Brown, Massey, Evans, McLeod & Haynsworth, LLC | Taxation Law
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Taxation Law

The firm’s attorneys in our tax area provide legal services to our clients relative to many aspects of taxation.  Our goal is to provide to our clients the best overall solution for their specific tax situation.  Our attorneys provide experienced representation before the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), the South Carolina Department of Revenue (“SC Department of Revenue”), as well as county and municipal taxing authorities.  This representation includes handling federal and state tax controversies and tax litigation involving income, estate, sales and property taxes, including audits, appeals and litigation.


We provide our clients with assistance in audits and appeals with the IRS and SC Department of Revenue with regard to a variety of individual and corporate tax areas.  Taxing authorities are in the business of determining and collecting the maximum amount of tax allowed by law.  We know the law and the administrative procedures and are able to aid our clients in navigating the often confusing system.


Our firm advises and represents clients in completing like-kind exchanges of real and personal property.


We have successfully represented clients in the tax collection process with the IRS and SC Department of Revenue.  We have experience in preparing and negotiating installment agreements, Offers in Compromise, innocent spouse relief requests and penalty abatements.  If you or your business (or former business) owe past due taxes, penalties and/or interest, you may be eligible for the Offer in Compromise or equitable relief programs.  If you have been charged by the IRS or SC Department of Revenue with any variety of the numerous penalties authorized, you may have reasonable cause for those penalties to be abated.


Our firm can also help you in your personal, business and estate tax planning.  We assist in charitable giving trusts and estate planning.  We offer extensive knowledge in the area of minimization of estate tax.   We also assist businesses in planning for succession transitions and maximizing available business deductions.

Areas of Taxation include:

  • Federal and State Income Taxes
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Business Tax Planning
  • IRA and other Retirement Benefit Plans
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Capital Gains
  • Property Taxes

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