Additionally, Theodore L. Craft represents clients in highly sensitive tax inquiries, investigations and/or proceedings. Although most tax issues arise primarily through IRS tax audits, they might arise out of IRS compliance enforcement efforts against nonfilers for required tax returns or collection of assessed taxes. Moreover, the IRS may conduct criminal investigations administratively or through a grand jury investigation initiated to review evidence of tax crimes.
IRS Tax Audit Attorney Serving the Boston Business Community
Attorney Theodore L. Craft has more than 35 years' experience in tax law. He has resolved hundreds of tax cases with the Internal Revenue Service. He works with the IRS Regional Appeals Division to achieve administrative settlements. He brings civil cases to settlement or trial in the United States Tax Court. He represents clients in defense to federal and state criminal tax prosecutions. He has also taken appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on behalf of clients.
You can confide in lawyer Ted Craft for the most demanding audit, summons enforcement, civil appeal or criminal investigation defense, and he will be effective for you, bringing the highest quality of judgment and procedural experience obtainable to the table. Contact his law office today by using the information on this website.
Defense Against Tax Abuse Allegations
The IRS may attack transactions reported on tax returns for many reasons. It may, for example, deny tax benefit claims relating to what it views to be "shams," that is, transactions entered into solely for tax advantage and without economic substance. It may also seek to impose income tax upon business owners for "constructive dividends," which are benefits received by corporate owners and/or officers through uses of business assets and/or income for their personal, undeclared [and often hidden] benefit.
Settlements on terms favorable to clients in tax cases of this nature require intuitive negotiation skills and extensive procedural knowledge in the area. With his experience in dozens of these cases, attorney Craft provides a valuable legal service through his insight into the viability of IRS tax abuse allegations. In addition to defense in economic substance and constructive dividend cases, he:
- Defends those accused of fraudulent practices or criminal tax violations
- Defends those charged with tax crimes
- Negotiates plea agreements in appropriate cases
- Defends against IRS tax abuse allegations
- Defends clients in tax shelter and abuse cases, including in non-disclosures of foreign offshore account activity matters investigated by the IRS
Contact a Boston Attorney Skilled in Tax Law Procedure
Theodore L. Craft, Esq., LLM, Attorney at Law & Tax Counsel, understands tax statutes, case law and IRS procedures. He succeeds in obtaining the best obtainable result for his clients in negotiations with the IRS and in court. For a consultation regarding a tax matter, contact his tax law office today.