpayers must be aware that the communication between them and their preparers does not enjoy attorney-client privilege. Consequently, any advice or communication exchanged with a preparer can be legally compelled for disclosure to the government, backed by court contempt powers. This means that if you rely on your CPA, EA, or CTEC-certified preparer for your tax litigation case, they might unintentionally become the government’s key witness against you.

    Advantages of Dual-Licensed Tax Attorney and CPA

    Furthermore, A Dual-licensed Tax Litigation Attorney and CPA has the added advantage of being able to rope in consulting accountants, providing them with a derivative of the attorney-client privilege through a legal instrument known as a Kovel letter. This keeps your disclosed information confidential while leveraging the expertise of accountants. Plus, while accountants focus on accuracy, attorneys emphasize advocacy. A lawyer’s skills are more pertinent and compelling once matters progress to tax law questions and disputes.

    David’s proven proficiency is now available in Austin, Texas, at our appointment-only virtual 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 locations, and David W. Klasing will travel to any of our satellite offices to meet with you personally. We have designed this service to benefit our clients, with no additional travel expenses added to your billCall us at 800-681-1295 or complete our online contact form today.

    In addition to our fully staffed 19,700 square foot penthouse office in Irvine, the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing has unstaffed (conference room only) satellite offices in Los AngelesSan BernardinoSanta BarbaraPanorama CityOxnardSan DiegoBakersfieldSan JoseSan FranciscoOaklandCarlsbad, SacramentoLas Vegas, NevadaSalt Lake City, UtahPhoenix, ArizonaAlbuquerque, New Mexico. We also have virtual offices in New York, New York; Miami, Florida; and Washington, D.C.

    Our Austin, Texas (Virtual) office is conveniently located at:

    2021 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

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    Representing Clients from U.S. and International Locations Regarding Federal and California Tax Issues

    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.

    Satellite Offices

    (310) 492-5583
    (760) 338-7035
    (916) 290-6625
    (415) 287-6568
    (909) 991-7557
    (619) 780-2538
    (661) 432-1480
    (818) 935-6098
    (805) 200-4053
    (510) 764-1020
    (408) 643-0573
    (760) 338-7035
    (602) 975-0296
    New Mexico
    (505) 206-5308
    New York
    (332) 224-8515
    (512) 828-6646
    Washington, DC
    (202) 918-9329
    (702) 997-6465
    (786) 999-8406
    (385) 501-5934