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VARGAS LAW, APC

Tax Attorney In Los Angeles CA Defending Your Rights

Vargas Law and lead attorney Paul Vargas deal with all tax dispute and consultation matters in Los Angeles. As a tax attorney in Los Angeles, Mr. Vargas represents clients with matters before the IRS, Board of Equalization, Employer Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Please contact our local County Office in Riverside or Orange.

Work With A Specialized Tax Ligitation Attorney

Tax laws for individuals and for businesses are complicated and complex. Through to use of a specialized tax litigation attorney, legal representation provided the experience and knowledge of this area of the law to address unfavorable audits, to reduce the amount owed to the IRS and to help prevent liens, wage garnishments, and levies that may be used by the IRS.

The Legal Representation Required

A tax dispute attorney at Vargas Law, APC, provides the expertise needed to guide individuals and business owners facing tax problems in Los Angeles, CA. Our experience in representing clients as a criminal tax defense attorney and corporate tax attorney includes matters before the Franchise Tax Board, the IRS, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration as well as the Employer Development Department and the Board of Equalization.

Our IRS tax attorney can work with you at any point in time, including consulting through our small business tax attorney to limit tax liabilities. This is also a service we also provide for individuals when facing decisions that have the potential to impact future taxes.

As a highly specialized tax law firm in the Los Angeles, CA, area, we represent the best interests of our clients. Our services include post tax assessment representation by a highly qualified tax dispute attorney to provide penalty abatement, setting up installment agreements and requesting Innocent Spouse relief.

If you require a property tax attorney or assistance with tax resolution services, talk to the experienced tax litigation attorney at Vargas Law, APC.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

What We Do

U.S. TAX COURT LITIGATION

Years of Experience

We represent Taxpayer clients in front of the United States Tax Court. Taxpayers may have received an unfavorable audit determination and taking their case to Court may be necessary.

OFFERS IN COMPROMISE

Settle For Less Than What You Owe

We represent Taxpayers in the Offer in Compromise application and review process from start to finish. You may be able to reduce your tax owed to the IRS.

TAX COLLECTION DEFENSE

Representation for Levies, Liens, and Wage Garnishments

We help taxpayers remove and defend against IRS collection action such as liens, levies, and wage garnishments.

POST TAX ASSESSMENT REPRESENTATION

Being Proactive with Your Tax Debt

We represent taxpayers and encourage them to be proactive in stopping the IRS from collection action. We provide services such as penalty abatement, Innocent Spouse Relief, Installment Agreements, and more.

TAX AUDITS

Do Not Let the IRS Auditors Take Advantage of You

We represent taxpayers both individual and business under IRS audit. The IRS auditors are very aggressive and representation is advised.

TAX CONSULTING

Understand Tax Law for your Individual or Business Needs

We help taxpayers understand and prepare for those events that have tax ramifications. We provide tax consulting for both individuals and business.

OUR MANAGING ATTORNEY

An Experienced Tax Lawyer

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PAUL VARGAS, ESQ., LL.M.

Paul Vargas has been representing individuals and entities for over 14 years.


Mr. Vargas graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Additionally, he holds a advanced tax law degree, known as a Tax LL.M., from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he graduated with honors.


He has represented both individual and business clients in front of the United States Tax Court, Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, California Board of Equalization, California Department of Fee and Tax Administration, California Employer Development Department, and other tax authorities.

Mr. Vargas advised I take my tax matter to U.S. Tax Court where he represented me. I was very pleased with his communication and attention to detail. I was very happy with the result of the case

Jonathan K.

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Your Tax Attorney In Los Angeles

Vargas Law and lead attorney Paul Vargas deal with all tax dispute and consultation matters in Los Angeles. As a tax attorney in Los Angeles, Mr. Vargas represents clients with matters before the IRS, Board of Equalization, Employer Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Please contact our local County Office in Riverside or Orange.

