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    Tampa, Florida
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    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Tampa, Florida
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    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Boca Raton, Florida
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    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Tallahassee, Florida
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    Tax Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Boca Raton, Florida
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    Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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William Kalish was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

William Kalish

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP
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    Tampa, Florida
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    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Tampa, Florida
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    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Real Estate
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    Tampa, Florida
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    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Tampa, Florida Lakeland, Florida
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    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
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    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Tax Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Tampa, Florida
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    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation and Controversy - Tax Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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Brian C. Sparks was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brian C. Sparks

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.
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    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
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    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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    Tampa, Florida
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    Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law

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Litigation and Controversy - Tax Definition

Tax Controversy

Tax litigation and controversy broadly describes the practice of resolving tax disputes with federal, state, local, and foreign tax authorities. A tax controversy may involve a business (whether for-profit or not-for-profit), trust, estate, or individual, and can result from any form of taxation, including income tax, estate and gift tax, state sales and use tax, or local property tax. In general, tax disputes are separated into civil and criminal matters.

Civil Tax Controversies

Attorneys specializing in tax controversies may assist a taxpayer in a civil matter by providing expertise regarding substantive tax laws, dealing with revenue agents, formulating audit strategies, and pursuing administrative or judicial appeals. Although litigation is usually the option of last resort for most taxpayers, an experienced attorney can provide skillful representation in court proceedings. A tax attorney can play a leading role in resolving a tax controversy or simply serve as an advisor to the taxpayer or his or her accountant. In addition, an attorney may assist the taxpayer in planning transactions to avoid future disputes.

Civil tax matters usually begin with audit, assessment, and collection activities by a taxing authority. Alternatively, a controversy may be initiated by a taxpayer claiming a refund. At the federal level, resolving a civil tax controversy may require discussions with the IRS, a written appeal to and discussions with the Appeals Office, or, potentially, litigation in the United States Tax Court, District Courts, or Court of Federal Claims. After litigation of a case in a lower court, the taxpayer may have appeal rights in the federal appellate courts. A similar process is available in resolving civil tax controversies at the state and local levels.

An international tax attorney may assist a taxpayer in resolving issues with taxing authorities in foreign jurisdictions or involving issues arising in international transactions, including advanced ruling requests to achieve tax certainty and penalty protection, competent authority requests to resolve treaty issues, advanced pricing agreements to resolve transfer pricing issues, and using voluntary disclosure programs to prevent or reduce tax penalties.

Criminal Tax Controversies

Criminal tax matters involve taxpayers alleged to have evaded taxes or otherwise willfully violated the tax laws. Tax litigators can assist such taxpayers by representing them during criminal investigations by the IRS, the Justice Department, or state taxing authorities, and in criminal trials, sentencing proceedings, and appeals.

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Tax Controversy

Tax litigation and controversy broadly describes the practice of resolving tax disputes with federal, state, local, and foreign tax authorities. A tax controversy may involve a business (whether for-profit or not-for-profit), trust, estate, or individual, and can result from any form of taxation, including income tax, estate and gift tax, state sales and use tax, or local property tax. In general, tax disputes are separated into civil and criminal matters.

Civil Tax Controversies

Attorneys specializing in tax controversies may assist a taxpayer in a civil matter by providing expertise regarding substantive tax laws, dealing with revenue agents, formulating audit strategies, and pursuing administrative or judicial appeals. Although litigation is usually the option of last resort for most taxpayers, an experienced attorney can provide skillful representation in court proceedings. A tax attorney can play a leading role in resolving a tax controversy or simply serve as an advisor to the taxpayer or his or her accountant. In addition, an attorney may assist the taxpayer in planning transactions to avoid future disputes.

Civil tax matters usually begin with audit, assessment, and collection activities by a taxing authority. Alternatively, a controversy may be initiated by a taxpayer claiming a refund. At the federal level, resolving a civil tax controversy may require discussions with the IRS, a written appeal to and discussions with the Appeals Office, or, potentially, litigation in the United States Tax Court, District Courts, or Court of Federal Claims. After litigation of a case in a lower court, the taxpayer may have appeal rights in the federal appellate courts. A similar process is available in resolving civil tax controversies at the state and local levels.

An international tax attorney may assist a taxpayer in resolving issues with taxing authorities in foreign jurisdictions or involving issues arising in international transactions, including advanced ruling requests to achieve tax certainty and penalty protection, competent authority requests to resolve treaty issues, advanced pricing agreements to resolve transfer pricing issues, and using voluntary disclosure programs to prevent or reduce tax penalties.

Criminal Tax Controversies

Criminal tax matters involve taxpayers alleged to have evaded taxes or otherwise willfully violated the tax laws. Tax litigators can assist such taxpayers by representing them during criminal investigations by the IRS, the Justice Department, or state taxing authorities, and in criminal trials, sentencing proceedings, and appeals.