Tax Controversy Attorney             400 Chesterfield Center, Suite 400             Chesterfield, MO 63017             James Kutten: 636-519-1300

Our goal will be to resolve your dispute with the Internal Revenue Service in an efficient manner. 

Experience

James Kutten is a tax attorney that is well equipped to represent individuals and organizations before the Internal Revenue Service at all levels. Tax Controversy Law Firm has over 32 years’ experience as a tax controversy attorney with respect to the main IRS functions: audit, collection, and criminal tax. The majority of Mr. Kutten’s legal career was as a Senior Attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service.

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Knowledge

A federal tax controversy attorney must know the tax law (federal tax statues, IRS interpretation and rulings, and court rulings) and federal tax procedure (IRS audit examination, collection, criminal tax investigation, and tax litigation). Mr. Kutten is well schooled as a tax technician and with federal tax procedure. His experience with the IRS builds on his knowledge, helping people solve their federal tax problem.

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Expertise

A tax controversy attorney, who has substantial prior experience as an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service, will know the federal tax system from the inside as few others can. An attorney who is very capable in the courtroom will most likely be able to achieve a superior and efficient settlement. Mr. Kutten has 30 years’ experience as a Senior Attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service.

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Tax Audit National Representation

James Kutten, tax controversy lawyer, represent clients who are being audited by the IRS for all types of tax (individual income tax, corporate tax, employment tax, estate and gift tax, excise tax, and tax penalties (including negligence, valuation, tax fraud, and preparer penalties)). Mr. Kutten's national tax controversy practice includes IRS information gathering (IRS summons), taxpayer access to IRS information FOIA (freedom of information act), negotiation with the IRS Revenue Agent and IRS Appeals Office, and if necessary tax litigation in the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Kutten's primary client representation is in the St. Louis metropolitan area (St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County), throughout Missouri and Illinois; however his practice also includes national tax controversy representation.

Criminal Tax Investigation

The target of a criminal tax investigation must understand that a criminal indictment is very serious. A tax crime is a serious matter. You should immediately consult with a tax controversy attorney whose special knowledge includes criminal tax fraud. James Kutten represents clients who are the subjects of criminal tax investigations which focus on (1) tax evasion, (2) filing a materially false tax return, and (3) failure to file a required tax return. Violations of I.R.C. sections 7201, 7206, and 7203. Mr. Kutten understands IRS indirect method of proof cases (bank deposit method, net worth method, percentage mark-up, and other income reconstruction analysis). James Kutten is a ex IRS tax attorney who can be a tax lawyer for you if you are under criminal tax investigation.

Tax Attorney Litigation

James Kutten is a seasoned litigator in the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Kutten has 30 years' experience litigating cases as a senior attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Kutten's prior litigation involved tough and difficult cases (i.e., indirect method of proof income analysis, federal estate tax valuation issues, tax shelters, partnership transactions, and civil fraud penalties, just to name a few). Based upon his experience, Mr. Kutten is very comfortable in the courtroom. Mr. Kutten is also available to litigate cases other federal courts. Often an experienced tax litigator will achieve a superior settlement with the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Kutten will utilize his knowledge, experience, and expertise to resolve your tax dispute.

Tax Lawyer In St. Louis

James Kutten, tax attorney in St. Louis, Missouri is available to represent clients throughout Missouri, Illinois, and the entire United States. If you or your business is in need of an IRS collection attorney, innocent spouse relief, IRS representation, claim for abatement, or IRS whistleblower attorney contact Jim Kutten. You should immediately consult with a tax controversy lawyer whose special knowledge includes criminal tax defense. James Kutten is an ex IRS tax attorney. Mr. Kuttens's office is centrally located in St. Louis County, and is available to represent clients throughout the Midwest and the United States. The U.S. Tax Court is a national court; Mr. Kutten is available to represent clients throughout the country. Mr. Kutten has a reputation as a tax attorney who thinks out of the box.