Capes Sokol’s Tax Controversy and Litigation practice group advocates for and defends clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of Justice and state taxing authorities. Our clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations and include closely held companies and non-profit entities.
Whether working with individual taxpayers or companies, we strive to reach out-of-court resolutions when it is in our client’s best interest. Some of the results of which we are most proud are those that were resolved quietly without becoming a matter of public record or receiving media attention. When necessary, however, we enthusiastically apply our wide breadth of experience in the courtroom. We have tried cases in multiple federal District Courts, the United States Tax Court, and various state courts and administrative bodies including the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission.
We are respected leaders and lecturers, often called on to speak about civil and criminal tax issues before other attorneys, industry groups, tax practitioners, and accountants in St. Louis and throughout the country.
We are committed to furthering the knowledge of practitioners in the area of tax controversy and devote time to teaching current and future lawyers and accountants at the post-graduate level.
In addition to serving in leadership positions on boards of non-profit organizations and providing pro-bono legal services, our attorneys volunteer their time in legal organizations, both locally and nationally.
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
We have the largest group of attorneys focused on tax controversy and litigation representation in the St. Louis area, but our practice extends far beyond this region.