• September 8, 2014
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Our passion is protecting taxpayers from the life-damaging impact of an IRS tax controversy. We have seen firsthand how devastating IRS disputes can for hardworking people, and we battle the IRS relentlessly to defend our clients and enable them to get on with their life.

But, as a taxpayer, the best way to overcome an IRS dispute is to AVOID it to begin with. In that spirit, today we are going to identify five important steps you can take to stay out of the IRS crosshairs and avoid IRS trouble.

1) Don’t under-report income. Yes, it is tempting to under report income when you are filing your taxes– who doesn’t want to keep more money in their pockets? But the IRS uses a variety of sophisticated methods of detecting income, and it’s very possible that they’ll recognize that you’ve under-reported. And that will lead to a whole lot of pain down the road. It’s just not worth it.

2) Save your supporting documentation. If the IRS is questioning your tax returns, the very first thing they will do is ask for documentation of claimed deductions, tax credits, expenses, and more. If you can’t produce this documentation you may see your tax bill skyrocket, and a messy IRS dispute is likely to follow. Save those documents!

3) Avoid double-claiming dependents. If you claim your children as dependents, but somebody else does too… you’re going to have problems. This includes your children filing their own returns as independents. Ensure that nobody else is claiming your dependents, because if they do, the IRS will consider it a major red flag.

4) Double check your arithmetic and proofread your return. The last thing you want when you are filing your taxes is to give the IRS any reason to look further into your tax return. So avoid careless mistakes  – double check all of your arithmetic to make sure everything adds up. And double check all of the details – make sure you have signed everywhere you are supposed to, spelled your name properly, provided the right social security number, mailing address, and so forth. The extra thirty minutes it takes to proofread everything could save you months and months if your mistake results in an IRS audit.

5) If you are contacted by the IRS for an audit, talk to a tax professional immediately. Every taxpayer dreads the possibility of being audited by the IRS, and for good reason. But if you ARE audited, it’s important to immediately seek professional guidance. The wrong audit strategy can result in a true IRS nightmare, so don’t go it alone.

If you’re facing an IRS dispute, we can help. If you’re not, consider yourself fortunate… and make sure you follow these tips to keep yourself out of trouble!

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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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