Tax Controversy


In the event of an IRS audit, or problems with the FTB (Franchise Tax Board), SBOE (State Board of Equalization), or the EDD (Employment Development Department), GL Howard & Company CPAs, LLP can work on your behalf to help present your case in the most persuasive manner.

GL Howard & Company CPAs, LLP helps clients during IRS examinations through the careful handling of all aspects of the examination. With our decades of experience in working on such matters, we are very familiar with IRS policies and procedures, and can help expedite the resolution of most examinations. We also assist clients by preparing written protests, requests for technical advice, or by providing representation at all levels of the administrative process. Other areas of civil tax representation include:

Offers in Compromise
Tax Preparation: Late Returns and Non-filers
IRS and State Tax Collections (liens and levy issues)
Installment Agreements
Voluntary Disclosures
Offshore Income Voluntary Disclosures
Tax Shelter Audits
Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department Audit Representation

Criminal Tax Litigation Support

In the event of a Federal or State criminal matter, we are able to organize, analyze, and provide information summaries and schedules to assist legal counsel in the preparation of their case. Our expertise includes corporate criminal tax issues, money laundering, and currency violations.

We assist your legal team in the appropriate approach, strategy, discovery, deposition, and analysis of your litigation.

Voluntary Disclosures of Foreign Tax Matters

Within our Tax Controversy practice, GL Howard & Company CPAs, LLP has developed significant expertise in “Voluntary Disclosures” to the IRS as they pertain to foreign asset holdings. We serve clients nationwide as well as internationally with these matters. If you have foreign financial interests or have authority over a foreign financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, unit trust, or other types of financial accounts, you are required to report the account yearly to the Internal Revenue Service. Taxpayers with undisclosed foreign accounts or entities should make a voluntary disclosure because it enables them to become compliant, reduce substantial civil penalties and can reduce the risk of criminal prosecution.