Miller Johnson’s Taxation Practice Group consists of highly-trained and well-seasoned attorneys, some who are also certified public accountants, who have earned their Legal Masters of Taxation, or who have substantial governmental experience representing the Internal Revenue Service or the United States in tax matters. Our attorneys have worked for, among others, the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of Justice, and Big 4 CPA firms. Our tax attorneys practice in virtually all relevant tax sub-specialty areas.
Our tax attorneys regularly work with individuals, estates, and trusts in tax planning and compliance matters. The Personal Taxation Practice Group also has extensive experience involving tax controversy and litigation matters, whether it be civil or criminal tax, at administrative agency levels or in court.
Among the matters we handle for individuals, estates and trusts are the following:
- Income tax planning
- Estates and trusts tax issues
- Real estate tax issues, including 1031 transactions and work-outs
- Individual, fiduciary and estate tax return preparation
- Sales, exchanges and basis issues
- Charitable private foundations and general charitable planning
Tax planning cuts across many areas of estate planning and probate administration. We advise clients about the estate, gift, generation-skipping, and income tax ramifications of their estate planning and probate administration alternatives. We also prepare tax returns, including federal estate and gift tax returns, state death tax computations, federal and state fiduciary income tax returns, and federal, state, and local individual income tax returns.
The tax laws change frequently in ways that affect estate planning. Therefore, we monitor legislative and administrative developments and regularly attend and speak at continuing legal education seminars.
Tax Controversies and Litigation
We handle various administrative and litigation matters, including the following:
- Civil tax procedures
- Audits and other administrative proceedings
- Appellate division protests and administrative appeals
- Tax Court cases
- District Court cases
- Tax Tribunal cases
- Court of Claims cases
- Criminal tax matters
- Property tax disputes
- Tax Collection Matters
- Offers In Compromise and other settlements
- Tax Lien Discharges and Releases
- Asset Cleaning
- Discharges of taxes through bankruptcy