CPAs - Is Your Client Facing Florida DOR Agression?
Florida State and Local Tax Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Moffa, Gainor, & Sutton, P.A., our state and local tax attorneys have over 50 years of experience in practicing law and even more as CPAs. Our managing shareholder, Mr. Joseph C. Moffa worked for 10 years at a "Big 5" CPA firm heading up the firm's Florida State and Local Tax (SALT) Department, regularly resolving many state and local tax issues for Fortune 500 companies. In 1991, Mr. Moffa opened his own law practice with a focus on Florida Tax Controversy work, and has been doing so ever since. If you are a Florida CPA, then you have probably seen Mr. Moffa speak at CPA conventions and continuing education events as he has been a frequent lecturer for the FICPA on Florida tax issues for the last 20 years. As members of the Florida and American Institutes of CPAs, we are highly conversant with the problems a CPA can run into when a client is suddenly faced with tough tax issues, such as being under a Florida tax audit or reciving a Florida
The strength of our law firm is our nearly exclusive focus on Florida tax controversy, regularly taking on the tough tax situations for attorneys and CPAs. Florida tax issues can quickly escalate and it may be that you do not have the time or resources to provide the service a client now finds themselves in dire need of. We also work with CPA firms that are well versed in State and Local Tax (SALT) matters, but their client is facing a completely unreasonable Florida tax auditor necessitating the need for aggressive litigation to bring settlement negotiations back into the realm of being reasonable. This is where we come in, assisting you and your client by legally defending them through their Florida sate and local tax difficulties. We also receive referrals for both attorneys and CPAs with clients that are at risk of criminal prosecution for Florida tax matters. At the Law Offices of Moffa, Gainor, & Sutton, P.A., WE HANDLE FLORIDA CRIMINAL TAX DEFENSE cases as well. Because of our concentration on tax controversy, once a proven
Florida tax attorney from our firm has resolved your client's tax troubles, we do not then seek to talk to them about other issues.
Helping In All Phases of an Audit
Whether our work on behalf of your client begins with the receipt of a Form DR-840 Notice of Intent to Audit Books and Records from the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) or after a Notice of Proposed Assessment (NOPA) has been issued, we handle all aspects of your client's Florida State and Local Tax Defense. One of the benefits of using our services includes the use of tax litigation to protect your client's rights and interests. In many cases, situations that we bring to court are then settled prior to a court decision. Once in litigation, the DOR has a different mindset with regard to compromise than during an audit or the appeals process. Frequently, therefore, our aggressive stance creates a better scenario for effective negotiations.
Let our 5 decades of State and Local Tax Legal Defense Experience go to work for your client, when assistance is needed with any area of Florida tax controversy.
If you are a CPA, contact a Florida tax lawyerfrom our firm when a client faces an audit or other tax difficulty and legal assistance is needed.