• February 3, 2014
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An IRS dispute is something that no taxpayer wants to be involved in, and a letter notifying you of an IRS dispute or audit can be the worst thing in the mailbox. The Law Offices of Nick Nemeth specializes in representing taxpayers who have a tax dispute with the IRS, We will work diligently to ensure that the entire process is as stress free as possible, and get you the most favorable terms that the tax code and laws allow. It is better to head off trouble before it can start, so we are providing practical tips that can help you avoid an IRS tax dispute in the first place.

1) Always proofread and double check your tax return carefully. Look for math mistakes, misspelled words, and other common mistakes that will get the attention of the IRS. If you list your address with the wrong spelling or with two of the house numbers transposed this can cause your return to be flagged for further review. Even forgetting to sign the return could cause you to be audited. Take the time to make sure everything is correct before you file your tax return.

2) If you donate to charity in an excessive amount make sure that these donations are substantiated and documented. The United States tax code encourages charitable contributions but it is expected that your charitable giving is in line with the income that you make. If you honestly donated a considerable amount then you should claim this, but make sure you can back up the claim with proof because your tax return is more likely to be flagged for further scrutiny and a possible audit.

3) Never use a tax preparer that is disreputable or unethical in any way. There are many tax preparation companies and individuals who are willing to break the law so that your tax liability is reduced, but when the preparer is discovered you will end up right in the middle of the mess. Your tax returns could be audited, your deductions could be disallowed, and you could end up owing the tax man a large chunk of money as a result of using a less than reputable preparer for your taxes.

4) Only claim tax credits that you truly qualify for. The IRS allows many different tax credits for taxpayers, but only if the taxpayer actually qualifies for the credit. Before you claim a home buyer credit or list a child care credit make sure that you meet the criteria to qualify.

5) Always report all income that you have, never try to hide earnings or income from the IRS. If you try to hide income from the agency this can bring serious trouble. It may be tempting to fail to report cash payments, tips, and other types of income in the belief that the IRS will not catch you but this should be avoided. If the IRS suspects that you have concealed income the audit process will be especially painful and drawn out.

6) Don’t claim a dependent that someone else can claim. If you do this then you can expect the IRS to give your return more attention and scrutiny.

7) Business losses cause suspicion at the IRS, so never claim any business deductions that are not legitimate or that you ca not back up with proof. This is really true if the business has been operating for more than a year. If you have real business deductions and losses then you should claim these, but be prepared for the extra attention and higher audit risk that this involves.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Susan WilsonSusan Wilson
03:27 25 Jan 23
I have been very pleased with the solid counsel and guidance that Nick Nemeth has provided me regarding my tax issue. I found him to be honest and straightforward which I appreciated. I was impressed with his relevant experience and knowledge . He has definitely brought me peace of mind during a difficult and stressful time.
Sarah HowardSarah Howard
03:44 14 Nov 22
I would like to thank Mr. Nick and his staff for the superb help that I received from them. My IRS problem was resolved quickly and efficiently. It took 2 visits to convince me that I was over my head. I thought that I could call the IRS, appeal my tax notices and settle on a payment plan on my own. After many phone calls to the IRS, waiting sometimes more than 4 hours with no resolution to speak of, it proved to be extremely difficult and stressful. Revisiting Mr. Nick was a huge wake up call. My account was reviewed, and a payment plan was established with the IRS within a week. I will be forever grateful to the staff who worked on my case and especially to Lorna who listened to me vent while going through this painful process.
00:33 07 Aug 22
I cannot say enough good things about Nick and his team. When I first met with Nick he was up front, honest, friendly and efficient. When I worked with one of his attorneys, Eric B, I was just as pleased. All of the staff there are nice and very helpful. I wish I hadn't waited so long to get help with my issue. Over 6yrs I tried getting through and getting anywhere with the IRS and hardly made any progress. I know this may not be the case for all, and even I thought it would take longer than it did, but 3mos and they had my situation straightened out. I still can't believe it. Thank you thank you THANK YOU for all that you did for me. This is a huge burden gone out of my life now thanks to you. If anyone needs help out there, I know you may not want to shell out more money to get their help but it may just save you in the long run.
Spoilly GirlSpoilly Girl
23:49 03 Aug 22
The Nemeth Law team is exceptional. They treat their clients like a family member who is in crisis. They want you to get the best possible outcome. I really appreciate everything that they did for me. Jake and Ashley had the greatest role in my case and it all turned out for the best for me. Thank you Nick and team for easing my fears and getting me through the long process. I'm truly grateful.
Eddie WaltEddie Walt
19:44 12 Jul 22
During a time in which competent, professional service at a fair price seems to have disappeared, Mr. Nemeth and his team are a refreshing breath of fresh air.From my first phone call to the final settlement of our case with a non-responsive IRS, they under-promised, over-delivered and were in constant courteous contact to make sure we knew exactly what was happening and where we stood.I hope to never need their services again, but, should I receive another friendly letter from the IRS...I know who to call!
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