Innocent Spouse Matters
When our clients are seeking innocent spouse relief under section 6015 of the Internal Revenue Code, we provide sound advice about the complexities of this law. Innocent spouse relief generally refers to obtaining relief from a joint liability, arising from a joint income tax return filed with the IRS and/or the FTB that a person previously filed with their spouse. The rules which determine whether a person is eligible for relief from joint liability are lengthy and complicated. We guide our clients as to whether they qualify for innocent spouse relief and represent them in their efforts to obtain relief from joint liability.
If a person seeks relief from joint liability, the law permits the other person who signed the joint return (the “non-requesting spouse”) to object to or support the granting of innocent spouse relief. Our firm also represents non-requesting spouses when they wish to provide information to the IRS either in support of, or in opposition to, the claim for relief filed by the other spouse.
In rare circumstances, where spouses living in a community property state like California have filed separate returns, the IRS may seek to “split” unreported income between two spouses during the course of an audit, even though only one spouse earned the unreported income. Section 66(c) of the Internal Revenue may allow one spouse to avoid having to pay tax on the unreported income under certain circumstances.
International Taxation Legal Expert
“I wholeheartedly give my highest recommendation for Lavar Taylor, Esquire, for both his legal acumen and his client relations’ skills. Mr. Taylor handled a complex, international tax matter for my family over the course of several years from start to finish. What impressed me the most about Mr. Taylor's legal work, was his ability to meticulously explain arcane tax law and its implications upon my family's case. My family and I would retain Lavar Taylor again without hesitation.”
“I hired Lisa Nelson and her firm to address a complex tax situation with the IRS in which the IRS was claiming I owed greater than $250,000. Lisa and her team quickly cut through the red-tape that is ever-present when interacting with the IRS. Lisa was successful in petitioning the IRS to review their agent’s action and the IRS quickly agreed with Lisa’s written appeal and that the IRS agent was indeed incorrect in their ruling, which saved me $250,000 in taxes.”
Wonderful Customer Service
“Lisa Nelson was amazing! She helped us and just gave us the assurance that everything will be OK. She kept in contact with us and told us she will keep us updated on everything that was going on with the IRS and she did! We were never disappointed! We are so happy with her work and I will recommend her to everyone!”
“Lisa Nelson was professional and competent with our legal matters. Her responsiveness exceeded my expectations and the results of the case were very satisfactory. If I would describe Lisa in three words, it would be accountable, results-driven, and enthusiastic. Lisa clearly knew what she was responsible for and had the skills, knowledge, and sufficient influence to carry out her responsibilities. She maintained her focus on priorities and accurately predicted the anticipated consequences of our case. Lisa's deeply rooted enthusiasm for details gave me a sense of confidence that we had selected the right person to handle the job.”
Solved My Issues
“I have worked with a couple of tax attorneys with the same issue, all of them were chop shop style with no customization. Further, you could never get a hold of anyone. Jonathan Amitrano gets back to me with in a couple of hours at the most, and most importantly solved my issues while making me feel like things are being handled properly, which they were.”
Fantastic Case Resolution
“Lisa Nelson was able to help my client with a Casualty and Theft Loss disallowance who had been assessed $60,000 in taxes and penalties. My client was extremely happy and relieved that the tax lien was lifted and the balance was reduced to zero. Lisa was very personable, informative, and responded in a timely manner and we were very grateful for her assistance.”
Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Success
“I highly recommend Jonathan T. Amitrano and the Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor. Jonathan assisted me and my family with a very complicated Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program submission. Jonathan was an excellent advocate and was able to limit my civil tax exposure and eliminate my criminal tax exposure.”
Best Lawyer Ever
“Lisa Nelson is simply the best. I found her on Avvo to help me navigate through a complex IRS situation. My first contact with her was amazing, as she was so very nice and professional. The communication and support was exceptional and I could not have asked for anything better. She provided absolutely sound advice that later helped save me thousands of dollars. I’m so grateful for her representation, as she is hard worker, great communicator, and provided me updates late in the day and weekends. She is extremely intelligent and very knowledgeable. There is no other attorney would ever use then Lisa for future tax law advice.”
He Became A Real Friend To Me
“Jonathan Amitrano is one of the best lawyers I have met during my tax audit process and he became a real friend to me during the process. Jonathan communicates very effectively and is always reachable, and more importantly, he exceled in preparing and presenting my case to IRS auditor. This process resulted in a “win-win” for the whole audit process and the parties involved.”
Excellent Legal Counsel And Results
“Fortunately, I was put into contact with Lavar Taylor who after speaking with me stated that the IRS was wrong on every count in what they were accusing me of and that the actions by the IRS were unreasonable and egregious. In a series of letters and document submissions, Lavar convinced the IRS they had no case and the IRS attorney moved for dismissal of all charges. Lavar provided impeccable advice, guidance and defense. That he is eminently qualified goes without saying. He is both skillful and understanding, making his services all the more valuable. I am deeply indebted to him for his advice and counsel.”