Minnesota Tax Attorneys

There are perhaps few things business owners dislike more than taxes. Our clients call us for two reasons related to taxes:

  1. they want to pay less through tax planning, or
  2. they are in trouble for allegedly not paying enough taxes.

Our attorneys represent business owners and their companies in IRS and Minnesota Department of Revenue audits including sales and use tax, income tax, payroll tax, and related issues.

We speak the same language as the tax auditors. We know what they want and how to provide it to them. We speak on behalf of our clients to minimize our clients’ misstatements or mistakes. Finally, we advocate on behalf of our clients and negotiate compromises for them.

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