Dawson & Gerbic Conference RoomIncome Tax Examinations & Controversies

Over the past twenty-five years, our firm has successfully assisted a series of attorneys and their clients in dealing with Internal Revenue Service challenges involving tens of millions of dollars in potential taxable income increases and millions of dollars in possible liabilities.

Those challenges covered a multitude of issues including: non-filing, prior period accounting and reporting errors, multi-year income omission, questionable tiered and offshore entity transactions, diverse forms of questionable tax shelters, incorrect pass-through entity reporting, and disagreements concerning the treatment and characterization of various transactions.

Joe Dawson, a forty-year public accounting tax veteran and former adjunct faculty member in the University of Washington Law School LL.M. program in taxation, leads our income tax controversy operations.

Our tax controversy engagements do not always directly involve the taxing authorities. As an example, our firm's testimony, concerning the magnitude of a solvent debtor's likely income tax liabilities in a recent contested Bankruptcy Court confirmation hearing prevailed over the assertions of the trustee's outside accountants, and avoided an unnecessary distress sale of a multimillion-dollar rental property.

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