Among the few certainties in life are: death and taxes. My practice is focused on helping you avoid overpaying for taxes, both before and after death. I have decades of experience tackling a broad range of tax issues, including:

  • Income tax
  • Payroll tax
  • Real estate tax
  • Sales tax
  • Estate tax
  • Inheritance tax

Whether you need assistance with tax planning, tax return preparation, or tax compliance, I am here to help.

Planning Strategies for Taxes

Since none of us likes to pay more to the IRS than necessary, having a strategy for your taxes is important. Tax planning is different for everyone, whether you are a business owner, you have substantial assets, or you have modest means but prefer to make sure more of your estate goes to your heirs than is paid out in taxes. Let me help you develop a comprehensive tax strategy to minimize your long-term tax burden.

Compliance Issues

Your business is required to pay certain taxes on a quarterly or monthly basis, such as income, employment, and sales taxes. In addition, depending on your corporate structure and whether you have employees, you may be required to file additional tax reports throughout the year. I have had decades of experience handling tax matters for businesses and individuals, and I will make sure you understand the various tax laws that apply to you, ensuring that you remain in compliance with both state and federal tax rules.

Tax Preparation

Filing your taxes can be complicated. I can help reduce the amount of time you spend worrying about your tax filings by preparing your tax returns. By staying current on all business tax laws and strategies, I have the expertise you need and the competence to complete your tax filings, both business and individual. Let me help you save money by:

  • keeping up with the various deductions that are allowed
  • making sure all your expenses are captured, and
  • ensuring your taxes are accurate before filing with state or federal agencies.

Let me deal with your tax preparation so you can spend your time growing your business.

IRS Litigation

Unfortunately, no matter how careful (and correct) you are in completing your tax filings, there are times when the IRS still comes knocking at your door, for an audit, claiming you have misrepresented income, or failed to pay the proper amount of taxes. I am fully prepared to stand by your side and help you fight back against the IRS. Most small and medium business owners do not have sufficient understanding of IRS rules to go toe-to-toe with the IRS, and that is when you can count on me for help.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)

If you are going through, or recently have gone through a divorce involving the division of a qualified retirement plan (whether a government provided pension plan or a private pension plan, or whether the plan provides a defined retirement benefit or a defined retirement contribution), you should consult an attorney that understands retirement plans and the process to accomplish the division of a pension benefit (Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or “QDRO”).

A retirement benefit typically is one of the most significant marital assets subject to equitable distribution in a divorce. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood and its division is subject to costly errors. Regardless of the circumstances, it is important you understand how these orders impact you and your tax liability. It is also critical to have the order carefully drafted by an attorney knowledgeable in tax and pension law.

Experience You Can Trust

When you are dealing with any type of tax matter for you or your business, contact Thienel Law, LLC for assistance. I have decades of experience dealing with both state and federal tax issues and I am fully prepared to help you resolve any issues you are facing, or helping you file, plan, or manage your taxes.