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IRS Audit Lawyers

March 21, 2024 Uncategorized

Each year in the United States, more than 150 million Americans are required to file a tax return. Despite government propaganda to the contrary, the U.S. tax system is anything but voluntary. Failure to comply with tax laws can have serious consequences, including steep fines and even the possibility of jail time.

Fortunately, IRS audits, the first step in the process towards building criminal tax non-compliance cases against taxpayers, only happen about 1 percent of the time. Last year, only around 1.5 million taxpayers were audited. The majority of those audits took place through the mail, allowing the taxpayer to send in the required information without having to present at an IRS field office. However, a large minority of IRS audits do require taxpayers to come in and sit with an IRS agent in person. Requests to present at the IRS field office are generally an indication that there is a more serious concern on the part of the IRS. Many in-person interviews involve strong suspicion of criminal wrongdoing.

Even in the case of the more benign mail-in IRS audits, it is highly advisable to retain competent and experienced legal counsel. Our tax attorneys have decades of experience and can help you to reach a settlement with the IRS that won’t leave you financially ruined or making payments for years to come. And our experienced lawyers can help you to avoid many of the pitfalls that can result in higher than necessary fines, fees and penalties.

But in the case that you have received notice that you need to come in and talk with an IRS agent in person, it is absolutely imperative that you hire a skilled tax attorney to help guide you through the process. Like police interrogators, IRS agent are highly trained and adept at getting people to impeach themselves and make statements that can later be used against them.

Most in-person interviews at IRS field offices are a strong indicator that the agent suspects potential criminal tax evasion has taken place. These interviews mean that the agent suspects that there is much more than just a few improper deductions or a slight underreporting of total income. Things that often give rise to in-person interviews include suspicion of massive hiding of off-books income, such as that generated by cash businesses, fraudulent reporting of large business expenses and illegal offshoring of business income.

Going into an IRS field-office audit without an experienced lawyer to help you can quickly turn disastrous. And although only a few thousand Americans are sent to prison each year on tax evasion charges, once you’ve been called in for an interview, your chances of actually seeing the inside of a prison cell have just gone up 1000-fold.

Our skilled tax attorneys can save you millions and keep you out of jail

Our tax attorneys have been through the IRS audit process with clients hundreds of times. We know what pitfalls to avoid and what angles are the most fruitful from which to begin negotiations.

Despite the potentially severe penalties and the prospect of prison time, the good news with IRS audits is that when you retain one of our experienced lawyers, your chances of actually doing jail time drop to almost zero. In the decades that we’ve been practicing law, none of our clients has ever seen the inside of a prison.

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Christine Twomey
2024-03-21
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
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Brendan huisman
2024-03-18
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
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Guerline Menard
2024-03-18
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
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Keisha Parris
2024-03-15
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
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Taïko Beauty
2024-03-15
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
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Anthony Williams
2024-03-12
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
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Loveth Okpedo
2024-03-12
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
2024-02-28
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
2024-02-24
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

The other great benefit of hiring our firm is that we can often reduce your final tax bill by hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. This can make the difference between your run in with the IRS being a serious but surmountable inconvenience versus it being a life-ruining imposition of crushing debt.

What IRS doesn’t want people to know is that they really aren’t interested in sending anyone to prison. People who are locked up don’t earn money and end up with a criminal record, making paying back their delinquent tax bills even more unlikely. What the IRS does want is to maximize its revenues while providing a demonstrable deterrent against tax non-compliers. With the right approach, the IRS can be convinced that a settlement that is both conducive to our clients’ long-term earning potential as well as the IRS’ chances of receiving the most back taxes is in everyone’s best interest.

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