Boston Tax Attorney Resolving Complex National and International Tax Issues
Kevin E. Thorn
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The legal team at Thorn Law Group offers professional tax advice and legal representation to clients dealing with complex national and international tax law matters. Our tax litigation firm is well-recognized throughout the industry for our vast experience and ability to develop innovative approaches that quickly and effectively resolve serious tax law issues and disputes.
The legal professionals at our firm represent clients in the United States and across the globe in sensitive civil and criminal tax investigations, audits and litigation. We also provide extensive tax planning services to businesses and individuals.
Our firm’s clients include:
- Individual taxpayers
- High-net-worth individuals
- Corporate executives
- Small and mid-sized companies
- Organizations operating in the U.S. and abroad
The lawyers at our firm focus on delivering comprehensive advice and solutions to our diverse client base. Whether we are advising on complex business and international tax law issues or guiding a client through complicated IRS reporting requirements associated with offshore bank accounts and voluntary disclosures, we are committed to achieving the most advantageous results possible for each of our clients.
Experience that Counts
The attorneys at Thorn Law Group are a highly skilled team of professionals with more than 30 years of combined tax law experience. Many of our tax lawyers have worked as trial attorneys with the Internal Revenue Service and served as law clerks with the United States Tax Court before entering private practice.
The legal professionals at our firm represent clients in the United States and across the globe.
These legal professionals provide our clients with a distinct advantage when dealing with sensitive tax issues: they are able to draw upon their unique insight and understanding of IRS operations and federal court procedures to develop legal strategies that minimize our clients’ exposure while producing optimal outcomes.
Each Boston tax attorney at our firm has developed the skills and knowledge necessary to handle complex international and domestic tax law matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience practicing before the various courts and authorities that hear tax controversies, including the IRS, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Tax Court, state taxing authorities and professional responsibility tribunals. While our firm takes swift action to settle tax disputes and avoid costly litigation, when a resolution cannot be reached we vigorously represent our clients before these courts and authorities and handle all appeals associated with their case.
Based upon past experience and feedback from the tax community and the National Taxpayer Advocate, the IRS has recently made several modifications to its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). These changes are designed to provide more opportunities for taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts to come forward and voluntarily report their accounts to the IRS.
The 2014 changes expand the streamlined filing process for taxpayers who did not act willfully in failing to report their foreign financial assets to the IRS. Under the revised program, certain taxpayers living in the United States will now be permitted to take advantage of the IRS’ streamlined compliance procedures. Additionally, an increased number of U.S. taxpayers residing abroad will be eligible to participate in the program. The changes also eliminate an earlier cap on unpaid tax liabilities, do away with the risk questionnaire and now require applicants to provide certification to the IRS that their conduct was not willful.
The IRS has also made important revisions to the program which will impact taxpayers who acted willfully to shield their foreign accounts from the IRS. Under the 2014 modifications, willful violators are required to submit more information to the IRS, including all account statements, and pay their offshore penalty at the time of their application. Additionally, depending upon the circumstances, these taxpayers may be subject to higher penalties than in the past.
Taxpayers in the Boston area with questions about the 2014 OVDP should consult a Massachusetts IRS voluntary disclosure lawyer at Thorn Law Group.
Boston Tax Attorney Meeting the Demands of the New England Region
Thorn Law Group is uniquely positioned to counsel businesses and individuals in Boston and the greater New England area and assist with their complex tax issues and litigation needs. Each Massachusetts tax attorney at Thorn Law Group has a distinct appreciation of the difficult legal and tax challenges impacting the many industries operating in this region of the country, including companies in the high tech and financial services sector.
Our firm’s Boston office is centrally located to meet the legal demands of our growing client base in Massachusetts and the New England region. We understand that when clients are dealing with important tax matters, they generally prefer to discuss these sensitive issues privately and in person with an experienced tax attorney in the Boston area. By operating a satellite office in the city’s Financial District, our Boston-area clients have ready access to highly skilled tax counsel who work to:
- Negotiate, advise and act from a position of strength, knowledge and experience;
- Resolve issues as quickly and discreetly as possible;
- Protect clients' rights; and,
- Prevent IRS abuses.
Counseling a Diverse Client Base
At Thorn Law Group, we are proud of our ability to successfully represent a diverse range of national and international clients facing challenging tax law matters. In order to better meet the needs of this clientele, our firm has assembled a multilingual team with staff proficient in Chinese, French, Hindi and English. We have also developed a strong network of law firms and legal practitioners working internationally to assist our clients with complex foreign tax issues.
Whether we are navigating a U.S. taxpayer through the IRS tax amnesty program or working with an international company to structure a complex business transaction, our goal remains the same: to provide our clients with exceptional legal representation so that their tax issues can be resolved as quickly and successfully as possible.
Contact Thorn Law Group
If you have questions about a tax law matter or would like to learn more about the services offered by Thorn Law Group, we encourage you to contact a Boston tax attorney at our firm to schedule a legal consultation. We can be reached in our Boston office at (617) 692-2989.