Tax Preparer Penalties

Southern California Lawyer Representing Tax Professionals

Defending CPA's Facing IRS Penalties

Certified public accountants and tax attorneys are held to an ethical standard of conduct when preparing income tax returns. When these standards are violated, tax professionals face criminal and civil penalties from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

If the IRS is beginning an investigation against you, don't delay — you need to speak with an experienced tax attorney as soon as possible. My name is Scott Kauffman, and I have more than 25 years of experience defending clients with complex tax law concerns. Contact me to schedule an initial consultation.

25 Years Experience Defending Tax Preparers

At the Tax Litigation Law Offices of Scott Kauffman, I practice exclusively with tax law matters. I obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in 1986. Since then, I have represented many income tax preparers with serious allegations against them, such as:

  • Failing to sign a tax return
  • Failing to follow standards of conduct
  • Failing to include their tax identification number on tax returns
  • Failing to provide the taxpayer with a copy of the tax return
  • Failing to properly include information from the tax payers' W-2 statements

The IRS will seek civil penalties against you, if you knew or should have known you were at-fault. Your firm can also be held accountable for hiding your mistakes.

Once this is reported to IRS' Office of Professional Responsibility, you could face suspension, disbarment, as well as financial penalties. I am well-prepared to investigate the charges against you and examine the evidence. As an experienced negotiator, I am also ready to work with the IRS to try and reduce the charges against you. I am committed to protecting your livelihood and future.

Contact Me for Experienced Representation

When you pick me as your tax attorney, you will always work directly with me. None of my cases are handled by paralegals or other attorneys.

Contact me by e-mail or call me at (949) 474-1820 to discuss your legal options.