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IRS Audits & Controversies

A Steady Hand Through Controversies

IRS audits are stressful. At Clark Nuber, we have the experience to guide you through these moments with a steady hand and knowledgeable professionals. Our CPAs have real-world knowledge to assist individuals and organizations with civil or administrative tax controversies. We understand how to talk to the IRS and negotiate on your behalf: helping to minimize penalties, save you time, and let you stay focused on what matters most.

If you’re working with your own legal counsel or accounting professionals, we can supplement your team with our specialized expertise. Some of the ways we can help include:

Voluntary Disclosures

The U.S government is aggressively pursuing U.S. taxpayers with noncompliant financial accounts in foreign countries. Thankfully, programs are available to reduce the penalties for those who voluntarily disclose these holdings. We’ve helped many clients navigate the voluntary disclosure process with foreign banking, investments, trusts, real estate holdings, and other assets—bringing them into compliance and minimizing financial losses.

Offers in Compromise

This formal administrative process helps reduce your tax bill by enabling you to request a settlement based on your financial status. We have created successful Offers in Compromise for clients in a wide range of circumstances.

Audits and Appeals

Nobody wants to get audited by the IRS—but if you do, having a CPA who has been through the process offers reassurance and confidence. We can also help you analyze and appeal the results of an audit after the fact.

Recovery Penalties

If your business withholds payroll taxes from employees but fails to pay them to the federal government, company principals and even employees can be held personally liable for the deficiency. We help you minimize these penalties and avoid having them levied against individuals who should not bear the responsibility.

Delinquent Returns

Whether you are preemptively filing delinquent returns or being pursued by the IRS, you need a CPA who understands the process. We work with the authorities to help you maximize your deductions, reach a settlement on taxes and penalties owed, and avoid being taxed on your gross income. Delinquent returns are frequently audited by the IRS—we get you through it.

Tax Collections

If your tax bill has entered collections, we help you manage the payment process, put forth a defensible payment plan that works for you, and reduce penalty assessments.

Claims for Refund

Sometimes a tax controversy works in your favor—but you still need an aggressive advocate to help. Our CPAs will amend your return, maximize your refund, and make your case to the IRS.

Amended Returns

With tax law constantly in flux, and statues of limitations constantly counting down, you may have to file an amended return to receive a refund or settle a tax liability. Clark Nuber can help you navigate this process.

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Rick Cooley

Rick is an eclectic person, which is possibly the reason he’s a successful part of several different areas in the firm’s tax practice.

CPA | Shareholder

Jennifer Becker Harris

Foundations and not-for-profits might be exempt from taxation, but they’re not exempt from complexity: anything but.

CPA, MST | Shareholder

Celia Davis

Celia lives her life from ski to sea. And with a deep love for travel, she’s made it a goal to visit as many of the world’s best beaches as she can.

CPA | Senior Manager

Anna Au

In quiet relaxing moments, soothing cuddles from her cat brings Anna joy. At other times it is endorphins from her workouts, FaceTiming with her daughter, or just chilling with her husband.

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