Brown, PC

Tax Litigation Attorneys in Fort Worth, Texas

Brown, PC

500 Main Street
Suite 400

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Phone(817) 870-0025 or(888) 870-0025
Fax (817) 870-0515

Website www.browntax.com
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Law Firm Overview

Brown, PC is a tax law firm located in Fort Worth area and serves clients throughout the United States and around the world. Practice areas include civil and U.S.
Tax Court litigation, offshore account compliance (OVDP), criminal defense of white collar and financial crimes, state and local tax matters, IRS audits and appeals, business and employment tax, IRS collections, and asset forfeiture.

Attorney Lawrence Brown has more than 25 years of experience and is a former U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division trial attorney, giving him an insider's understanding of IRS and Department of Justice Tax Division procedures and tactics. He understands the value of looking at matters from the perspective of the IRS or other agency and applying that insight to each client's case.

Brown, PC represents individuals and businesses in complex and contentious tax controversies, disputes, and litigation, particularly in high-stakes and high-value cases. The highly skilled and knowledgeable legal team develops innovative strategies designed to protect clientsí rights, while pursuing favorable resolution of their legal challenges.

Year this Office was Established: 1992

Languages: English

Areas of Law







Additional Areas of Law: Business and Employment Tax; Employment Tax Disputes; IRS Civil Tax Audit; IRS Collection: Liens, Levies & Seizures; IRS Criminal Tax Investigations; IRS Technical Advice Requests; Officer And Executive Compensation; Partnership Tax / TEFRA; Private Letter Ruling Requests; Reimbursed Expenses; Tax Penalty Relief; Tip Compliance; Trends in IRS Investigations; Trust Fund Recovery Penalties; Valuation Disputes; California State and Local Taxes ;Board of Equalization; Consequences of Nonpayment; Corporation and Business Issues; Delinquent Tax Collection; Employment Development Department; Franchise Tax Board; Independent Contractor Agreements; Innocent Spouse & Registered Domestic Partner Relief; Offers in Compromise; Payroll Tax Audit.


Areas of Law Description

- Tax Litigation

Tax litigation is a fight. A single loss may create unfavorable precedent that costs the U.S. Treasury millions in tax revenue. The government has a lot on the line, and so do our clients. We assemble a team with the capabilities to match or exceed the governments. Depending on the complexity of the case, Brown, PC may pull in former IRS agents, forensic accounts, financial investigators, CPAs and industry experts.

- IRS Audits and Appeals

If you have been targeted for an audit, contact a qualified tax problem attorney before making any contact with the IRS. Lawrence Brown is extensively experienced in the IRS audit process, and can challenge a Revenue Agentís assertions of under reported income or questionable deductions.

- Tax Crimes

Brown, PC has represented individuals, business owners and corporations in Texas and throughout the United States accused of any form of IRS tax fraud: tax evasion, tax fraud (filing false returns), failure to file a tax return, failure to collect employment taxes, failure to pay over collected taxes to the IRS, money laundering, submitting false documents, false statements to investigators, perjury under oath, obstruction of justice and conspiracy or aiding and abetting tax violations.



Lawyers

Lawrence Brown Mr. Lawrence Brown
Attorney
Criminal Law, Litigation, Tax

  

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation

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Tax Litigation
IRS Audit
Criminal Tax
Tax Money Laundering
State and Local Tax
IRS Employment Tax Audit Initiative
Business Tax
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Articles Published by Brown, PC

 Tax Professionals Report More Audits as Stricter IRS Deadlines Approach

The tax code is incredibly complicated and intricate. Even when a business or an individual intends to be in compliance with tax requirements, cost-saving measures can easily slip over the line into illegal territory.

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 The Shifting Landscape of the OVDP Opt-Out

Since the IRS announced the 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) over five years ago, our firm has been assisting taxpayers submit accurate and complete disclosures in accordance with the program guidelines and procedures. The evolution of the OVDP through the 2011 and 2012 programs has brought a longer look-back period, steeper penalties, and more insight into IRS positions and procedures at different points in the program.

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 U.S. District Court Upholds Multiple Willful FBAR Penalties Against Taxpayer

In a case that has raised eyebrows in the tax community, a jury in the Southern District of Florida has sustained the IRS's assessment of multiple willful FBAR penalties against an American business man and bank director.

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 IRS Assesses Another 150% Civil FBAR Penalty

The IRS has asserted multiple maximum civil FBAR penalties against Ashvin Desai, who failed to disclose the existence of offshore accounts or report interest income from the accounts on his tax returns. Desai, a sixty-four year old born in Mumbai, India, was sentenced last week to six months of imprisonment in his criminal trial.

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 Willfulness and the Civil FBAR Penalty

In 2008, when it was revealed that wealthy individuals around the world were utilizing accounts and trusts in Liechtenstein to evade taxes, the United States initiated a coordinated effort with foreign governments to combat tax evasion through the use of offshore trusts and accounts. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has since launched criminal investigations of several foreign banks, many of which are ongoing.

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 IRS Changing Terms for Offshore Account Holders

U.S. taxpayers hiding assets abroad should take note of the Internal Revenue Serviceís plan to sharply increase penalties for such acts, while those who unintentionally fail to disclose offshore accounts will experience much more leniency.

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 U.S. District Court Upholds Multiple Willful FBAR Penalties Against Taxpayer

In a case that has raised eyebrows in the tax community, a jury in the Southern District of Florida has sustained the IRSís assessment of multiple willful FBAR penalties against an American business man and bank director.

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 U.S. to Ease Initial Enforcement of FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act)

With FATCA set to take effect on July 1, financial institutions around the world have been lobbying to delay implementation of the law, citing concerns about costs and potential disruptions to global markets.

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 The Shifting Landscape of the OVDP Opt-Out

Since the IRS announced the 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) over five years ago, our firm has been assisting taxpayers submit accurate and complete disclosures in accordance with the program guidelines and procedures. The evolution of the OVDP through the 2011 and 2012 programs has brought a longer look-back period, steeper penalties, and more insight into IRS positions and procedures at different points in the program.

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Employment Contracts

We represent companies in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, and healthcare. On a variety of matters related to the drafting of employment agreements, employee handbooks, and company policy manuals. When helping draft employment contracts, some of the issues we help clients with include wage and hour issues, leave issues such as sick leave and vacation time, privacy issues, and the elimination of harassment in the workplace.

IRS Collections

If you currently owe the IRS more than you can pay immediately, and in one lump sum, you have a number of options for resolving your problem, including a compromise settlement with the IRS, an installment agreement, and currently non-collectible status. For more information on IRS collection options, please contact us or visit our website.

Business IRS Audit

There are two reasons a business should hire an experienced tax attorney when contacted by the IRS about an audit. First, to level the playing field. The IRS agents handling business audits are typically very experienced, and they handle audits all day everyday. It just makes sense for a business to have somebody on its side that is well experienced in handling IRS audits. Second, hiring an experienced tax attorney will allow the businesses' key managers to stay focused on the business and not be distracted by interfacing with the IRS agents during the audit. For more information on handling your business IRS audit, please contact us or visit our website.

Bank Fraud

Bank fraud cases are investigated and prosecuted very aggressively by the government. And bank fraud charges carry 30 years per count. Bank fraud can include just about any knowing and willfully false statement made to a bank or financial institution.

Pharmaceutical Crimes Defense

In pharmaceutical crime cases, we represent doctors, pharmacists, and pharmacy employees. Many times, cases revolve around adulterated products, illegal kickback schemes, or the billing for name brand products while dispensing generic products.




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