201 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.017998 -118.500154
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Strategic Tax Lawyers, LLP is a law firm specializing in IRS and State Tax Controversies and serves clients nationwide. The law firm is led by a former IRS tax attorney that represented the IRS, as its own tax attorney, for over 8 years. Their team of attorneys represent clients with serious tax problems and financial concerns in many areas of the tax spectrum. They offer a host of services and solutions: offshore accounts, IRS and State Audits, Tax Evasion, tax fraud, offers in compromise, penalty abatement, installment agreements, innocent spouse relief, and more. Strategic Tax Lawyer's credo is honesty, integrity and strategy. They simply produce results!
I was experiencing some tax issues from several years past and contacted several law firms while attempting to find representation with the IRS regarding my tax issues. Being an Ex-Patriot and having lived overseas for several years while attempting to find a firm to assist me over the phone wasn't a very easy task until I contacted Strategic Tax Lawyers. This firm was like clockwork. I appreciated that I never had to spend much time 'on hold' when calling their offices and that I always had easy access and direct access to the attorney who was assigned to my case. Unlike a previous firm I used for a previous issue, I never had to wait very long for responses from my attorney at Strategic Tax Lawyers, and he was extremely good at keeping me up to date whenever there were any changes in my status/case. I am very critical of customer service when dealing with companies while residing overseas, and I have nothing but good to say about Strategic Tax Lawyers. It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend their services to you.
Testimonial of Praise
On April 5, 2013, I received a Tax Levy dated March 22, 2013 for more than $550,000. from the IRS. I had not received a Notice of Intent to Levy from the IRS pertaining to this matter. I called the IRS Monday and again on Tuesday and in addition send a fax that afternoon as well but never received a reply.
I researched via Google and located a firm by the name of Strategic Tax Lawyers. Two points about this firm stood out in my selection: 1.) Managing Partner Mouris Behboud, Esq., was an attorney for the IRS for 8 years and 2.) all of the Firm’s reviews were nothing other than 5 stars. Still not having heard back from the IRS agent, I called Tuesday and scheduled an appointment.
Senior Consultant, Peter Jacobson, was concerned about the short time with which they had to work in order to get the Tax Lien released. I was advised as to what I would need to do and that I needed to move quickly. It was now four days before tax day, April 15th, the Firm was booked with business, and we only had one day before the deadline to get the levies released!
After my discussions with Mr. Jacobson, I met with Mr. Behboud and expressed a desire to work with the Firm. I was pleased that they were willing to take my case.
That night I took care of the details, quickly arranging for the initial fee to be wired, as all of my banking and brokerage accounts had been frozen by the IRS. The next day Mr. Jacobson kept me posted on what they needed and Mr. James Alderete, Lead Paralegal, facilitated the communication as well. By early afternoon I received a call requesting that I go to the office at 3:30 PM that afternoon to sign the tax return. Not only was the tax return completed showing that no monies were owed to the IRS, I received an envelope with a copy of all of the levies released.
I cannot rave enough about Mr. Behboud and the Firm. The leadership, strategic planning and precise execution all led to the result that I hoped for. My sincere gratitude and thanks to Mr. Behboud and his team.
It was a Tuesday, 22 January 2013 late afternoon when I received an email from our corporate payroll department. The email was letting me know they received an IRS Levy to garnish my wages for the following Friday, 1 February 2013. I was in a complete utter panic.
I remembered that KNX 1070 AM Radio (in the Los Angeles area) always talked highly about Strategic Tax Attorneys. I looked them up right away before I left for the day from work and I filled out the information that was being requested from me so I could get a call back from the Law Firm. I received a call back the very next day, before 9am. I missed their call but I got back to them later that day.
The attorney I talked with, was very understanding, understood my panic and sense of urgency and kept me very calm in my panic. I was sent an email within an hour, which was requesting information from me to use to work with the IRS. Strategic Tax Attorney’s were on the phone with the IRS asap about my Levy. I was able to send Strategic Tax Lawyers all of my information in by the next morning. One thing they needed and did not have on had were copies of my previous tax returns and I could not get this to them right away, it took me a couple of extra days to do. By the following Monday, the week payroll is processed, Strategic Tax Attorneys, with the amazing team they have, were able to get the Levy lifted from the IRS so it would not affect my wages. A payment plan has been worked out for me and it starts at the very end of March.
I am very grateful for the help of this amazing team. I know they have many other cases they are working on, but I felt like I was top priority, with constant communication between the lawyers and I. I am a very satisfied client and very happy with my decision to reach out to this Firm.
I received a notice from the IRS stating that my returns were assigned to a revenue officer for an audit. Not willing to deal with a revenue officer, nor with the hassle of dealing with the IRS, I hired Strategic Tax Lawyers. They immediately contacted the revenue officer and the IRS and declared power of attorney and representation. All correspondences were done straight with my attorney. I had no phone calls, notices etc. from the IRS or the Revenue Officer. Next the Revenue Officer wanted to disallow many of my expenses. The attorneys at Strategic Tax Lawyers fought relentlessly on my behalf. They fought my for my rights and proved through the law that my expenses were ordinary and necessary for the business at my line of work. Overall the attorneys at Strategic Tax Lawyers are amazing at what they do. They know the laws better than the revenue officers themselves and are extremely tough in fighting for the best case scenario for their client. Thank you STL!!!
