About DeWitt Law

Who We Are

DeWitt Law is a law firm concentrated on resolving civil and criminal tax matters with the IRS and state revenue agencies. We zealously advocate on behalf of our clients and fight for their legal rights. Our firm realizes that facing tax issues often feels like the full force of the government is coming after you. After all, the government possesses powerful tools to enforce tax laws, including liens, wage garnishments, and bank levies. Our goal in every tax case is to identify the problems, educate our clients on their options and legal rights, and deliver a solution.

Tax issues are legal issues requiring knowledge of administrative law and tax law. As a law firm, we have the ability to challenge the IRS and state revenue agencies both administratively and in court while maintaining confidentiality and attorney-client privilege. Every case is different and our firm applies a holistic approach to solving problems. Typical issues we encounter include tax debt settlements (including offers in compromise), criminal tax and fraud investigations, audits, tax preparer penalties, offshore asset reporting issues, and tax court litigation, among many other tax-related matters.

DeWitt Law is proud to offer tax-related legal services to the Southeastern United States and beyond, with offices available for consultation and service in Tennessee, Florida, and Arkansas. In fact, we are able to provide IRS-related legal services (under federal law) to clients in all 50 states. Our principal office is located in Memphis, Tennessee with additional offices available by appointment in Nashville, Tennessee, Orlando, Florida, Tampa, Florida, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

We invite you to browse through our website, give us a call, or contact us online to schedule a free phone consultation with a tax attorney.

Recently Resolved Court Cases

State of Mississippi v. Toliver: Pro hac vice representation. Taxpayer indicted for 31 tax-related felony counts. Matter resolved through pre-trial diversion. No convictions.

Williams v. ATM Central: Dispute arising under I.R.C. § 7434.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 019477-18: Audit substantiation dispute. Order reducing proposed assessment and penalty. Learn more.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 019049-18: Hobby income/deductions dispute. Order in favor of Taxpayer reducing assessment by over 90%. Learn more.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 011477-18: Audit substantiation dispute related to unreimbursed partnership expenses. Order reducing proposed assessment by nearly 60%. Learn more.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 019647-16: Audit substantiation dispute related to claimed dependents. Order reversing the proposed assessment resulting in no tax owed. Learn more.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 008048-16: Audit substantiation dispute related to mileage deduction for courier service with a hybrid vehicle. Order reducing the proposed assessment by 75%. Learn more.

Representative IRS Administrative Matters

  • Represented individual taxpayer in an IRS Criminal Investigation. Case closed and no criminal charges filed. Learn more.
  • Represented taxpayer who owed the IRS $179,000. Tax debt was reduced by nearly 99% through an accepted offer in compromise. Learn more.
  • Represented taxpayer who owed the IRS over $448,000. Tax debt was reduced by over 80% through an accepted offer in compromise. Learn more.
  • Represented taxpayer who owed over $120,000 to the IRS.  Tax debt was reduced by nearly 90% through an accepted offer in compromise. Learn more.
  • Represented taxpayer who owed the IRS $331,000. Tax debt was reduced by 80% through an accepted offer in compromise. Learn more.
  • Represented taxpayer who owed the IRS $175,000. Tax debt was reduced by 65% through an accepted offer in compromise. Learn more.
  • Represented tax preparer under investigation for preparing fraudulent tax returns. Investigation ended with no penalties charged and no recommendation for audit or criminal investigation. Learn more.
  • Represented tax preparation firm before the IRS regarding a proposed penalty assessment for alleged violations of the Earned Income Tax Credit due diligence requirements.  Administrative appeal filed and assessment was fully reversed. Learn more.
  • Represented small business taxpayers in an IRS field audit. The IRS returned an audit report proposing no additional tax. Learn more.
  • Represented tax preparation firm before the IRS regarding termination of the taxpayer’s electronic filing privileges. Administrative appeal was filed and the termination was reversed. Learn more.

Pending Court Cases

U.S. Dist. Court for the Middle District of Florida Docket No. 6:19-cv-1117:  Represent taxpayer being sued by the Dept. of the treasury for tax debt in excess of $500,000.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 015257-19: Dispute regarding capital gains treatment of “spec homes”, cash payroll expenses, and civil penalties.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 014431-19: Dispute regarding disallowed gambling losses.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 013833-19: Dispute regarding proposed assessment of the civil fraud penalty.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 013637-19: Dispute regarding disallowed captive insurance deduction.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 013507-19: Audit substantiation dispute.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 011991-19: Audit substantiation dispute.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 011990-19: Dispute regarding an audit conducted while the taxpayer was out of the country (dual citizen).

