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Tax Representation

Tax Representation

Taxation is a very complex area and requires the expertise of a tax professional to appropriately represent the array of issues presented to taxpayers. We have significant experience assisting both individuals and businesses in a wide variety of tax matters at both the Federal and State level.

Tax Controversy

Resolving Tax Disputes and Settling Tax Debts

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the North Carolina Department of Revenue (“NCDOR”) provide opportunities to resolve your tax dispute and potentially settle your outstanding tax liabilities.

Whether you received an audit letter, bill, or a final notice of intent to levy, you should not hesitate to discuss your options with experienced tax attorneys.

Raleigh tax attorneys Michael C. Murray and Justin P. Moyer are passionate about helping their clients resolve their tax issues in the following tax controversy areas:

1. Tax Audits
2. Appeals
3. Tax Court Litigation
4. Collection Process
5. Offers in Compromise
6. Installment Agreements
7. Tax Lien
8. Tax Levy

What is Tax Controversy?

Tax controversy generally refers to disputes between taxpayers and taxing authorities, such as the IRS and NCDOR. These disputes can be simple or very complex. They typically arise as part of a tax audit or collection action taken as a result of an outstanding tax liability. Resolution of tax controversies requires knowledge of tax laws as well as administrative procedures that the IRS and NCDOR must follow.

Contact an Experienced North Carolina Tax Attorney

IRS Tax Settlement Lawyer
If you have received a notice from the IRS or NCDOR , or have unpaid tax liabilities, do not hesitate to contact the experienced professionals at Murray Moyer, PLLC to review your options. Often times, individuals feel intimidated and confused when they receive an IRS notice or letter. We will fight to help you resolve your tax dispute with the IRS and/or the state of North Carolina. Contact us to discuss your particular tax matter.

Tax Audit

Tax Audit Representation

If you or your business has been selected for a tax audit, you are probably dealing with stress and confusion—and rightfully so.

We can assist you before the IRS and the NCDOR in relation to your tax audit. Most taxpayers who receive an audit notice may not know why their return was selected for a tax audit. More importantly, you may not know what happens next or what is required to achieve an agreed case to resolve the tax audit.

We have in depth experience with successfully resolving tax audits before the IRS and NCDOR.

What is a Tax Audit?

An income tax audit is an examination of a taxpayer’s tax return undertaken by the IRS and/or the NCDOR in an effort to verify whether the return contains the taxpayer’s correct tax liability. The Internal Revenue Code grants the IRS the power to examine not only your tax return, but any books, papers, records, or other data that may be relevant to determine the correctness of your tax return.

Accordingly, it is extremely important to maintain adequate records to substantiate the accuracy of your return—and it is required by law. If you have not maintained adequate records, and the IRS has instituted a tax audit, there are other options to substantiate the items on your return.

Contact the experienced tax lawyers at Murray Moyer, PLLC to discuss your options.

What to Expect at an IRS Tax Audit

Once your return has been selected for audit, there are three main types of ways in which the audit may be conducted: (i) correspondence audits; (ii) office audits; and (iii) field audits. Correspondence audits are normally conducted by mail and are typically limited to verification of information that can be mailed back to the IRS.

Office audits are usually conducted at the IRS office by a tax auditor. To schedule the office audit, you should receive a notice requesting a meeting with the auditor at the IRS office. The auditor will request certain documentation to substantiate items on your return. On the other hand, field audits are reserved for more complex business and individual returns.

Whether your return is examined by a correspondence audit, office audit, or field audit, Murray Moyer, PLLC has in depth experience resolving tax audits before the IRS and the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Audit Strategies and Planning Techniques

The best way to resolve a tax audit is to be prepared. Preparation is key for both IRS and NCDOR tax audits. Beginning on the first day of the tax year, you should maintain records of all transactions. The items under audit must be substantiated and explained in a clear and concise manner. It is highly recommended to be cooperative and proactive with the IRS and/or the NCDOR during the audit so that there are no unintentional misunderstandings.

Contact an Experienced North Carolina Tax Attorney

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Murray Moyer, PLLC
8015-105 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27613
Telephone: 919-846-6779
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Michael Murray, Attorney

Michael is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and focuses his legal practice on tax representation. He understands the needs of his clients and strives to diligently and effectively represent their interests.

In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Murray is a North Carolina Certified Public Accountant with a Masters Degree in Accounting. This affords him the ability to provide a legal and accounting perspective to each client matter.

Education
University of North Carolina at Wilmington – B.S. Finance
University of North Carolina at Wilmington – M.S. Accounting
Campbell University – J.D.

Bar Admissions
North Carolina
United States Tax Court
US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Memberships
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar
Wake County Bar Association

Certifications
North Carolina Certified Public Accountant (#32974)

Justin Moyer, Attorney

Justin Moyer, originally from Newark, Ohio, has lived in North Carolina since 2001. A graduate of Campbell Law School, Justin’s professional focus is tax law and civil litigation. He enjoys being a part of the team at the Murray Law Office and takes great pride in his work, his ability to connect well with clients, and his professional accomplishments. Justin is an avid Ohio State fan as well as a fan of any Cleveland sports teams, he also participates in a local triathlon club where he enjoys the challenges of triathlon competitions.

Justin is accomplished in connecting well with clients during stressful situations, building trust with clients, and conducting himself in the highest ethical manner on their behalf. He and his family live in Goldsboro and are very active within the local community.

Education
Pensacola Christian College – B.A. History
Campbell University – J.D.

Bar Admissions
North Carolina
United States Tax Court
US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Memberships
North Carolina State Bar
Wayne County Bar Association

Laura Creasy, Attorney

Laura, originally from Wilmington, N.C., practices tax controversy law with Murray Moyer, PLLC after a decade of service as a law clerk with the U.S. Courts advising federal judges on issues ranging from bankruptcy, tax, admiralty, contracts, copyright and employment law to a wide range of criminal and habeas cases. Laura and her husband, Kevin Henry, are the proud parents of six cockatiels, each adopted through Phoenix Landing Helping Parrots Foundation.

Education
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand – Master of Public Policy
University of Mississippi – Master of Economics
Campbell University- J.D.

Memberships
North Carolina State Bar
New Hanover County Bar Association

Tax Attorney – IRS Audits, Audit Representation and NC Tax Audits

Resolving Tax Disputes and Settling Tax Debts

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the North Carolina Department of Revenue (“NCDOR”) provide opportunities to resolve your tax dispute and potentially settle your outstanding tax liabilities.

Whether you received an audit letter, bill, or a final notice of intent to levy, you should not hesitate to discuss your options with experienced tax attorneys.

Raleigh tax attorneys Michael C. Murray and Justin P. Moyer are passionate about helping their clients resolve their tax issues.

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