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Tax Controversy

Davis Brown attorneys represent individual and corporate clients in tax controversy matters at all levels including audit, administrative, state and federal court proceedings, and international tax treaty matters. Typical client matters involve disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and other state and local governments involving a wide array of taxes including excise, franchise, sales, state income, local and central property taxation, and other taxes.
In addition to handling litigation before federal and state courts, we assist clients from the very beginning stages of a tax controversy, from pre-audit negotiations to administrative hearings.  When litigating a case is the best course of action, we zealously represent our clients against state departments of revenue or the Internal Revenue Service. When litigation can be avoided, our goal is to resolve all matters efficiently and effectively through negotiated settlements or mediation.
Representative client issues:

  1. Corporate, partnership and real estate taxes
  2. State and local tax
      ·  Sales / Consumer's Use Tax
      ·  Corporate and Individual Income Tax
      ·  Excise Taxes
  3. Estate and gift tax
  4. Property taxation/ ad valorem taxation
      ·  Local and central assessment