Receiving mail correspondence, phone calls or personal visits from the IRS and New York State taxing authorities can be one of the most terrifying, paralyzing and agonizing things that can happen to someone.  Being pursued by one of the taxing authorities can cause one to panic, freeze up and become angry, anxious or fearful about the future and the unknown.  If you are under criminal investigation, criminal prosecution, criminal audit, civil audit or collection by any taxing authority, hiring a competent tax defense law firm can be the difference between keeping or losing your income or assets, and even your freedom. 

Dibble & Miller, P.C., has a unique and reputable tax department that focuses on the area of tax defense. The owner of the firm, Gerald W. Dibble, B.S., J.D., LL.M. (Tax) has extensive experience and education in this area, including a Masters Degree in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University and over 35 years experience defending taxpayers against the audit and collection efforts of taxing authorities, including criminal tax investigations, and in preventing and removing tax liens, warrants, levies, seizures, and payroll garnishments, and stopping their enforcement once they have occurred.

Additionally, the firm defends clients against the assertion by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance of the responsible person assessments (RPA) and the assertion by the IRS of the trust fund recovery penalty (TFRP) (formerly known as the 100% penalty assessment), in which individuals are personally held liable for sales taxes or the employee portion of withholding taxes of a corporation or other business.

The firm also handles defense of taxpayers involved in civil and criminal tax investigations, collection or enforcement actions, including tax audits, tax refund claims, tax penalty abatements, Collection Appeal Program (CAP) requests, Collection Due Process appeals (CDP), collection hardship petitions, problem resolution petitions, taxpayer advocate petitions, Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO) (IRS Form 911), conciliation conference requests, tax protests, U.S. Tax Court Petitions, and tax appeals.

If the taxing authorities are levying your income, bank accounts or customers, seizing your property, sending you threatening letters or visiting you at your home and place of business, our experience, expertise and knowledge of the tax laws, regulations and procedures is what you are looking for.  As compared to the ads that you may see on television or hear on the radio, we are a tax defense law firm that is regulated by the New York State Bar association that has real lawyers who are certified to practice law in New York S
tate as well as tax professionals that you can talk to, meet with and trust.  We hope that you make an informed choice and choose our tax department to assist you with your important and pressing tax matter. (Version GA02a)

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