Resolving Business Tax
and Employment Tax Disputes
Business Tax Law
Peace of Mind for Boston Businesses Facing Tax Issues
Boston’s Businesses' have special concerns when it comes to the tax laws. At Thorn Law Group, we concentrate on representing taxpayers before the IRS, Department of Justice and state taxing authorities in all types of business tax matters, including:
- IRS Civil Tax Audits
- IRS Criminal Tax Investigations
- Tax Penalty Relief
- IRS Technical Advice Requests
- Private Letter Ruling Requests
- IRS Collection: Liens, Levies, & Seizures
- Employment Tax Disputes
- Worker Classification
- Tax Shelter Investigations
- Partnership Tax / TEFRA
- Valuation Disputes
At Thorn Law Group, we specialize in handling business tax problems, questions and crises for Boston companies. Whether your Boston business is facing an audit or investigation, IRS collections or employment disputes, or is seeking penalty relief, technical advice or ruling requests, our skilled tax attorneys can help. From our offices in Boston, MA and Washington, DC, Thorn Law Group can provide you with effective representation in business and employment tax matters. We will work to resolve your tax issues in a manner that is allows you to continue operating your business with a minimum of distraction.
Defending Businesses in Worker Classification Audits and Disputes
At Thorn Law Group, we are experienced at advising clients in Boston and throughout New England on how the government and courts determine a worker’s appropriate classification. For federal and state tax purposes, there are two classifications: independent contractor or employee. Either classification can be a valid and appropriate business choice. The distinction between independent contractor and employee is an important one because it impacts the tax responsibilities of both the business and the workers.
Worker Misclassification is an area the IRS and the State of Massachusetts have highlighted for increased investigation and enforcement, including financial penalties and even criminal prosecution.
In fact, the State of Massachusetts considers itself a national leader in the fight against employee misclassification, as evidenced by its recent groundbreaking, $3-million settlement with FedEx Ground to settle claims that the company misclassified drivers as independent contractors.
Businesses found to have misclassified workers as independent contractors rather than employees may be subject to significant back taxes and penalties and, in egregious cases, criminal prosecution. The tax lawyers at Thorn Law Group are experienced at advising clients on the process the IRS and the courts use to determine whether a worker is appropriately classified as an employee or independent contractor for tax purposes.
Contact the Thorn Law Group today to see how we can meet your tax and litigation needs. For a consultation, contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 692-2989.