Tax Compliance, Planning, Controversies And State Or IRS Audit Defense

At Stark Reagan, we offer experienced tax advice for businesses of all sizes throughout Michigan, throughout the U.S., and internationally. Our tax attorneys provide clients with assistance in all areas of tax law from planning to compliance and dispute resolution.

Tax Planning

At Stark Reagan, we analyze every transaction from a tax perspective and advise our client on how to structure it to achieve the most favorable tax results. Our tax planning practice includes:

  • Initial formation of a business, including choice of entity
  • Business acquisition and disposition, including asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, reorganizations, mergers, and dissolutions
  • Commercial transactions and business relationships, including sales and licensing agreements
  • Business succession planning, including recapitalizations, family limited liability companies, and transfer of equity or quasi-equity business interests to key employees
  • Charitable and planned giving techniques, including formation of nonprofit organizations, family foundations, and charitable trusts
  • Tax planning for taxpayers with multistate business or income interests

Preparation And Compliance

We assist our clients in the preparation of all tax returns, including:

  • Local, state, and federal tax returns, including individual, partnership, and fiduciary income tax returns
  • Amended local, state, and federal tax returns and refund applications
  • Federal corporate and partnership income tax returns and Michigan Business Tax Returns
  • Returns for federal estate tax and state inheritance or estate taxes
  • Requests for private letter rulings from federal and state taxing authorities

Controversies

We represent our clients in state or IRS audit defense and tax dispute resolution, including:

  • Preparation and negotiation of offers-in-compromise
  • Protests of property tax assessments
  • Representation before local and state taxing authorities, including the Michigan Tax Tribunal
  • Litigation in all state and federal courts, including the United States Tax Court
  • Representation before the Internal Revenue Service for income, gift, or estate tax audits

Get expert advice from our tax attorneys:

R. Keith Stark

Kenneth M. Boyer

Ronald T. Charlebois

Contact Stark Reagan at 248-641-9955 or by email.