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Taylor English provides tax planning, credit and controversy legal services to our clients. Using our value focused approach, our tax attorneys work directly with clients and our other attorneys to ensure appropriate attention is given to the opportunities and consequences of all manners of federal, state and local taxes. From corporate, sales and employment to estate, property and various credits, we assist clients with smartly controlling and complying with tax obligations.

Tax Controversy

We represent clients in federal and state tax controversies, which include all levels of civil tax controversies from the IRS Appeals Division to the United States Tax Court in deficiency proceedings or Federal District Court in refund claims and trust fund liabilities. Our experience in tax controversies includes, but is not limited to, alleged civil tax fraud, tax shelter/alleged sham transaction defense, Section 29 energy credits, promoter penalties, trust fund liabilities, passive loss limitations, excise tax controversies, as well as various other business tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. We also have extensive experience representing taxpayers targeted for criminal prosecution either in IRS administrative investigations or grand jury investigations.

Tax Credits

Drawing on a deep reservoir of transactional experience, our tax attorneys work assist clients with evaluating and pursuing a variety of tax credits. Working with our finance, corporate and real estate attorneys, our tax attorneys have advised clients on some of the most sophisticated multi-tiered financing strategies that leverage project resources for the optimal mix of equity, debt and credit-leveraged financing. This includes the handling of a numerous renewable energy opportunities as well as a variety of real estate development initiatives. On renewable energy, our attorneys have advised both project sponsors and investors with respect to Section 48 investment tax credits, Section 45 production tax credits, accelerated depreciation and other renewable energy incentives.

Tax Planning

Our attorneys provide federal and state income tax planning for businesses, executives, management, and shareholders; tax planning for businesses and company stakeholders to maximize tax-efficiency in connection with the spectrum of business transactions, including company formation; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; private and public securities offerings; real estate development, financing and sales; licensing; business restructurings and recapitalizations, state and federal tax credit sales. Such tax planning service can include not only our work on the business side, but also our providing various business succession and personal estate and trust guidance to owners and managers of the business.