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Tax Controversy

Conflict Resolution

In today's complex and fast-changing global tax environment, businesses and individuals must take every precaution to avoid tax disputes. Experienced guidance for representation before the IRS or other tax courts can make all the difference during arbitration and settlement. MGO is here to help with your tax issues, from prevention to resolution.

Tax Controversy Services

Expert Conflict Abatement & Resolution

MGO’s dedicated Tax Controversy practice has a depth of experience mitigating future risk and/or solving known controversies when you are facing an examination with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other tax authority. Our diligent, detailed approach seeks to identify and evaluate current issues, analyze and support documentation for tax positions, and manage the process efficiency and effectively to lessen your risk for major financial consequences.

Our specially customized tax controversy solutions are powered by specialists with diverse backgrounds, including federal and state litigators, auditors, and expert witnesses. We have a strong network of CPA firms and law firms we partner with to deliver speedy conflict resolution.

Featured Services

Pre-audit readiness

Identify potential tax risk areas, prepare for tax agency information requests, and work to resolve issues prior to a tax agency examination.

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Audit representation

Representation at meetings with tax agencies, consultation on a regular basis, and guidance on a resolution approach throughout the process.

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Appeals and offer-in-compromise

Preparation and filing of appeals and offer-in-compromise, and providing related guidance and consultation.

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Penalty abatement and installment agreements

Strategies for obtaining penalty abatements, negotiating installment agreements, and assisting with lessening the tax burden.

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Post-resolution services

Assisting with staying current on payments and agreements, and providing strategies to avoid repeat issues.

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Cannabis IRS Tax Audit Survival Guide

Cannabis operators know too well the risk of an IRS audit, and recent funding suggests a new wave of audits may be in our future. While there is no guaranteed way to avoid an audit, there are many processes operators can put in place to prepare and limit the risk of a visit from the IRS.

MGO’s latest guide breaks down every step cannabis operators can take to prepare documentation, implement accounting and financial best practices, and ultimately cooperate with the IRS for an optimal outcome.

Ideas & Insights

Emerging Perspectives on Tax

The complex and evolving nature of tax codes – at international, federal, and state and local levels – creates opportunities to gain competitive advantage for the proactive and well-informed.

MGO’s leading team of tax professionals regularly publish news, articles and thought leadership detailing emerging opportunities and risks focused on helping our clients lower their tax burden and achieve strategic growth.


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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was recently signed into law with an eye-opening provision: the inclusion of nearly $80 billion in additional funding for…


The IRS Warns Taxpayers about Four “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Avoid in 2022

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a warning on June 1, 2022, to alert taxpayers to the first four “potentially abusive arrangements” on its Dirty…


Keys to Avoiding IRS Red Flags with Tax Credits and Incentives 

Tax credits and incentives are an often underutilized, yet powerful tool to help you improve your bottom line and reinvest in your business – all while…

Tax Controversy

Great People Define Our Success

MGO’s tax controversy practice consists of a nation-wide team with experience in both international and state and local tax issues. We have experience representing everyone from family-owned local businesses to larger corporations. We are equipped to be your one-stop-shop for tax controversy prevention and resolution.

Discover what makes MGO a truly uncommon firm, our people.

T Renee Parker

Partner, Tax Controversy Practice Leader
Tax Controversy

How can we help?

Every day we help individuals and organizations manage tax controversies and seek advantageous outcomes. How can we help?

+1 866.355.2453