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Taxation and IRS Tax Disputes


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If you are a North Carolina resident, and you have been notified by the Internal Revenue Service or North Carolina Department of Revenue that you owe additional taxes, must pay a penalty, or are being audited, a tax attorney of the Lillington law firm of Bain & McRae, LLP can help. For close to two decades, Bain & McRae, LLP has been the law firm that individuals and businesses go to when they have tax issues or disputes.

Whether you’ve failed to pay taxes for one or more years, under-calculated your taxes, or something in your returns triggered a red flag, being audited by the IRS can be an intimidating process. Depending on the length and type of audit, you may be asked to produce hundreds of transaction records. But you don’t have to go through it alone. A tax attorney of the Harnett County law firm of Bain & McRae, LLP can represent you during the audit. IRS auditors are not infallible; mistakes can be made. Do not undergo an audit alone.

Negotiating Penalties and Back Taxes

Contrary to popular convention, it is possible to negotiate with the United States Internal Revenue Service. If you owe more than $10,000 in back taxes and penalties, there may be room for relief from collection activity by the IRS. If you live in Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Sampson, Wake County or elsewhere in North Carolina, let an experienced Bain & McRae, LLP tax attorney represent you in your negotiations with the IRS. Our firm has been successful in getting the IRS to reduce or eliminate penalties or establish structured payment plans.
Tax evasion and other violations of the IRS tax code can lead to penalties, back taxes, and in some cases, jail time. Do not take your tax matters lightly. Whether you are a resident of Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Sampson, Wake County or a resident of Fayetteville, Lillington, Sanford, Smithfield, or elsewhere in North Carolina, a veteran tax attorney of Bain and McRae, LLP is ready to represent you. To schedule an appointment in our Lillington office, contact us at (910) 893-5111.

Representing Non-Filers and Innocent Spouses

We also have experience representing clients, who for one reason or another, have gotten behind in filing their taxes. We work with you to get you current in your tax filings and establishing a plan for payment of any taxes owed. We often find through working with our clients, that instead of owing taxes, the client is entitled to a refund once all returns are prepared and filed.

Additionally, we assist clients who may be held responsible for taxes which are the result of the income of the client’s spouse. We have been able to use provisions of the Internal Revenue Code to shield the client from responsibility for the tax.

If you are behind in your tax filings, or are being held responsible for taxes on income that is not your own, give us a call to set up an appointment to discuss your situation.