Tax Audit Representation For Dispensaries
If you are involved in a dispute with a tax authority, you need an experienced attorney to protect your interests. The consequences can be serious, including penalties or even jail-time. You want a lawyer with the experience, skills and knowledge to recognize all the potential issues, a lawyer who has successfully helped others in similar circumstances. You also want a lawyer with the skills and knowledge to recognize federal tax issues involved in the developing marijuana industry especially with respect to the conflicts between federal and state marijuana laws. All of our attorneys have worked as prosecutors for the Internal Revenue Service in United States Tax Court. And they have kept themselves educated on the IRS’ tax positions related to marijuana businesses and the Tax Court’s opinions specifically related to marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities.
Helping The Nevada Marijuana Industry With Tax Litigation
We represent recreational marijuana and medical marijuana businesses involved in litigation with local, state or federal tax authorities. We handle tax claims in the state and federal courts in Arizona and Nevada, as well as the U.S. Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.
In civil tax matters, our involvement often begins when you are contacted by the Internal Revenue Service. Once you have received an examination letter, you may be subject to a tax audit. We will protect your interests throughout the audit and will review the findings of the Service, filing for an administrative review before the tax agency or taking your claim to court, if necessary, to protect your interests. We will work with you to determine whether it is in your best interests to appeal before you pay any new tax assessed or whether you should pay the tax and then seek a refund in federal district court or in the Court of Federal Claims.
We are also ready to assist marijuana businesses involved in civil administrative disputes with local and state authorities related to tax audits (sales and use tax, excise tax), tax collections, marijuana license revocations, marijuana license suspensions, civil penalties, and compliance inspections.
Our Tax Attorneys
Jason M. Silver
Chris J. Sheldon