Joseph R. Viola has litigated complex tax cases in federal courts involving millions of dollars. Yet he is also accessible to the average taxpayer or local business owner who needs tax planning advice or legal representation for an IRS audit or negotiation. We provide effective solutions at reasonable rates, serving the Philadelphia Metro area and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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If you are reading this, there is a good chance that one of two things has happened: you have opened a disturbing letter from the IRS, or, you have decided to take action rather than add another unopened letter from the IRS to the file you created because you were afraid to confront the fact that you have failed to file required returns, have failed to pay taxes you owe, or both. Or perhaps you have not received a communication from the IRS in years and you are waiting for "the other shoe to drop." Thinking about the tax problems you know you have can be stressful. But failing to deal with them openly and honestly will only lead to the heightened stress of lingering uncertainty or – much worse – drastic and irreversible IRS collection action, severe civil penalties or even criminal prosecution. You need to know where you stand.
Non-compliance is deceptively simple and habit-forming, but the inevitable tax disputes and tax-related issues that result are very complex. They require a deep knowledge not just of the tax code but of how the IRS will actually approach and deal with a particular matter — as well as of what options are currently being made available to wayward taxpayers to avoid the IRS’s wrath.
Creating effective resolutions to tax controversies calls for decisive action to protect your rights as soon as you become aware that a matter exists. Presenting the strongest possible defense of your rights at the earliest possible stage can create a real advantage, and even a certain level of deterrence, if the IRS understands that you are prepared to respond effectively.
Hiring a skilled and experienced Philadelphia tax lawyer like Joseph R. Viola can be the smartest step you take.
Attorney Joseph R. Viola draws on 30-plus years of tax law experience, including extensive trial and appellate experience. He also holds a Master of Laws degree in Taxation. His combination of "book smarts," courtroom experience and negotiating skills creates the powerful advocacy you need if you are confronted by the Internal Revenue Service. His tax law practice covers the entire spectrum.
Joe Viola has earned the prestigious AV Preeminent peer review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of his legal skill and professionalism. He uses his knowledge to take complex tax situations and turn them to his clients' advantage. He is committed to uncovering the facts and conducting the investigation necessary to present the strongest case possible.
When dealing with the IRS, you need to be well-prepared to defend yourself against overmatched odds. Having Philadelphia tax lawyer Joe Viola by your side can help ensure that your rights are protected and that your best interests are voiced.
Turn to us for the help you need. Call or contact Joe Viola online to schedule a free initial consultation.
*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.