Lowrance Law LLC is a private law firm in McLean, VA, specializing in tax problems. I represent people having tax problems with the IRS. I focus on tax controversy matters (civil and criminal tax matters), and tax disputes for small businesses, individuals and other attorneys.
Today is the first posting to the Lowrance Law Firm’s Blog. In fact, the Lowrance Law website, Lowrance Law LLC, is online today. The purpose of this Blog is to discuss tax controversy issues, news about taxes, the Internal Revenue Service and the tax code. I will write about these subjects in ordinary, non-technical and understandable language. Discussing taxes can be very dry and technical, but I hope to add new insight to various tax issues.
For example, how do you feel when you receive a letter from the IRS? You probably feel queasy, nervous and dread opening the envelope. When you receive that letter you are involved in a tax controversy whether you realize it or not. The IRS will tell you they are examining your tax return regarding certain matters. They will ask you to provide more information, and they may invite you to come into the office to explain your tax return. Sometimes this starts a long road to solving your tax problems. Your particular tax problem may be “no changed” by the examining agent. If so, you are lucky. That means the IRS accepts your return as filed. If the IRS disallows your deduction or adds more income to your return, you may start on various appeals within the IRS perhaps leading to litigation.
In future posts, I will discuss the many ways of dealing with the IRS or the state taxing authorities. I will explain about IRS collection procedures, appeal procedures, how to deal with the Revenue Agents and how to find someone to represent you if needed.
You can read about the details of my experience as a tax attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, on my website, Lowrance Law LLC. I worked with and advised IRS agents in many types of cases. I litigated many tax cases in the United States Tax Court, and I assisted the US Department of Justice in tax cases. My tax attorney experience combined with my litigation and investigative experience (former Special Agent, FBI) provides me with unique skills to deal with tax controversy matters.
This Blog will evolve over time with research links, links to other tax blogs and discussions that will help you understand how to deal with the IRS and other tax authorities.
Contact me with any questions.