Our office located in Houston, TX represents clients in federal tax matters. Dealing with IRS problems can be a stressful period for taxpayers. Resolving such issues require careful planning and teamwork. We have successfully represented clients in IRS controversies and offshore voluntary compliance.
There’s absolutely no excuse for not taking the first step right now to resolve your tax issues. When you’re ready to speak to experienced Houston tax attorneys to resolve your tax issues, call (281) 746-6066 to schedule an initial consultation.
For taxpayers who have undisclosed foreign financial assets and/or income, the IRS provides several options to remedy previous failure to comply with US tax and information reporting obligations. These options include:
We’ve successfully represented clients nationally and internationally in offshore voluntary disclosure matters.
If you have received an examination letter from the IRS, you need a Houston tax attorney who understands the audit process on your side. Revenue agents and tax compliance officers often overstep their boundaries when conducting audits. As a former IRS auditor, I know the shortcuts and mistakes that auditors often make. IRS employees do not have unlimited authority; they are required to abide by tax laws and when conducting examinations. I will ensure that your rights are protected at all times. While we attempt to resolve all tax disputes at the administrative level, occasionally we are forced to petition the tax court for relief.
We help individuals and small businesses resolve their tax debt problems, including employment tax and trust fund recovery penalties. We do not promise or advertise about settling debts for pennies on the dollar because it’s just plain wrong and misleading. We do promise to carefully evaluate all of your options to get you the best relief possible through installment agreements, penalty abatement, currently not collectible, offers in compromise, and bankruptcy.
19 August 2018
U.S. Tax on Australian Superannuation Funds An Australian superannuation fund is a partly compulsory pension program put in place by…Read more
12 August 2018
Court Says FBAR Willful Penalty not Limited to $100,000 Breaking from Wadhan and Colliot, the court in Norman v. United States, No.…Read more
08 August 2018
FBAR Instruction Guide for U.S. Entities U.S. Person For FBAR compliance purposes, a “U.S. person” includes U.S. citizens, U.S. residents,…Read more
06 August 2018
FBAR willful penalty capped at $100,000 In the wake of U.S. v. Colliot FBAR civil penalty case discussed previously, another district…Read more
26 July 2018
U.S. Shareholder and Controlled Foreign Corporation Status It is often the case that a U.S. shareholder of a foreign corporation…Read more
21 July 2018
Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures The IRS streamlined foreign offshore procedures (SFOP) are one of the two programs available in the…Read more
18 July 2018
FIRPTA Certification of Non-foreign Status Previously, we discussed the general FIRPTA withholding requirements. Here we discuss the process where a…Read more
17 July 2018
FIRPTA Withholding Requirements The disposition of a U.S. real property interest by a foreign seller (the transferor) is subject to…Read more
08 July 2018
Closer connection exception & the substantial presence test An individual is a U.S. tax resident if they meet either the…Read more
23 June 2018
Cryptocurrency Tax Compliance Despite the name, cryptocurrencies are not "currencies" at all for tax purposes. The IRS treats virtual currency…Read more
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I was getting Audited by the IRS and did not know what to do. I reached out to Mr. Patel, and I'm grateful I did. Together we worked out a plan to get it resolved, and I couldn't be happier with the result. Mr. Patel's knowledge in tax was truly an asset. I would recommend him to anyone facing any IRS or tax issues.
I found Mr. Patel to be very knowledgeable. I came to him in a state of panic regarding my tax liens and multiple years of unfiled returns. My credit rating was completely shot and I was worried I would end up losing my personal assets. His solution was logical and reasonable... Some of the tax resolution companies I reached out to wanted $6500 to submit an offer in compromise... I highly recommend Mr. Patel to anyone that is dealing with IRS issues.
We found Mr. Patel's services to be professional, speedy, and his rates are very reasonable for the wide array of tax services he provides. We were impressed with his knowledge of the inner workings of the IRS and complicated tax law and found him to be very trustworthy and ethical in a field where many other firms are just out to get your money. I would highly recommend his services and will definitely use his services again.
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Kunal Patel was extremely helpful in solving my tax problems. He is very experienced and professional. Kunal was willing to fight for me to get my issues resolved. I was very happy with the results and highly recommend the Law Office of Kunal Patel!
Our experience with Kunal Patel has been awesome. He was extremely transparent, always available for advice, very reliable and basically on top of the job. He pointed us in the right direction & cleared our matter very professionally. We would most certainly recommend him, to whoever might need a Tax Attorney.
I highly recommend Law Office of Kunal Patel for anyone with IRS tax issues. I was struggling from massive tax debt resulting from an audit in which I decided to represent myself. He was able to reduce the tax through reconsideration and then settled the rest of the debt. It was a long process but I am happy with the results. Best tax attorney in Houston!
Kunal was quick, efficient, and successful. We had trouble getting the IRS to remove a lien, with Kunal's assistance the matter was resolved quickly. Highly recommend his services.
Kunal has been really helpful over the past few months in order to get me compliant per the streamline procedures. Kunal was aware of all the nuances related to FATCA and FBAR procedures and gave appropriate recommendation and advice. I would definitely recommend Kunal for future work related to tax advice or issues with compliance...
When I first called Kunal I was very worried because I had many years of FBARs and unreported foreign income. I never realized that I needed to report foreign income on the US return until I read about it online. Then I read about the FBAR and FATCA penalties and I was really worried that I would lose much of foreign investments. Kunal did a good job reassuring me throughout the process and the streamlined application went without any problems.
I first contacted Kunal through his website when I was looking for a tax attorney to see if it was possible to reduce my tax debt. He was honest and informed me about my options, which ones were more realistic and what the most likely outcome was. I called other attorneys and the initial meetings felt like a sales pitch. I decided to go with Kunal because I felt more comfortable knowing he's seeking the best outcome and not selling unnecessary services. We were able to reduce my debt and remove the tax lien. The results were better than we expected. Highly recommend.
Recently I worked on a foreign accounts matter with Mr. Patel. He is a highly effective and ethical lawyer, always doing what is in his clients' best interests. I would not hesitate in referring a client to Mr. Patel.