I am extremely grateful to the expert attorneys at Strategic Tax Lawyers. I contacted Strategic Tax Lawyers since I have received a letter from my bank account in Geneva stating that I need to fill out some w9 form. I have never reported my bank account in Geneva on any of my returns for the past 15 years, ever since the account was opened, nor have I ever filled out the “FBAR” form. Accumulated much interest in the account and was extremely worried of all the penalties in which the IRS would impose on me. Furthermore, I was extremely agitated and feared there can be criminal persecution. At first, I tried to resolve this issue myself. I spoke to many attorneys regarding the issue and learned I probably would have to pay a 25% penalty on the total amount. My foreign accounts was a little less than 2 million, and 25% would have taken a huge chunk! Realizing I was way over myself, I decided to contact several attorneys. Most attorneys I contacted referred me to other attorneys and CPA’s since they had no clue how to properly proceed on such a delicate matter. Frustrated I decided to call the firm which is known to have the best reputation in the industry. I met with the attorneys at Strategic Tax Lawyers for a consultation and was clearly told what my options were. The attorneys were clearly knowledgeable and experts in the tax field, and knew exactly what they were dealing with. The lead attorney Mouris Behboud was remarkable in explaining to me the process of the FBAR and why it was so important to properly file the FBAR’s and how to properly qualify for the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative. I was amazed of the expertise which the attorneys at Strategic Tax Lawyers have regarding this tax matter.. In the end, hiring Strategic Tax Lawyers was the best decision I could’ve made regarding my foreign accounts. They were able to properly negotiate with the IRS, and properly submitted the paperwork so I would qualify for the OVDI. In addition, Strategic Tax Lawyers were able to properly represent me and protect my rights as a taxpayer. They ended up negotiating a 5% penalty regarding my FBAR issue. They saved me thousands! I recommend Strategic Tax Lawyers to all looking for expert representation from the best attorneys in the industry!!!!
I moved from Israel to California in 1995. From my previous investments, I left over $800,000 in my israeli bank. Few months ago, I recieved a notice from by bank stating i needed to show them some U.S.A. forms proving i reported the amount on my US tax return. I was confused and very worried upon the consequences if I did not disclose the information to the IRS. I retained Strategic Tax Lawyers and they were very professional with my situation. They clearly explained to me my options and negotiated for me the lowest amount of penalty allowed! They are very good at what they do.
I was asked to write about my experiences with Mouris Behboud and Strategic Tax Lawyers. First of all, I want thank all the wonderful staff and attorneys at Strategic Tax Lawyers, they truly have one of the best reputations in the tax and estate industry. Second, Â I want to personally thank Mouris Behboud for handling my estate and for the fantastic advise on how to manage my estates. The advice i received saved me thousands on taxes and Â I am truly appreciative. Thank you.Â
I am a partial owner of a small perfume and cologne business. My partner had a tragedy in the family and as a result we fell behind on our payroll taxes for 9 quarters. We also used up the money for necessary expenses and how no way of paying back the debt. The IRS also sent us notices with penalties and interest and a notice to seize our business assets. We hired Strategic Tax Lawyers and they represented us for the IRS. Strategic Tax Lawyers were very professional and knew exactly what they were doing. The attorneys fought for my rights as a taxpayer and thankfully they were able to protect our business and as a result we are still open! The attorneys at Strategic Tax Lawyers protected our business assets, removed the penalties and got us current with the IRS! I am very appreciative for the wonderful advice and service they have provided me.Â
Tax Issue Finally Resolved.
I want to thank all the fantastic attorneys and CPAâ??s at Strategic Tax Lawyers. I am a dental surgeon and I am self employed and I do various jobs with different dental clinics. For the past 6 years, I have been receiving 1099â??s and I did not file any tax returns. The IRS went ahead and assessed me with their own taxes and penalties totaling over $250,000. I was nervous and didnâ??t know how to proceed. I googled many different tax relief companies and spoke to many consultants but I decided to hire Strategic Tax Lawyers for their reputation on creating strategies the best ways in resolving tax issues, and having one of their partners a former IRS attorney! Anyways I went ahead and hired them and they got all my penalties waived!!! They even got me on a livable payment plan which was on MY TERMS!! Thank you STL!!!
Sales Tax – Working in the restaurant industry, I own four high end restaurants in Manhattan and fell behind seven quarters in sales tax. During this time, my wife suffered from a heart attack and did not stay current for seven quarters of sales tax. The state assessed me with over 275k in sales tax and penalties in which I knew was too much to pay. I highbred Strategic Tax Lawyers do their fantastic reputation in the tax industry. The attorneys quickly protected my business from being shut down by the state and were able to reduce most of the penalties due to my extreme situation. They also got me on a reasonable payment plan to pay back my debt to the state. The attorneys also provided me with advice to ensure I don’t fall behind again on my sales tax. Thank you!!!
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