July 29, 2016

Meet Our Tax Controversy Team: Helping Government Contractors with Tax Controversies

Holland & Knight Government Contracts Blog
Nicole M. Elliott | Kenneth W. Parsons

Steps from IRS headquarters and the Tax Court, the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight has experienced tax attorneys who can handle any tax controversy you may face as a government contractor. Ignoring IRS issues can have serious tax and non-tax consequences. New disclosure rules require government contractors to make a certification regarding tax liabilities, and having unpaid tax liabilities could impact your ability to win contracts. Whether it is an employment tax issue or a corporate tax issue, our team can assist with every stage of the controversy regardless of your industry or size.

The team members include:

Nicole Elliott  

Kenneth Parsons

Together the team brings decades of experience handling a wide variety of tax controversies. Their experience includes:

  • obtaining information from the IRS 
  • responding to inquiries from the IRS 
  • representing clients during IRS audits and examinations 
  • assisting with protests before the IRS Office of Appeals 
  • penalty relief and offers in compromise 
  • litigating in bankruptcy court, federal district courts, the U.S. Tax Court and the federal courts of appeals

Representative matters include: 

  • assisted an employer in a multi-year IRS examination alleging payroll and income tax liabilities and penalties in excess of $150 million
  • litigated a payroll tax issue on behalf of a staffing organization and won a complete victory against the IRS
  • litigated a case regarding whether a business transaction should be characterized as a sale of the business triggering millions of dollars in tax owed

For more information, please contact our team.

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