International Tax Controversy


International tax controversies are any disputed matter between a taxpayer (individual or business entity) and a tax authority relating to US tax or reporting obligations about foreign assets or activities. Tax attorney Andrew L. Jones can represent you in any tax dispute against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), against California tax authorities including the Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, Employment Development Department or against any California county and city tax authorities.


Whether you’ve received a Notice of Deficiency, a Notice of Determination, are facing an audit, or have received a state or federal tax assessment or even been subjected to a tax levy or tax lien, tax attorney Andrew L. Jones is ready to assist you in minimizing or eliminating the financial threat.


Andrew can represent you in audits and administrative appeals with all federal and California tax authorities. If all other remedies have been exhausted, Andrew can represent you in litigation against federal tax authorities in the United States Tax Court, the appropriate federal District Court or the Court of Federal Claims, and represent you against the California state tax authorities in the appropriate California Superior Court.


Tax Controversy  – Representative Client Matters


Two related exempt organizations with significant tax debts. Secured complete abatement and refund of over $68,000 in penalties, interest and prior taxes paid; resolved errors by organization’s prior accountants and corporate officers, negotiated with IRS Collections Agents and Franchise Tax Board; removed property lien and restored California tax-exempt status.


Retailer facing five-figure Board of Equalization excise tax claim. Defeated portion of BOE assessment, then argued successfully for concession of proposed penalties. Interfaced with BOE Appeals and Settlement divisions to win abatement of interest.