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 011733-19 L: Appeal of IRS rejection of the taxpayer’s offer in compromise submitted through a Collections Due Process hearing.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 011547-19: Dispute regarding former partnership and the allocation of income to each partner.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 011459-19: Petition filed to dispute proposed substitute tax returns prepared by the IRS.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 010953-19: Audit substantiation dispute.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 008215-19: Petition filed to dispute proposed substitute tax returns prepared by the IRS.

U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 022377-18: Audit substantiation dispute.

Recent Representative Matters

Contractor owing over $300,000 to the IRS. Tax debt was reduced through an offer in compromise by over 90%

Tax preparation firm assessed six-figure IRS civil penalties for alleged violations of the Earned Income Tax Credit due diligence requirements. Assessment was reduced by over 75%

Tax preparation firm sued for tax preparation malpractice/negligence. Obtained judgment in favor of the firm

Multi-million-dollar automotive parts distributor audited by the IRS. The IRS returned an audit report proposing no additional tax

Worldwide non-profit missionary organization sought review of its tax compliance and operations. Re-structured operations to conform with IRS non-profit compliance requirements

Small business challenged tax assessment in tax court. Obtained a 75% reduction of assessment

IRS proposed assessing “trust fund” penalties under I.R.C. § 6672 against an individual taxpayer for alleged payroll misconduct. Proposed assessment was reversed

Sole proprietor owed the IRS approximately $50,000. Tax debt was reduced by over 90%.

Divorced wife discovered that ex-husband failed to disclose tax liens encumbering her property interest. Judgment entered for wife in Davidson County Circuit Court.

IRS disallowed taxpayer’s claimed dependent and Earned Income Tax Credit. Case was appealed to U.S. Tax Court where a Decision was entered in favor of the taxpayer.

*DeWitt Law, PC makes no guarantee with regard to the outcome of any one particular client case. Although these results do not guarantee success in every case, your lawyer should have experience handling important cases and obtaining significant results. These cases do not guarantee similar results. Every case is different.

Testimonials

Read what our clients say about DeWitt Law:

Thanks to Tyler and everyone we worked with, we are once again FREE to live our lives without the burden of the IRS looming like an executioner over our heads! — Jeff D.

Tyler Dewitt is the best at not only winning a case, but guiding you through the process. His confident approach to representing you with the IRS made many nights restful and not sleepless. Thanks again Tyler for the representation. — Billy W.

Tyler is an excellent attorney that I highly recommend to anyone who is facing issues with the IRS. Tyler has proven to be exceptional in his ability to identify problems and get them resolved. He can take very complicated information and translate it in an easy to understand way. I feel like I know what is going on when I talk with Tyler, which is not always the case with many other attorneys. — C. Emery
I would express that Tyler DeWitt is as smart, charming, and charismatic as you can imagine an attorney should be. He was very impressive with his strategic methods to resolve the matter in a timely and resourceful manner. Let me say he is my counsel for life and I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance. — C. Mark
My husband and I owed over $400,000 to the IRS. My husband’s small business got behind on taxes during the great recession. We were terrified and didn’t know what to do. I was recommended to call DeWitt Law and I’m so glad I did! Our tax liability was reduced by over 85% and we were able to gain a clean slate with the IRS. I recommend calling DeWitt Law if you are in serious tax trouble and want expert advice on what your options are. — Anonymous

A Message from our Managing Attorney

Tyler DeWitt

JD, CPA, MBA, MS (Accounting)

On behalf of our team at DeWitt Law, welcome to our website! I hope you find the content on our site helpful. Over the years, I have come to realize that much of my clients’ stress from facing tax issues is caused by the sheer power our government possesses to assess and collect taxes, further compounded by the complexity of our tax code. Contacting a lawyer enables you to be advised of your rights and to begin the process of restoring peace of mind.

When you call our firm, you will have the opportunity to speak with a tax attorney for a free phone consultation. Once we determine the nature of your problem and whether we can help, we will schedule an in-person consultation where we will create a game plan to resolve your issue. Your case will be handled exclusively by an attorney, not a paralegal, Enrolled Agent, former IRS employee, CPA, or other non-lawyer.

I invite you to contact our firm if you are facing serious tax issues and need help. Regardless of whether you decide to hire DeWitt Law to represent you, I wish you the best in resolving your tax issues.

Disclaimer

Tennessee law requires us to inform you that this website is an advertisement. The information contained in this website is not intended as legal advice. We always recommend that you seek legal advice from a licensed attorney.

DeWitt Law, PC maintains offices in Tennessee and has lawyers licensed to practice in Tennessee, as well as other jurisdictions. DeWitt Law, PC neither practices nor intends to practice law in any jurisdiction it is not so licensed or otherwise permitted by law to practice.

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