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An Experienced Advocate For Tax Litigation Defense

If you receive a letter or notice from the IRS, California Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department or California Department of Tax & Fee Administration (formerly Board of Equalization), or are engaged in a dispute with them, the steps you take in defending yourself will have a significant impact on your future.

A mistake could end up costing you dearly, failing to assert and protect your legal rights, or pay more than you should have to. An experienced tax litigation attorney can provide the representation you need to put this matter behind you for good.

I am Thomas J. Fernandez, an experienced tax litigation attorney with a law office in Irvine, California. I have extensive experience defending taxpayers against federal, state and local tax authorities and representing tax payers in tax litigation, tax audits and tax collections action. I also help people with tax planning issues pertaining to real estate purchases and sales, business formation, and estate planning.

You don’t have to face this tax law matter alone. The Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez is here to protect your rights and advocate for you throughout the legal process.

Inside Knowledge Of Tax Authorities

I am a former IRS senior trial attorney. This experience has given me valuable insight into the legal strategies and procedures tax authorities use against my clients today. Such inside experience is necessary in order to create a level playing field and adequately assert and protect taxpayer rights.

I earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, then gained experience as an IRS attorney prior to forming a boutique tax litigation firm.

I know how tax agencies work. In addition to litigation cases in U.S. Tax Court, as an IRS attorney, I advised revenue agents, international tax examiners, estate and gift tax examiners, revenue officers, and appeals officers regarding complicated tax issues and procedural matters. I use this experience and training to defend my clients against unfair tax liabilities, protect their assets and resolve their tax issues.

A tax lawyer with extensive knowledge of tax laws can protect your rights when facing the IRS or a California taxing authority. My direct knowledge of how taxing authorities determine what you owe, how they prove it, and how they seek to collect it can help you minimize unexpected tax liabilities, interest, fees and penalties.

Speak With An Attorney Who Can Help

It’s daunting to face tax collectors on your own. I am here to serve as your guide and advocate throughout every stage of the process. To learn more about how I can help you resolve your tax law issues and protect your rights and assets, contact my tax law offices online or by telephone at 949-753-9262.