Georgia Attorney Voluntary Disclosures

Attorney Richard Litwin

Proactively Paying Back Taxes to the Department of Revenue

A voluntary disclosure is a proactive approach to dealing with a tax liability unknown to the Georgia Department of Revenue. It is designed to allow the taxpayer to repay back taxes and avoid civil and criminal penalties. It typically arises when a business or its outside advisors discover a tax liability for which the Department has not contacted the taxpayer. With the protection of the attorney-client privilege, the taxpayer can approach the Department anonymously through the Firm. Such disclosures are becoming more common because of increased scrutiny by states resulting from budgetary challenges and the need to maximize tax revenues.

Whether valid or invalid, states are targeting individuals suspected of tax fraud in an effort to increase revenue. A tidal wave of tax compliance efforts is about to arrive nationwide.

At The Litwin Law Firm, P.C., our tax attorney has experience in filing voluntary disclosures to the Department of Revenue on behalf of businesses and individuals. A proactive, voluntary disclosure can prevent civil and criminal tax penalties and collection fees.

Data-Mining Software Targets Tax Cheats

As data-mining software improves, states are finding new ways to detect businesses that fail to pay taxes. State databases nationwide are now inter-connected as never before to the federal government and to municipalities. If you suspect a problem, a voluntary disclosure may serve your interests better than inaction.

Our law firm represents individuals and corporations in circumstances such as the following:

  • A business registered for a business license only and is unaware that it owes state sales tax
  • A business properly collected taxes but did not remit the taxes to the state
  • A business failed to collect taxes that it should have collected and paid to the state

If you believe that you may owe taxes, a voluntary disclosure is a much better option than a "wait and see" approach. If the Department of Revenue determines that you owe them back taxes, you have lost valuable room for negotiation.

Specializing in State and Local Tax Law — Call (678) 990-0600

At our Atlanta-based law firm, we focus on state tax law. For knowledgeable advice from a tax lawyer regarding voluntary disclosure,contact our law office.

The Litwin Law Firm, P.C., based in Atlanta, Georgia, represents clients statewide including Fulton County, Dekalb County, Decatur County, Cobb County, Douglas County, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Rockdale County, Henry County, Clayton County, Carroll County, Fayette County, Paulding County, Bartow County, Richmond County, Muscogee County, Columbia County, Clarke County, Chatham County Dougherty County, Glynn County and Cherokee County including the cities of Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Roswell, Carrollton, Decatur, Marietta, Smyrna, Duluth, Cumming, Woodstock, Athens, Brunswick, Gainesville, Douglasville, Newnan, Peachtree City, Lawrenceville, Stockbridge, McDonough, Rome, Augusta, Savannah, Macon, Columbus, Albany and Dalton.

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