A tax dispute with the IRS or Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) can become an interminable nightmare, resulting in loss of sleep and untold anxiety. If you lose your case, you may end up owing the tax authorities hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. In the worst case scenario, you may even face possible criminal tax fraud charges. Now is the time to obtain counsel from an experienced tax lawyer.
I am John A. Cochran, a lawyer who solves serious tax problems for business owners, professionals and individuals throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. My law firm is dedicated to resolving such problems in the most positive way possible. As my client, I will work diligently to protect your rights and minimize your tax exposure.
To learn how I can help you, call my Greensburg office at 724-216-0704.
Strategic Tax Resolution Representation
I have extensive experience in all types of tax disputes, ranging from relatively modest sums to those involving potential seven-figure tax liabilities. Whatever the nature of the dispute, I take a disciplined and strategic approach. When advising and representing you, I will carefully analyze the numbers and transactions in question and develop the optimal strategy for resolving your tax problem.
My law firm handles these and other types of tax issues:
- Tax audit representation — including audits by the IRS and by state revenue agencies
- Resolution of all types of tax problems — including income, payroll and sales taxes
- Negotiation of Offers in Compromise and tax payment plans
- Tax litigation
- Tax appeals
I also provide consulting services designed to minimize tax liabilities and avoid tax disputes before they arise.
Were you over aggressive in claiming deductions? Did you mischaracterize one or more transactions? Did you understate income? There are solutions to these and other types of tax problems. Let me put my experience, knowledge and advocacy skills to work for you.
A Message For Business Owners And Professionals
Your accountant may provide you with valuable insights into the operation of your business. But your accountant may not be the best person to represent you in a tax audit or tax dispute. The reason is this: There is only limited accountant-client confidentiality. The tax authorities could gain access to your communications with your accountant or financial adviser. By contrast, any communications between you and me are protected by attorney-client privilege.
I can initiate discussions with the IRS or DOR seeking a solution designed to minimize taxes and resolve the problem. If necessary, I can undertake tax litigation in U.S. Tax Court or state court. I can also pursue a tax appeal on your behalf.
Contact John A. Cochran, Esquire
To schedule a consultation about getting tax relief or resolving a tax dispute, call 724-216-5180.