Tax Representation Services Provided By Experienced Tax Attorney In Los Angeles

A general list of the tax representation services we provide:

  1. Tax Returns: Tax Preparation for both current tax years and prior unfilled tax year for both individuals and business;

  2. Tax Collection Representation: representation before the IRS and other government tax authorities to understand your account and get into installment agreements;

  3. Tax Removal: Offer in Compromise Applications; Penalty Abatements; Audit Reconsiderations; tax return amendments; and Collection Due Process Hearings

  4. Tax Levy, Garnishment, or Lien Disputes;

  5. Tax Audit Representation: IRS and other government tax authority Audits and Audit Appeals;

  6. U.S. Tax Court Litigation; and

  7. All Other Tax Disputes: Innocent Spouse Relief; Identity Theft, unfair IRS collection actions, and more.

Ask Our Tax Attorney In Los Angeles A Question

Why do I need to hire tax attorney?

Taxpayers’ lives are busy. It is hard to deal with the IRS while there are other life responsibilities that take precedent. Tax attorneys can help ease the stress and take care of the tax case while the Taxpayer continues with their daily life. Additionally, tax attorneys understand the law and can better help defend the Taxpayer’s rights against the IRS and other tax authorities. It is best the Taxpayer not represent themselves as the IRS and other government agents may take advantage of someone who may not understand their rights. Let our experienced tax attorney in Los Angeles take care of you.

What is an Offer in Compromise?

In short, an Offer in Compromise (“OIC”) is an agreement between the Taxpayer and the IRS to pay less tax than the Taxpayer current tax liability.

 

What is the Offer in Compromise process?

We represent the Taxpayer from submission of the OIC application to the determination by the OIC agent reviewing the Taxpayer’s application. The process involves our attorney reviewing the Taxpayer’s financial statements and better understanding the Taxpayer’s ability to present an offer. Once an offer is submitted, the OIC agents will review the application and make a determination on whether the Taxpayer can full pay, pay less than what is owed but more than what is offered, or accept the Taxpayer’s offer outright.

How Do I know if I am eligible to send an offer in compromise application?
We provide a free consultation to speak with the Taxpayer to provide a better understanding of their financial situation and current tax account, and what those matters mean for an OIC application. We will not take any cases where it is our belief the Taxpayer is highly unlikely to have an offer accepted. In such cases, we will provide other possible options to minimize the burden from the IRS.


Are there other ways to minimize my tax liability besides an Offer in Compromise?
Yes. If there are penalties on the account, we may attempt a penalty abatement to remove penalties on the Taxpayer’s account. The Taxpayer must show “reasonable cause” to have these penalties removed, which we can discuss with the Taxpayer in our initial consultation. There are other ways to minimize tax liabilities through Audit Reconsideration (opening a closed audit) or amending returns.

What can I do with liens, levies and garnishments?

Taxpayers must contact the IRS right away when the IRS submits any levies or garnishments. We will gladly represent the Taxpayer if such situations arise. We have been successful in removing garnishments and levies, but time is certainly of the essence. With regard to liens, there are options to remove liens from the County recorder and your credit report through other types of applications.

I just received an audit letter, what do I do and what is the process?

It is best to contact the government contact on the letter right away and request for more time to respond. We represent Taxpayers in all stages of audits. It is important you hire an attorney as some information that is being requested by the IRS could open up more issues that can subject the Taxpayer to more tax liability. We can provide you a consultation with regard to your audit matter.

I received a letter stating that I have to petition the U.S. Tax Court, what do I do?

A Taxpayer can petition the U.S. Tax Court only after receiving a Notice of Deficiency or a Notice of Determination (in some cases). A petition to the Tax Court is the last option the Taxpayer has before the assessment is final. It is important the Taxpayer has a tax attorney review the notices and best determine the strategy in Tax Court. We cannot stress enough that a Taxpayer faces an uphill battle when representing themselves before IRS Counsel or even the U.S. Tax Court judge. Please contact us for a consultation.