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Raleigh Tax Controversy Lawyer

Tax issues can pose challenges to anyone — the owner of a small business, a homeowner with rising property taxes or an ordinary taxpayer facing an audit. Regardless of your tax issue, Raleigh, North Carolina attorney Louis E. Wooten III of The Wooten Law Firm can help.

Mr. Wooten has earned a reputation among clients as an approachable legal advocate who knows how to achieve practical results. Louis Wooten has a post-law school graduate degree in taxation (LL.M., Taxation, Emory University, 1990) and he served as a law clerk on the United States Tax Court in Washington, DC (the federal court where approximately 90% of all IRS/Taxpayer disputes are tried).

Client Testimonials

“I was involved with a tax resolution case with the IRS. From my first conversation with Louis, I knew I had found an attorney who would work in my best interest. He was exceptional in his communication and in diligently working to resolve this matter to the complete satisfaction of all involved. He took personal interest in my case and helped me immensely. His knowledge, expertise and caring attitude are exceptional. I highly recommend him to everyone.”

– Anonymous, 4/19/13

Tax controversies take many forms. Most of us think of the IRS and audits when we think of tax controversy, but, in fact, taxes affect so much of our daily lives that it’s almost impossible not to run into tax problems. Louis Wooten has helped Wake County taxpayers deal with a variety of issues, including:

  • Local property tax appeals
  • State sales and use tax
  • Federal and state income tax – both at the audit and collection levels

By negotiating with the tax entity involved, Louis Wooten is often able to lessen the burden on his clients and lay the groundwork for a smoother tax process in the future.

Solutions for Tax Problems

Facing an audit is never easy, but many people are unaware of the different options and approaches available to lessen potential penalties associated with tax errors. The Wooten Law Firm works closely with each client and their certified public accountants to explore the best possible resolution for the client’s tax issue. Whether you need assistance with an individual or a business audit or representation for a more complex case, such as estate tax audits or bankruptcy, Louis Wooten is there to help you on any number of issues including:

  • Offers in Compromise
  • Installment Payment Plans
  • Audit Representation
  • Tax Court Representation
  • IRS Appeals Hearings
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
  • Innocent Spouse Representation
  • Penalty and Interest Abatement
  • Non-filer Representation
  • Tax Levies, Garnishment and Seizures
  • NC Sales and Use Tax Audits
  • Estate Tax Audits
  • Jeopardy Assessments
  • Discharge of Taxes in Bankruptcy
  • Independent Contractor Determinations
  • Employment/payroll tax representation

If you need help with a Wake County, North Carolina or federal tax problem, whether it is big or small, Louis Wooten of The Wooten Law Firm in Raleigh, NC is ready to help. Let his negotiating skills and 20 years of experience work hard for you. Call The Wooten Law Firm in Raleigh, NC at (919) 573- 6118 for a consultation about your tax dispute.


Contact Information

Raleigh Office