Capes Sokol’s Tax Controversy and Litigation practice represents individuals and businesses in civil and criminal tax disputes involving the Internal Revenue Service, various states’ Departments of Revenue and the United States Department of Justice.
Our team consists of attorneys and other professionals with vast experience handling tax controversy and litigation matters. It includes attorneys with advanced degrees in tax law and in-depth knowledge of international taxation, a Certified Public Accountant, a former federal tax prosecutor, a former public defender, and a retired IRS Special Agent. We are respected leaders and lecturers, often called on to speak on civil and criminal tax issues in St. Louis and throughout the country. Members of our team have collectively taught the Tax Fraud Prosecutions course at the Washington University Law School for over 30 years. We are leaders in local and national tax and accounting organizations, including the American Bar Association Taxation Section, the Taxation Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Whether working with individual taxpayers or businesses, we strive to reach out-of-court resolutions when it is in our client’s best interest. When necessary, however, we enthusiastically apply our wide breadth of experience to litigate cases before the United States Tax Court, Federal District Courts throughout the United States, the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, and state courts in Missouri and Illinois.
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IRS Audits | Income, Employment, Tax-Exempt, Estate and Gift, and International
Appeals before the IRS Office of Appeals
Multi-State Sales and Use Tax Audits and Appeals
Claims for Refund
Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Investigations and other Employment Tax matters
Claims for Innocent Spouse Relief
Federal and State Tax Collection Matters
Tax Practitioner Penalty Investigations and Appeals
Tax Practitioner Disciplinary Matters Involving the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel and the Supreme Court of Missouri, and the Missouri State Board of Accountancy
IRS Criminal Tax Administrative and Grand Jury Investigations
Federal and State Criminal Tax Litigation
Sensitive IRS Audits
Domestic Voluntary Disclosures Including Representation of Delinquent Filers
Advising Taxpayers with Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets