Practise Areas

State and Federal Tax Law Attorneys

The Law Offices of Houk Law, offers the precision and expert guidance of a large corporation with a personal service of a specialty law firm in your home town. We concentrate on all areas of U.S federal and tax laws. We are able to represent our clients in all U.S tax matters as well as international.

The following are just some of the legal services we provide.

Tax litigation: Our lawyers litigate disputes in state and federal courts. We also negotiate with tax authorities to avoid litigation.
Tax Court litigation: We represent businesses and individuals in the U.S. Tax Court to challenge proposed deficiencies or other federal tax actions.
Tax audits, appeals, protests and settlements: We represent individuals and businesses nationwide with regard to their federal and (location) state tax matters.
Business and employment tax matters: We represent business owners with issues such as payroll tax, trust fund recovery penalties, and worker classification/independent contractor disputes before the IRS, EDD, and CUIAB.
FATCA: We provide consultations to foreign financial institutions regarding Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) compliance.
Tax collection issues: Our lawyers help clients with tax liabilities to negotiate payment arrangements with the tax authorities.
Installment agreements and offers in compromise: We negotiate installment agreements and offers in compromise to resolve tax liabilities.
Tax refund claims and penalty abatements: If you think you overpaid a tax liability or that penalties were unfairly assessed, our lawyers will work to help recover the overpayments.
Criminal tax matters: We defend people who are accused of crimes such as tax evasion, willful failure to file a tax return, and filing fraudulent tax returns.
New York tax practice: We represent individuals and businesses with issues before the (location) tax authorities concerning sales and use tax, residency, and matters related to nexus with (location).
Multi-state tax compliance: We often represent multi-state and out-of-state businesses in New York tax matters such as sales and use tax, fuel tax, excise tax, tobacco tax, and medical marijuana tax.
Residency: We represent individuals before the Franchise Tax Board when issues of residency or domicile are disputed.
International tax: We represent individuals and business owners with issues involving offshore bank accounts and FATCA compliance.
Tax compliance: Our lawyers handle IRS and state tax compliance regarding income tax, sales and use tax, estate and gift tax, employment tax, property tax, and tax penalties before the tax authorities.
Penalty abatement: If you owe a tax debt and penalties are assessed, our lawyers will advocate for the abatement of penalties to the state and federal tax authorities.
Voluntary disclosure and amnesty programs: Our attorneys regularly represent clients with state and federal voluntary disclosure and amnesty programs.
Wage and hour matters: We represent businesses in the defense of wage and hour claims by both governmental agencies and plaintiffs.
Worker classification issues: We provide expert guidance in forming legitimate contractor relationships, reviewing clients' current business practices, and representing businesses in tax audits.
Specialty services: Our specialty services include private letter ruling requests, expert witness testimony, grand jury representation, Freedom of Information Act requests, New York attorney-client fee arbitration, and Circular 230 matters.