Our Los Angeles Office
The Law Offices of Steven L. Walker, A Professional Law Firm, specializes in civil and criminal tax controversies and litigation involving Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), and state and local taxing agencies. We also handle the tax aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency matters (bankruptcy tax matters). We serve clients on a variety of different types of cases involving the federal and state taxing authorities.
If you have a legal case, please contact the office, and there is usually no charge for an initial telephone call regarding a prospective legal matter. Once we accept your case, we set up a meeting to discuss strategy and tactics in more detail. The following is a summary listing of some of the services that we offer clients.
Bankruptcy Tax Matters
The firm handles Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases with tax issues. For example, the work involves advising bankruptcy trustees, debtors, creditors, and other interested parties with the tax aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency. The firm’s founder, Steven L. Walker, is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches Bankruptcy Tax in the LLM (Taxation) graduate program.
Federal and State Civil Examinations (Audit), Administrative Appeals, and Trials
We handle audits, administrative appeals, and trials of individuals and businesses with tax issues involving the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
The firm handles taxpayers who are facing enforced collection by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), California Employment Development Department (EDD), and California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). The work involves installment agreements, offers in compromises, liens, levies, collection summons, third-party contacts, Collection Due Process Hearings, and litigation in Tax Court.
Innocent Spouse Relief
The firm represents individuals who are requesting innocent spouse relief to be relieved of the responsibility for paying tax, interest, and penalties of a spouse (or former spouse)
The firm represents accountants, enrolled agents, and return preparers who are the subject of a civil or criminal investigation concerning preparing income tax returns.
Penalty and Interest Abatement
We handle IRS penalty abatement cases involving the late filing of tax returns, late payment of taxes, accuracy-related penalties, and international information return penalty cases such as Form 5471, Form 8938, Form 926, and Form 3520.
For a complete list of our services, please see our main website.