Tax Law – Planning and Defense

Department of Revenue

We represent clients before the Department of Revenue as part of a tax audit, appeal or license revocation. Sales tax, business and occupation tax or excise tax. Don’t face the audit alone and don’t say anything or provide any information without consulting a tax attorney or qualified CPA first. Saying the wrong thing can cost you thousands!

Labor and Industries

Labor and Industries is notorious for imposing fines on small business for violations of obscure and impossible to follow employment tax structures. We can assist in audit and appeals of wage reclassifications, imputed tax rates or independent contractor issues. Don’t go it alone!

IRS ( limited practice)

Our internal revenue practice is limited to the planning, structuring, implementation and defense of section 1031 exchanges. Mr. Gourley has been teaching the subject nationally for 20 years and can assist you in structuring complex multi asset, multi state exchanges. Improved, reverse and fractional interest exchanges can be structured to meet your needs. If you have an exchange under audit, Mr. Gourley can represent you before the IRS to minimize or eliminate your risk. Auditors often are not familiar with exchanges and educating them in the process and dispelling their objections at the discussion stage can save you thousands.