I have been handling tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service and Georgia... more
I have been handling tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service and Georgia Department of Revenue since 1984. We deal with a variety of tax controversies, and have been very successful with innocent spouse cases, offers in compromise, and collection appeals. We represent clients with Swiss bank accounts in the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, handle sensitive audits, challenge payrol... view profile
Mr. McKellar practices law in the areas of IRS tax resolution and criminal defense,... more
Mr. McKellar practices law in the areas of IRS tax resolution and criminal defense, with an emphasis on tax fraud, health care fraud, and white collar federal crimes. Mr. McKellar has successfully defended clients in criminal cases in both federal and state courts. Mr. McKellar was voted by his peers as a “Top Attorney” by Knoxville’s CityView magazine in its 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 edit... view profile
Julian A. Fortuna is a member of the Corporate and Business Group at Taylor English... more
Julian A. Fortuna is a member of the Corporate and Business Group at Taylor English Duma LLP where he focuses on domestic and international tax planning for business entities, owners and executives. He also represents clients in tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), the Georgia Department of Revenue and various other federal, state, local and foreign tax au... view profile
Certified Public Accountant Georgia and Alabama; Attorney, member - State Bar of... more
Certified Public Accountant Georgia and Alabama; Attorney, member - State Bar of Georgia; former head of the Atlanta tax practice of an international CPA firm. member of the Bar, United States Tax Court 38 years of experience resolving tax issues with IRS examinations, collections, and representation of taxpayers before the United States Tax Court.
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.