Facing any type of tax problem can be challenging. No matter your financial or legal circumstances, our team at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A. can bring clarity to your situation and develop a plan for moving forward.
Our Eagan tax lawyers regularly represent clients in matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, Minnesota Department of Revenue, and the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program. We also help clients with general taxation issues and can assist you with income, gift, estate, payroll, and MNCare tax planning. Our firm’s team has over 65 years of combined legal experience and a thorough understanding of federal, state, and local tax laws. We routinely leverage this knowledge to provide our clients with sophisticated representation and advice.
Tax Audit Representation in Minnesota
Receiving a notification that you or your business is being audited by a state or federal tax authority can cause alarm. Whether an audit comes as a surprise, or a routine and anticipated process, our team will guide you through the encounter efficiently.
Preparation for an audit can be critical to securing a favorable outcome, and our firm will put our substantial resources to work for you. We will analyze the language and circumstances of your audit, review what powers the applicable government agency has and does not have, and walk you through your obligations and risks.
Our team has experience providing full-service audit representation, including directly dealing with the tax agency on your behalf, as well as extensive advisory services. In either case, we can offer a thorough review of your financial records and source documentation.
Tax Collection Defense Services
Owing money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Minnesota Department of Revenue (MNDOR) can result in serious financial and practical consequences. Ignoring this debt can result in either agency garnishing your wages, placing liens on your home, or even seizing your property. To avoid these outcomes, we can develop and negotiate a plan to pay off the outstanding balance or settle based on your current ability to pay.
Our Eagan tax attorneys can help you resolve tax debt and related issues through:
- Installment agreements
- Payment plans
- Classifying debt as non-collectible
- Offers in compromise
- Bank or wage levy defense
- Tax lien release, withdrawal, or subordination
- Penalty abatement requests
- Identity theft reporting
Professional Tax Preparation and Planning for Individuals and Businesses
Proactively addressing tax concerns can help you save money and avoid problems with the IRS or MNDOR. No matter your goals or the challenges you face, our team at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A. can offer straightforward, practical tax counsel.
Our firm maintains a versatile, tax-savvy practice that is ready to provide our tax preparation and planning services to both individual filers as well as businesses. We advise individuals of all backgrounds on matters of income taxes, sales taxes, payroll taxes, estate taxes, and gift taxes. We also provide capable assistance to non-filers.
Our extensive business tax services include:
- State and federal income tax, estate tax, gift tax, employment tax, and sales tax return preparation
- Tax audit representation
- Representation against debt collection actions, including threats of levies or liens
- Estate planning, including business succession planning
Additional Tax Law Services
Our team is ready to put our background in tax law to work for you. When you come to our firm for tax guidance, you can expect practical advice and clear action designed to put you in the best possible position.
Our Eagan tax lawyers offer a variety of additional tax-related services, which include assistance with:
- Levy releases
- Litigation for federal and state courts
- Officer liability for unpaid sales, employment, and unemployment taxes
- Refund claims and suits for refunds
- Seizures and sales
- Successor liability when selling or purchasing a business
- Trust fund recovery penalties
- Abatement of tax, penalties, and interest
- Audit appeals, commissioner orders, and other government actions
- Collection due process
- Collection appeal program hearings
- Exempt status disputes
- Independent contractor and employee classification
- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
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