I've spent my adult life pursuing two separate professional careers, one in law enforcement and the other in taxation. I've been preparing tax returns in California for over twenty years, and have represented clients in front of the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board, and the Board of Equalization during that time. My clients appreciate the fact that I don't try to scare them into paying exorbitant fees just because the IRS wants money from them. Taxation is a complex area of the law, however, and you don't want to face the well trained and experienced agents and lawyers that the IRS employs without the assistance of an attorney who knows the law as well, or better, than they do. I will always try to resolve your case at the earliest possible stage and the lowest possible level; but if going to tax court becomes necessary, rest assured we'll be prepared. If you receive a letter from any of the taxing authorities, call me first. The call is free, and you owe it to yourself be pro-active with tax matters.