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    The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing

    In the pulsating core of American governance, Washington, D.C. stands tall as a symbol of power and historical significance, simultaneously serving as a sophisticated arena where nuanced federal tax disputes consistently emerge. Nestled within its majestic political landscape, the city is a silent observer of a perpetual tide of tax litigation cases. Each case is a testament to federal tax laws’ intricate and ever-evolving nature, underscoring the complexity and vitality inherent in federal tax litigation.

    Washington, D.C., with its concentration of astute policymakers and strategists, is a place where the stakes in federal tax litigation are exceptionally high. The outcomes of these legal battles have financial implications and can significantly impact the reputations and futures of the involved parties. In this context, even minor oversights or misinterpretations of the federal tax code can lead to tax litigation, resulting in stringent fines and civil or criminal tax penalties. Hence, engaging with knowledgeable and experienced Tax Litigation Attorneys who can provide strategic legal counsel and representation becomes imperative.

    Tax litigation in Washington, D.C., often arises when taxpayers or corporations find themselves at odds with the assessments made by federal taxing authorities, leading to disagreements over the amount of taxes owed or refunds due. Unfortunately, a rapid resolution to the tax dispute may not be possible regarding allegations involving large IRS tax debts, alleged tax fraud, or corporate tax issues. In complex cases like these, the most practical option may be to initiate tax litigation by suing the IRS with help from an experienced dual-licensed Tax Litigation Attorney and CPA.

    The landscape of tax litigation is vast and multifaceted, encompassing civil and potential latent criminal tax matters. These cases may be presented, reviewed, and adjudicated in various legal forums, including the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, each with unique jurisdiction and focus. In this environment, where each case is imbued with its challenges and nuances, navigating complicated federal tax issues can be tricky. Maybe you’re an individual dealing with an IRS audit or a business owner wrestling with interstate tax disputes with California. Either way, these situations can become complex fast. That’s why having a skilled Washington, D.C., dual-licensed tax litigation attorney and CPA is paramount.

    David W Klasing: Your Guide to Federal Tax Litigation

    In the esteemed halls where power and influence resonate within Washington, D.C., the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing stand as a bastion of civil and criminal federal tax litigation defense. This firm is not merely a feature in the capital’s extensive legal landscape; it is a nucleus of profound tax understanding, led by the nationally acknowledged dual-licensed Tax Attorney and CPA, David W. Klasing. With an unblemished A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a perfect 10.0 AVVO scoreDavid W. Klasing epitomizes unwavering dedication to providing exceptional representation in federal tax litigation, as evidenced by our long winning record.

    In a country abundant with legal and financial experts, only an estimated 24,000 individuals can claim the honor of dual licensure as simultaneously a Lawyer and CPA. Within this esteemed group, an even smaller elite group, estimated at a mere 3,000, has achieved the prestigious credential of additionally having earned a Master’s in Taxation. David W. Klasing, a prominent figure among these elite professionals, leverages his unparalleled academic and nearly three decades of hands-on federal tax compliance and controversy experience to fervently assist clients navigating through the treacherous waters of federal tax litigation in Washington, D.C. & beyond.

    Taking decisive action is imperative when the IRS has misinterpreted the law or facts. By filing a tax court petition through the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, you significantly enhance your prospects, with a 90% likelihood of bettering your situation or we will not take your case. This improvement isn’t marginal; the reduction in tax penalties and interest you’ll experience will substantially outweighs the litigation costs, provided we can demonstrate that both the law and facts align with your position. Engage with us at the initial appeals stage for your first opportunity at justice, and then again with the chief counsel’s office on the courthouse steps for a second chance. Remarkably, our strategic approach to date has eliminated the need for our clients to set foot in federal tax court, sparing them from incurring the hefty expenses typically associated with the latter stages of federal tax litigation.

    Moreover, it’s crucial to understand the landscape: the IRS maintains a 98% settlement rate, indicating a strong preference for avoiding litigation, much like you. At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, integrity is at the core of our practice. We meticulously evaluate the potential benefits you could gain through the appeals and litigation process. If we ascertain that engaging in this process will yield positive outcomes for you, we will unequivocally communicate this and stand ready to represent you. Conversely, if the prospects are not in your favor, we will candidly advise against proceeding, as we steadfastly refuse to prioritize our financial gain over your right to fair treatment by the taxing authorities. With us, you’re not just a client but a valued individual deserving of justice and respect.

    Positioned in the vibrant heart of Washington, D.C., the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing’s local satellite office offers an all-encompassing approach to federal tax litigation, seamlessly integrating legal and federal tax services. Acknowledging the swift and dynamic pace of the capital, we have instituted a flexible scheduling system for our client’s convenience. This system allows clients to arrange a four-hour flat fee meeting across any satellite location. This would need to be preceded by a one-hour phone or encrypted go-to-meeting to warrant travel to the east coast to ensure we are a good fit before committing to the journey required. David W. Klasing himself will make the trip to these offices to provide a personalized and direct consultation without the burden of additional travel costs. Do not lose sleep over the possibility of tax evasion or other tax-related charges from the federal tax authorities. Our dual-licensed Tax Litigation Attorneys and CPAs will ensure you’re well-versed with your rights and prevent the IRS from exploiting any potential gaps in your knowledge.

