Experienced Tax Appeals and Audit Attorney in Tacoma Serving Washington State, Pierce County, King County, Kitsap County, Thurston County and surrounding areas.
Issues involving the Washington State Department of Revenue
As a former auditor for the Internal Revenue Service, I have more than 20 years of tax and regulatory experience. My extensive background has prepared me to effectively represent small business professionals with complex tax matters.
At The Law Office of Andrew J. Makar, P.S., I provide clients with a practical approach to guide them through the complicated audit and appeals process. I speak with you concerning your situation. examining the facts and laying out the options you have.
Attorney Andrew Makar has 20 years of tax and regulatory experience and is available to meet with clients on weekends and evenings by appointment.
Recently, the state of Washington modified the destination-based sales tax. While causing a lot of confusion, the tax is now determined by where items are delivered, rather then where they were sold. As your lawyer, I will walk you through the legal implications of this on your business and work to minimize the negative impact this might have.
Another area of concern is jurisdictional nexus. This is an issue that is drawing in many out-of-state companies that sell some of their product into Washington, but have no idea that they will be approached by the Washington Department of Revenue for the Business and Occupation (B&O) tax or even Retail Sales Tax. The exposure to the tax itself is traumatic enough, but the State will impose significant penalties. I have helped many out-of-state clients.
Representing Clients during Audits
If you have been audited, you may feel overwhelmed. Audits are sometimes triggered by a questionable deduction or if an account has more money than you earned. I can examine your records and will work to clarify the confusion.
Every situation is different, so it is important to work with an experienced tax attorney; the tax codes are complex and there are hundreds of pages of regulations and other interpretations (administrative and court rulings). As a former auditor, I know how the system works and what auditors look for when they conduct their investigations.
I make your case a priority, I conducting my own investigation of your tax return and relevant financial situation. This provides me with the opportunity to see if the tax authorities made any errors of their own, and ensures that I can minimize your tax liability as much as possible.
Contact The Law Office of Andrew J. Makar, P.S. in Fife, Washington, at 253-926-0202 to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable federal tax lawyer.