Experienced Boston Area Tax Law Lawyer

Theodore L. Craft, Esq., LLM, Attorney at Law & Tax Counsel, in Boston, will be there for you when tax issues arise or you are facing an IRS tax audit. With over 40 years of experience, Theodore L. Craft has the knowledge and ability to represent you in highly sensitive tax inquiries, investigations and proceedings. Our firm can represent individuals and businesses facing compliance enforcement efforts for alleged failure to report income on tax returns.

Our law firm represents your interests when you participate in the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure and Streamlined Offshore Disclosure Programs. We protect your rights during administrative criminal investigations conducted by the IRS and during grand jury investigations.

Contact Theodore L. Craft for a consultation about your case.

Dedicated Defense Against Tax Abuse Allegations

The IRS may attack transactions reported on tax returns for many reasons. For example, it may deny tax benefits claimed in relation to what it considers sham transactions, which are transactions entered into solely for a tax advantage. These transactions lack economic substance. IRS may also challenge "distributions" to business owners by their businesses in the form of constructive dividends. These can be charge card or other purchases by corporate owners, which are inherently for personal as opposed to business use, the use of business assets or income for the personal, undeclared benefit of a business owner.

Settlements on terms favorable to you in all tax cases require experience-based negotiation skills and extensive procedural knowledge of the particular area involved. With his extensive government and private practice experience, attorney Ted Craft provides a valuable legal service in multiple areas of taxation. The viability of evidence available to you and of allegations or findings of the IRS are not always at odds. There are many cases that resolve quickly, especially where an individual is prepared to produce corroborative evidence and have patience through the process.

Protecting The Rights Of Individuals In Criminal Tax Matters

In addition to handling economic substance and constructive dividend cases, Mr. Craft also defends against criminal tax violations, as well as IRS tax abuse allegations and other tax controversies. He is skilled in negotiating settlements of offshore account disputes as well, having handled dozens of OVDI cases since the special offshore program involving United States taxpayers who had accounts at UBS in Switzerland was initiated in 2009. Currently, tax attorney Craft is handling many new Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program cases, including those especially suited to the new program offering streamlined offshore compliance.

Knowledgeable Legal Representation In Tax Matters

Attorney Craft has over 40 years of experience in tax law and procedure. He worked at the IRS Chief Counsel's Office in Washington, D.C., making litigation and policy decisions, and was trained by the Department of Justice Tax Division, Criminal Section to prosecute criminal tax cases. He has resolved hundreds of tax cases with the IRS and the Department of Justice. 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 defends client interests in federal and state criminal tax prosecutions from inception to plea or trial and at sentencing hearings. He has also taken many appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

It is important to note that although Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) may be versed in the nuances of presenting records as evidence of transactions in general audit matters, they are not generally well-versed in matters in which there is an indication that fraud allegations may surface from an examination of books and records. In order to truly be effective in a such a tax examination, one must have a depth of experience not only with IRS procedural review for such issues but also possess a deep grasp of the rules of evidence as applied to "affirmative acts," "willful blindness," "constructive dividends" and similar concepts. Effectively presenting a client's case evidence through such an examination is a matter of experience. That is why you can confide in Mr. Craft for the most demanding tax representation — audits, summons enforcement, civil appeals, criminal investigation defense, defense during prosecution of a criminal tax offense and offshore disclosure proceedings. He brings effective representation to the table.

Contact An Attorney For Help With IRS Tax Audits And Other Tax Controversies

If you are facing a federal tax audit or other challenge, please contact a tax law lawyer online or call 888-TAX-RISK [800-481-8209] directly to express your concerns and, if necessary, schedule a consultation to work toward a resolution of your matter. The office is in Melrose, Massachusetts, and is easily accessible from both routes 95 or 93. Get the skilled legal representation you need.