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Tax Planning Lawyers Serving Clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Florida

Tax planning

Individuals, entrepreneurs, partnerships, joint ventures, businesses, estates and trusts all strive to increase profits and minimize tax liability through effective tax planning. As part of our integral role in helping clients achieve financial objectives, our firm offers legal guidance in the following areas of state and federal taxation:

  • Individual Income Taxes
  • Corporate Income Taxes
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Generation-skipping Transfer Taxes
  • Estate Taxes
  • Inheritance Taxes
  • Gift Taxes
  • Excise Taxes
  • Sales Taxes
  • Use Taxes
  • Property Taxes

IRS Audits and Other Tax Authority Controversy

A major part of Fairfax, VA tax law attorney and partner Mark Kellogg’s practice consists of representing clients who are dealing with the Internal Revenue Service concerning large and complex taxation issues. As a former IRS agent and professor of taxation and estate planning, Mr. Kellogg has extensive experience handling tax issues for large estates, corporations and private individuals. His IRS background prepares him to understand the focus of tax controversies and devise viable solutions to resolve disputes. He counsels clients on necessary documentation, including how to reconstruct missing receipts or other crucial information. Mr. Kellogg directly manages and deals with IRS auditors or other tax authorities on behalf of his clients.

Tax Litigation

Mr. Kellogg is licensed to represent clients in all Virginia and District of Columbia Federal District Courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court.

Tax litigation differs from tax planning in that it demands knowledge and understanding of IRS administrative proceedings, rules and statutes of limitations by which the IRS must abide, along with strategies the IRS will use in litigating a case. Well-versed in IRS operations, Mr. Kellogg advises each client on whether negotiated settlement or courtroom litigation best serves the client’s interests. Generally, clients fare better with the IRS by avoiding litigation. However, Mr. Kellogg’s willingness to take cases to trial along with his IRS background and lengthy career as a tax lawyer frequently lends an advantage in negotiating favorable outcomes.

Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C. encourages you to seek our tax advice and avoid litigation with the IRS. To arrange a consultation with our tax law attorneys, please contact our firm online or phone our office at 888-312-5087.