    Access to our services is as easy as a call to 800-681-1295 or clicking the following link to schedule a reduced-rate initial appointment, and we will be there to address your federal tax concerns.

    The Tax Litigation Process

    Federal Civil Tax Litigation is a meticulous process initiated by IRS activities such as tax audits, assessments, and collections or taxpayers filing refund claims. The process typically commences with an IRS tax audit, during which the taxpayer’s financial records are thoroughly reviewed to identify tax discrepancies. Should discrepancies be identified, the IRS proposes adjustments to the taxpayer’s returns. The taxpayer then receives an examination report detailing these adjustments and a notification of their right to appeal within a 30-day window.

    What Actions are Essential During the 30-Day Appeal Period?

    During the pivotal 30-day appeal period, taxpayers can contest the IRS’s proposed adjustments. This phase often involves a conference with an IRS Appeals Officer, requiring the taxpayer to file a formal written protest. Within this protest, taxpayers must articulate their disagreements with the proposed adjustments lucidly, substantiating each contention point. This appeal phase is indispensable, serving as a conduit for taxpayers to express their tax disputes regarding the IRS’s adjustments to their federal tax returns.

    What Ensues if Consensus is Absent with the IRS?

    In the absence of a response to the 30-day letter or a failure to reach an accord between the IRS Appeals Office and the taxpayer, a notice of deficiency is issued to the taxpayer. This notice instigates a 90-day period during which the taxpayer may petition the U.S. Tax Court. Inactivity within these 90 days culminates in the IRS finalizing the assessment predicated on the notice of deficiency, irrespective of the proposed adjustments’ accuracy.

    Navigating Federal Civil Tax Litigation necessitates a profound comprehension of federal tax laws and strategic insight to effectively engage with revenue agents, formulate tax audit mitigation strategies, and pursue administrative and judicial appeals. Whether resolution in tax controversy is sought, advisory services are needed, or transactions are planned to circumvent future disputes, securing experienced counsel is imperative for confident and assured navigation through the process’s intricacies.

    What Risks are Inherent in Federal Tax Litigation?

    Criminal exposure in Federal Tax Litigation can emerge when suspicions of tax-related crimes are present. Such fears frequently originate from tax audits escalated to the appeals or chief counsel’s office, especially when issues like tax evasion, fraudulent tax return filings, or concealment of foreign assets are discerned. The IRS, utilizing advanced data analytics and forensic accounting techniques—often in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies—accurately identifies and investigates criminal activity and tax evasion. The case may be referred to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for prosecution if substantial evidence of criminal activity is discovered. Criminal tax offenses may attract severe penalties, including fines, restitution, and potential imprisonment, contingent on the crime’s nature and severity.

    When is Federal Tax Litigation Advisable in Washington, D.C.?

    In the intricate legal landscape of Washington, D.C., where federal laws undergo meticulous scrutiny, opting for tax litigation is a consequential decision necessitating careful consideration and strategic planning.

    Fast-Track Mediation: A Double-Edged Sword

    • Fast-track mediation, while offering a rapid resolution pathway, may not invariably be the optimal choice for D.C. taxpayers;
    • This procedure requires taxpayers and their representatives to convince an appeals officer of the IRS auditor’s errors, often in the presence of the auditor and their manager—a daunting task given their vested interests in the case outcome.

    The Strategic Move: Filing a Tax Court Petition

    • Directly filing a tax court petition emerges as a strategic maneuver for D.C. taxpayers;
    • This strategy facilitates discussions with the appeals officer without the involvement of the auditor and their manager, fostering a more impartial deliberation environment;
    • The U.S. Tax Court, operating independently of the IRS, furnishes a just platform for taxpayers to present their cases, with the IRS assuming the defendant’s role.

    Your Guide Through Federal Tax Litigation

    At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, our seasoned dual-licensed Litigation Attorneys and CPAs stand ready to strategically guide you through the litigation process strategically, safeguarding your interests at every juncture. Be it federal tax issues, offshore asset matters, voluntary disclosures, and IRS tax audits, we offer robust support for taxpayers embroiled in complex federal and international tax disputes. Clients can confidently rely on our deep understanding of federal tax controversy processes and our esteemed reputation among the IRS. At our Washington D.C. office, our unwavering commitment is to ensure you receive fair treatment from the federal taxing authorities, with your needs and rights taking precedence over our financial considerations. In every scenario, your welfare and equitable treatment by federal taxing authorities is our paramount concern, superseding all else.

    David’s proven proficiency is now available in New York 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 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 YorkAustin, Texas; and Miami, Florida.

    Our Washington, D.C. (Virtual) office is conveniently located at:

    1200 G Street, NW, #800, Washington, D.C. 20005

    1 (202) 918-9329

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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
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    (818) 935-6098
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    New Mexico
    (505) 206-5308
    New York
    (332) 224-8515
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    (202) 918-9329
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