We are the premiere high-stakes white collar criminal tax defense firm in St. Petersburg. Our Tax Defense Attorney have extensive knowledge of the tax laws and experience conducting criminal tax case jury trials. We are the firm that St. Petersburg CPAs and attorneys look to when their clients are facing criminal tax exposure. Our lead Tax Defense Attorney has prosecuted and later defended numerous criminal tax trials throughout the US.Schedule a Free Consultation
When your case can affect your freedom, life-time achievements, and reputation, You need an experienced Tax Defense Attorney. At Tax Workout Group, you will be defended by a former Federal prosecutor. Why not have the best experience, training, and resources on your side. Our Tax Defense Attorney has experienced great success representing clients at every stage of the criminal tax process including administrative investigations conducted by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, a joint IRS-DOJ grand jury investigation, or an indictment and/or prosecution by the U.S. Attorneys Office. Each Tax Workout Group Tax Defense Attorney possess an LLM in taxation and/or are also Certified Public Accountants. Our history of success is built upon a foundation of intense and thorough preparation, a methodical review of the facts, followed by skillful execution at every stage of the criminal case – from investigation to defense of the matter at trial on the merits, if necessary. In addition, our white-collar criminal tax defense group focuses on both the civil and criminal tax exposure to our clients by examining the tax controversy and asset forfeiture implications of each case.
Our lead tax attorney, Brian Phillips served in the United States Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida. During this time Brian handled complex civil tax and criminal matters and served as the lead Asset Forfeiture attorney in the Orlando office of the United States Attorney where he prosecuted a large number of white collar criminal cases.
Mr. Phillips is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Florida LLM – Taxation Program where he teaches Procedures in Tax Fraud Cases.
Most other Tax Defense Attorney are part of a “cottage industry” of tax relief agencies whose primarily offering is an “Offer-in-Compromise.” This “administrative option takes forever to get processed, usually has a low acceptance rate, provides the government with a “road map” to your assets and acts as a “tolling event,” substantially delaying the period before you can eliminate your tax claims in bankruptcy. We are different. We don’t offer you limited administrative options – we present the full spectrum of solutions – we fight for a real fresh start, one that addresses all of your debt.
Our tax practice group consists of tax and bankruptcy attorneys, former taxing agency personnel, tactically trained Certified Public Accountants and IRS Enrolled Agents, veteran bankruptcy paralegals, and an extensive team of tax and bankruptcy operations specialists and administrative support staff.
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We offer a FREE Tax Case Evaluation during which we will gather facts, answer your questions and confirm that we can resolve your tax issues.
Your situation requires honesty from both of us. We’ll tell you what you need to know and how we are going to do it. Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly and cost-effective as possible to get your life back to normal as soon as possible.
We pride ourselves on being responsive and communicating with our clients. We never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
We truly understand the complications crippling tax claims can bring to individuals and their families. We guide you through the entire process.
Each new client is assigned a “Client Success Manager” as part of their team, to onboard them, and thereafter, to mentor and guide them throughout the handing of their case - from start to finish. We do all this in a “virtual” environment offering our client a positive remote experience by effectively reducing the need for face-to-face meetings, handwritten signatures and the shuffling of paperwork, files and documents. By combining various technological advancements, we can ensure that all professional staff assignments and client information/document requests are completed in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
In addition, we provide our clients with the ability to log into our client portal platform with 24/7 access to everything on demand and centrally located through two separate client access tools –Client Mobile Device Communicator and Client Connect Desktop Portal.
While the law permits tax avoidance, it severely condemns tax evasion. Oftentimes, the courts themselves have erroneously treated these two concepts similarly. In fact, certain IRS Code sections, by virtue of the way they were drafted, reveal an inability to separate the two.
The federal government has enacted a comprehensive statutory framework of criminal and civil penalties aimed at prohibiting and punishing anyone engaging in tax fraud to deter noncompliance with the filing and payment provisions of Internal Revenue Code. Moreover, since the criminal and civil sanctions for tax fraud are not mutually exclusive, In many cases exposure to one may trigger exposure to the other and it’s inevitable that the taxing agency will pursue civil fraud penalties against a taxpayer convicted of a criminal tax charge. At Tax Workout Group, our Tax Defense Attorney will defend against both civil and criminal exposure of our tax clients.
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Don’t risk your reputation and financial well-being. We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and get the correct legal tax representation. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us for a free Tax Case Evaluation at (866) 870-2052. We will answer your questions and quickly advise you regarding the best possible way to resolve your tax claims. You may also simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you to schedule the Tax Case Evaluation. We generally reply immediately or within a few hours on the same business day.
Everyone at Tax Workout Group was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They walked us through the new client onboarding process efficiently, always exhibiting extreme professionalism. Their client portal tools made it easy to access our files and remain “connected” to our matter 24/7. Importantly, the lead tax attorney assigned to our engagement moved it forward effectively, resulting in a great outcome.
Garrett is very knowledgeable attorney who was willing to the take the time to find the best course of action for my financial issues and see it through with me. I am in a better position financially and have a solid plan of how to reach my financial goals. I am so appreciative!!!
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