The defense of federal, State of Colorado and city tax controversy matters such as IRS audits and examinations, IRS criminal investigations, IRS tax collection problems, State of Colorado Department of Revenue tax examination and collection matters, plus municipality sales, use and business personal property tax examinations. That's what we do. All the Time.
The big question is: how are these things handled? Do you confront the IRS yourself, even if you don't know what they'll ask, what they'll do, or how you'll handle it? Do you submit documents? Do you talk to the IRS Agents and make representations? What if they're being nice to you and promise they'll be fair--can you trust that the Agent's manager is going to think the same way? Do you just wait to see what they do to you tomorrow? Pay them some money and think you're all done? Come to think of it, what does the IRS do next in situations such as yours?
Are you confident this is the time for an experiment? If you're involved in a criminal tax investigation take it from us--this is no time to kick the can down the road, or try to take on those IRS Special Agents by yourself. This is your freedom they're talking about, not just filing returns and paying taxes. It's a big time problem which is more than just a tax matter. Mr. Arvin's frequent work in this area allows him to maintain an active practice before the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the local U.S. Attorney's Office.
Are you forced to confront an IRS Audit or IRS tax collection problem? It could be that this is no situation for first timers. Mr. Arvin handles IRS examinations involving many different types of taxpayers and, accordingly, he maintains an active practice before IRS Appeals and the U.S. Tax Court as part this practice emphasis.
What about foreign bank accounts and foreign asset reporting?
In addition to civil tax matters--that is, IRS Audits and IRS tax collection matters, as well as more serious tax matters such as IRS criminal investigations, Mr. Arvin is also sometimes called upon to represent individuals who are accused of additional federal crimes which are under the investigative authority of IRS Criminal Investigation. This non-exclusive list often includes wire fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341), money laundering (18 U.S.C. §§ 1956 & 1957) and structuring of financial transactions to avoid bank reporting requirements (31 U.S.C. § 5324). Sometimes, the FBI is also involved in the investigation of the alleged financial crimes which we handle. There are often tax overtones in cases which look like they are focused on other things i.e. an FBI case, or a DEA case. Where there's money, there is often a tax problem.
Finally, we caution our readers to not underestimate the power of the Colorado Department of Revenue, or the City and County of Denver for sales tax, use tax and business personal property tax. Different rules. Different laws. Do you know what to do? Do you know what they'll do next? We handle tax-related cases before the Colorado Department of Revenue, the State of Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and some of the State’s larger cities such as the City and County of Denver and the City of Aurora. As such, we take on clients and cases where a dispute with, or investigation by, any of these political subdivisions may begin soon or is already underway.