Practice Areas

Tax Controversy and Litigation

Business entities or individuals facing a civil or criminal tax controversy or tax litigation matter with the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Finance and Administration or a local taxing authority work with Mitchell Williams’ Little Rock and Rogers-based tax lawyers to assist them in resolving their high-stakes, complex tax controversies.

Our experienced team works with clients to navigate the complicated and challenging stages and types of  tax matters, including:

  • Providing advice during the planning and development stages of a proposed transaction including drafting and seeking tax opinion letters from taxing authorities

  • Directly negotiating with taxing authorities to resolve matters before they have resulted in an audit

  • Making state and federal voluntary disclosures on a variety of domestic and foreign business and individual tax issues, including offshore accounts, income tax and sales taxes

  • State tax nexus examinations and appeals

  • Negotiating offers in compromise and installment payment plans including concessions of penalties and interest, where available

  • Reestablishing payment plans when established plans have defaulted

  • Providing administrative audit advice and support by either directly handling the audit or doing so through your accounting team

  • Post-audit alternative dispute resolution

  • Administrative appeals

  • Litigation in county, state, and federal courts including the Tax Court, Federal District Courts, Court of Federal Claims, and appeals to the United States Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.

Our clients include Arkansas and non-Arkansas based business entities and individuals facing every kind of tax liability. We focus on achieving success quickly and privately through the administrative process and serve as a trusted advisor throughout every step of the controversy and litigation process to help obtain favorable, cost-effective outcomes.

Clients benefit from the experience of our lawyers. Our practice is lead by a former tax litigator for the U.S. Department of Justice, allowing us to develop strategic responses and solutions based on our understanding of tax laws and the tax controversy process.