Lerch Early represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of federal and state tax controversies, including audits, administrative appeals, tax court litigation, collection appeals hearings, and the offer-in-compromise process. Our experience extends to the substantive and procedural issues associated with federal and state income tax audits, as well as unpaid employment taxes, sales and use taxes, and unclaimed property taxes.
To minimize the cost and burden associated with the escalation of a tax matter, we actively seek a leadership role in analyzing communications and preparing comprehensive and precise responses to the inquiries of the taxing authorities for our clients. Early involvement in a tax controversy allows us to use our knowledge of the law and available legal procedures to explain complex substantive and technical issues. Our experience shows that this approach provides our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the alternative strategies available to them for resolving confusing and highly stressful situations in a beneficial and expedient manner.