Tax Lawyer –Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Pennsylvania
We help clients manage and resolve overwhelming tax problems, and would be glad to assist you in any way we can. You don't have to face the government alone.
Our hard-won experience in dealing with the IRS leads many other lawyers and accountants to refer their clients to us for help with such problems. Our efforts are informed by many years of experience both in private practice and with the IRS itself. As a tax attorney and former IRS special agent, Mr. Haynes assists clients in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., as well as throughout the country.
Our firm routinely handles complex and difficult cases involving:
tax levies and garnishments
federal and state tax liens
innocent spouse issues
collection due process hearings
IRS audits and appeals
offers in compromise
requests for abatement of penalties
IRS tax fraud and failure to file investigations
payroll tax delinquencies
trust fund recovery penalties
Maryland tax attorney B.J. Haynes also helps clients with allegations of white collar crime including tax evasion, willful failure to file, embezzlement, bank fraud, currency structuring and money laundering.
How can our firm help you?
Living with overwhelming tax debts can destroy your personal and financial life. But tax problems that seem insurmountable can be resolved with diligence, creativity, and experience. We enjoy nothing more than helping clients solve these painful problems and giving them a fresh start, free of their IRS fears and concerns. We have helped numerous clients with their Virginia and Washington D.C. tax lien cases, and can help you too. It can be done.
We extend a 15% courtesy discount to active duty and retired military personnel, law enforcement officers, firefighters and teachers. We respect, appreciate and value your service to our country.
You can now add Canada to Switzerland and the other European and far east countries from which the IRS is seeking information on U.S. account holders. Sadly, the "U.S. persons" included in the very broad net being cast by the IRS include many “accidental Americans,” such as Canadian citizens who hold or once held U.S. green cards. Banks that fail to comply with the IRS’s demands for information on account holders face massive penalties under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, and thus are lining up to comply. The IRS will then use that information to assert taxes, penalties and interest against the taxpayers involved, and some will be subjected to criminal prosecution.
If you have financial accounts or other assets of any kind outside the U.S., now is the time to come into compliance with your obligations to report non-U.S. income on your U.S. returns, and to file any required foreign bank account reports (FBARs). The IRS’s current settlement initiative runs only until August 31st.
An article from the Canadian perspective can be found here.
New IRS Offshore Compliance Initiative
The IRS's first initiative aimed at "encouraging" the disclosure of previously hidden offshore accounts is also over, having expired on October 15, 2009. However, a second change compliance initiative was announced. It will close on August 31, 2011. The IRS has vowed to actively pursue criminal charges against those who do not make voluntary disclosures of their offshore accounts and the related unreported income. This threat is made more credible by the ever growing list of foreign banks that are sending the IRS information about their U.S. customers. If you have assets of any kind held outside the country, please call us... NOW! READ MORE >>
Be Careful Who You Hire
In the category of "be careful who you hire," last August the California Attorney General’s Office has filed a $34,000,000 fraud complaint against TV infomercial “tax resolution” promoter Roni Deutch, in what the complaint calls a “heartless scheme” to swindle thousands of dollars from people with tax collection problems. The complaint alleges that Deutch misleads consumers by promising to reduce their debts to the IRS. Instead, she takes large, up-front payments from them but provides little or no help in reducing their tax bills. Deutch allegedly spends $3 million a year on advertising, much of it on late-night TV, using false testimonials from clients who claim her firm saved them thousands of dollars in tax debts. In her "boiler room," callers seeking help are subjected to high-pressure sales tactics and misleading information, including claims that the firm has a 99 percent success rate in dealing with IRS. Through her scheme, Deutch escalates costs for clients by placing them in an endless loop of requests for duplicate documents that increases her fees, and increases penalties and interest her clients owe to IRS, according to the Attorney General. Deutch has now agreed to turn in her law license and to close down her operation.
BJ Haynes is a Maryland tax and IRS lawyer who assists clients with tax problems, IRS problems, tax liens, tax audits, tax returns, tax evasion, tax fraud, tax court, IRS audits, IRS levies, IRS criminal investigations. The law office of Burton J. Haynes, PC practices in all states including Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC with both civil and criminal tax problems.
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