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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.

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Tax Returns

Tax Preparation for both current tax years and prior unfilled tax year for both individuals and business

Tax Collection Representation

Representation before the IRS and other government tax authorities to understand your account and get into installment agreements

Tax Removal

Offer in Compromise Applications; Penalty Abatements; Audit Reconsiderations; tax return amendments; and Collection Due Process Hearings

Tax Levy, Garnishment, or Lien Disputes

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Tax Audit Representation

IRS and other government tax authority Audits and Audit Appeals

U.S. Tax Court Litigation

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All Other Tax Disputes

Innocent Spouse Relief; Identity Theft, unfair IRS collection actions, and more.

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TAXATION LAW FIRM SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Tax Dispute and Planning Law Firm

We are law firm practicing tax dispute and planning law in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Our representation includes but is not limited to those individual and business taxpayer clients with controversies in front of the IRS and all tax governing bodies. Please contact us to discuss your potential case.

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  • Mr. Vargas really helped me when my tax situtation and finances were really dire. I could not be more appreciative of Mr. Vargas’s work.
    Jonathan K. / Taxpayer
  • The staff at Vargas Law provided the utmost professional, responsive, and knowledgeable service I could have ever hoped. During our initial consultation I found Mr. Vargas informative, respectful, encouraging, and…
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Q 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.

Q What is an Offer in Compromise?
Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.