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Resolving Tax Disputes with the IRS


Federal or State Tax Controversy • Tax Fraud Defense

At odds with the Internal Revenue Service over corporate or individual income tax? Ivan K. Mathew, P.C. has helped clients avoid prosecution, and in many cases has substantially reduced or eliminated tax assessments.

Our Phoenix, Arizona, law firm represents corporations, executives, lawyers, accountants and individuals in tax controversy representation throughout Arizona. We provide direct negotiations with IRS agents or aggressive criminal tax defense. Call 602-254-8088 to discover how we can help:

  • Personal liability of officers for unpaid corporate taxes
  • Individual income tax controversies
  • State-level sales tax/income tax disputes
  • Offers in compromise
  • Appeals of penalties and interest
  • Tax fraud/Klein conspiracy/tax evasion

Two Professionals for the Price of One

Attorney Ivan Mathew is a criminal defense lawyer whose 32 years of experience includes insights as a former federal prosecutor. He is also a Certified Public Accountant with a comprehensive knowledge of the U.S. Tax Code. This background enables him to justify deductions, credits and refunds, and to explain complex financial transactions to the satisfaction of the IRS.

We have achieved extremely favorable resolutions in a number of tax controversy cases, focusing on pre-indictment intervention:

  • The IRS had assessed our client $500,000 in personal liability for the corporation's failure to pay withholding taxes. Ivan K. Mathew, P.C. demonstrated that the executive had been wrongly assessed, and the IRS agreed to reduce his liability to zero.
  • $250,000 in deductions was disallowed on a corporation's tax return. We prevailed at the appellate level of the IRS, which subsequently accepted 100 percent of the deductions.
  • An attorney was investigated for criminal violations of the IRS code. Mr. Mathew was able to explain the situation to IRS fraud investigators, who declined to prosecute. An indictment would have ruined the client's career.

If your tax controversy does lead to criminal charges, Ivan Mathew is a veteran trial lawyer. He has defended clients in Tax Court, federal district court and state courts. Mr. Mathew is licensed in Arizona. Contact us at 602-254-8088 to arrange a consultation.

Ivan K. Mathew, P.C. | Attorney At Law | Phoenix, Arizona
Serving Arizona ClientsPhoenix Arizona

7150 E. Camelback Rd.
Suite 444
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 602-254-8088
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Ivan K. Mathew, P.C. represents businesses and individuals throughout Arizona including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Peoria, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Goodyear, and the counties of Maricopa, Yavapai, Coconino, Gila, Pinal, Pima, and Yuma.