Asserting Your Rights for Penalty Abatement and Tax Refunds

At the Law Office of Williams & Associates, P.C., we concentrate on tax law issues. If you have penalties assessed, or have overpaid your taxes, our lawyers may be able to help get penalties abated and help you get your money back by filing a claim for refund.

Our firm handles California state, federal and international tax matters, and we serve clients in California, throughout the United States and abroad.

Refund and Abatement Strategies

We have successfully received penalty abatements and refunds for our clients ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars.

Our attorneys request penalty abatement and file claims for refund with the IRS and the California tax agencies, including the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the Employment Development Department (EDD), the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) and the California State Board of Equalization (BOE).

If the tax authority denies your claim for a refund, and an appeal is not successful, our attorneys can file a lawsuit against the agency in the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims or a state court. Our lawyers also file claims for levy release, lien release and return of garnished wages.

Negotiating Penalty Reductions on Your Behalf

With the assessment of interest and penalties, tax debts can quickly increase to an unmanageable amount. If you are facing significant penalties for a tax you owe, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. With skillful legal representation, interest and penalties may be reduced or eliminated.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) and the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) each may have assessed penalties that can be abated. Our lawyers can help determine whether you qualify for penalty relief.

Our lawyers are skilled at showing that there is a reasonable cause for late filing, late payment, and reporting errors. We also negotiate installment agreements and offers in compromise to reduce the underlying tax debt.

Let Our Lawyers Advocate for You

Skilled legal representation is vital in serious tax matters. To discuss your tax matter with an attorney from our firm, call our Sacramento office at (916) 488-8501 or toll free at (800) 684-7147, or contact us by email with our online contact form.