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Tax Advocacy & Controversy Services

We understand what you need to do to lower your risk of audit, and also know how to help if you are faced with a federal or state examination.

Baker Tilly specializes in IRS practices, procedures and controversy solutions. Our dedicated professionals help companies and individuals effectively and efficiently manage an audit, respond to IRS notices and other requests and strengthen their position with the IRS to minimize the risk of being selected for an audit.

    Our team of attorneys and accountants has deep experience and knowledge gained from years of working with tax law, including high-level positions within the IRS. We offer advice on any actual or anticipated tax dispute as well as representation for IRS exams and appeals.

    We combine our understanding of complex tax laws and familiarity with tax agency rules with what we learn about your specific situation to develop strategies that lead to favorable results.

    Baker Tilly assists you with all aspects of IRS procedures, including initial response and representation, alternative dispute resolution, penalty mitigation and filing amended returns or claims for refunds. We also help optimize your planning and compliance, negotiate missed elections, correct errors and address other accounting issues.

    Our range of services includes:

    • IRS examinations and appeals – Prepare and respond to the IRS with experienced, informed and effective representation
    • Alternative dispute resolution – Use IRS alternative dispute resolution programs like Fast Track Settlement to help you achieve the desired outcome
    • Amended returns or claims for refunds – Present and document tax positions, properly complete required forms and negotiate resolutions 
    • Collection solutions – Negotiate agreements for settling tax obligations favorably
    • Penalty relief – Review facts of the case and take action to minimize penalties