Tax Law

When it comes to legal intricacies and mechanics, nothing is more infamous than tax law. Navigating the labyrinth of existing laws requires an extremely detailed expertise to know the proper path without getting lost and stumbling into costly mistakes. The fact that those paths are constantly shifting from year-to-year with ever-evolving tax laws requires an added vigilance and laser-like focus to thread the needle of a moving target. Mere compliance is arguably one of the most complex legal tracks there are.

But those are just the basics. Finding ways to not just “survive” but to actually turn those complexities to your advantage in order to protect and keep your hard-earned financial interests requires some of the highest performance law there is.

It happens to be an area of high-performance law that Hutchens Law Firm excels in. Whatever your tax matter we can help ensure you navigate it to your advantage in any number of scenarios.

Income Tax

It doesn’t get more personal than income tax. Whether you’re an individual or a business, you’ve worked hard for what you’ve earned and we’ll help you protect it. We are extremely well versed in all areas of income tax law, from personal to corporate issues. Beyond proactive tax planning strategies we can also represent your interests when they come under scrutiny in civil tax matters with the U.S. Department of Treasury, IRS, and the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Corporate Entity Tax

Corporate entity tax is where the convoluted complexities of tax codes really excel. Thankfully it’s an area of tax law in which we equally excel. Our dedicated tax attorneys will draw upon their deep experience successively formulating strategies to help you proactively structure plans that minimize federal, state, and local taxation through formation, mergers and acquisitions, and restructures for:

  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability companies
  • C Corporations
  • S corporations
  • Joint ventures

We will also leverage our extensive experience to represent any of the above corporate entities in civil income tax matters with the U.S. Department of Treasury, IRS, and the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Tax Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations

These special entities enjoy unique tax privileges, and in exchange enjoy special tax scrutiny and more stringent regulations. They require extra vigilance and ongoing guidance to ensure they don’t fall afoul of the strict requirements that govern their exempt status. Our experienced hand in these cases can help guide you through the complexities of compliance throughout the entire lifecycle of your organization from its inception, including:

  • Discussing the purposes, benefits, and restriction of a nonprofit
  • Formation of nonprofit corporations
  • Advising nonprofits on tax laws regarding nonprofits for compliance issues and to maintain nonprofit status
  • Filing Articles of Incorporation and all relevant documents
  • Drafting Bylaws and Organizational Minutes
  • Obtaining an EIN for the Corporation
  • Drafting and filing Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Drafting conflict of interest policies
  • Drafting all ancillary documents as Exhibits to the Form 1023
  • Handling the day-to-day interests of your non-profit and answering relevant tax related and compliance issues

Tax Controversies

Whether you’re an individual facing a civil tax matter, or a business entity facing civil income tax matters, coming under the scrutiny of state or federal tax agents can make even the most grizzled business veterans nervous.

It can be intimating to face the heavy machinery of government action moving against you. But thankfully the law is there to defend your interests, and the high-performance team of Hutchens Law Firm is here to use it in your defense.

Our lead tax attorney received an LL.M. (Masters of Laws) in Taxation – that specialized training, together with real world experience, results in a deep knowledge of the intricacies of the tax codes and the ability to successfully apply those special hard to find skills in defense of our clients. That experience includes:

  • Representing individuals in civil tax matters with the US Department of Treasury, the IRS, and the North Carolina Department of Revenue
  • Representing corporate entities in civil income tax matters with the US Department of Treasury, the IRS, and the North Carolina Department of Revenue, as well as withholding and sales and use tax

So if the IRS, the US Department of Treasury or the North Carolina Department of Revenue ever come knocking on your door, let us answer it for you. You never know what might be at stake, but the high-performance law of Hutchens Law Firm will help ensure your financial interests are vigorously defended down to the penny.