JACKSON, MS

125 S. Congress Street
Capital Towers, Suite 1240
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
(601) 965-6155 

GULFPORT, MS
One Hancock Plaza
2510 14th Street, Suite 1110
Gulfport, Mississippi  39501
Gulfport/Biloxi: (228) 591-1244
Pascagoula: (228) 202-1188 

VICKSBURG, MS
1120 Jackson Street, Suite A
Vicksburg, Mississippi  39183
Vicksburg: (601) 501-7221
Natchez: (601) 965-6157 

BEWARE 
OF OUT-OF STATE
"TAX RESOLUTION" COMPANIES

In recent years, there has been an explosion of companies claiming to be experts in resolving tax problems. These companies frequently boast about their "IRS Tax Attorneys" (although no attorney names or credentials are ever disclosed) or they claim to be "Former IRS Employees with inside knowledge of the workings of the IRS."  The results these companies claim to be able obtain are frequently unrealistic and often not even plausible. 

Most of these companies are located in some far-off, out-of-state location, and many of them boast a high "BBB" (Better Business Bureau) rating. Finally, many of these companies claim to be aware of some "one-time, limited IRS program" which eludes to some form of taxpayer amnesty.

While some of these companies may be legitimate and may offer bona-fide, professional services, there are a number of factors to consider before selecting one of these companies instead  hiring a local, Licensed Tax Attorney or CPA.
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As a practicing Tax Attorney, I am frequently asked about the reality of "pennies on the dollar" deals or about the legitimacy of tax relief promises made by mass-media promoters that simply "sound too good to be true."  In response, I generally reference the Consumer Alert published by the IRS in
IR-2004-17, Feb 3, 2004.

This alert states "The OIC may be considered only after other payment options have been exhausted. If taxpayers are unable to pay their taxes in full, there are other payment options, such as monthly installment agreements, that must be explored before an OIC can be submitted."

While Offers in Compromise are accepted by the IRS, it is usually when the taxpayer has experienced extreme financial hardship, has very little equity in assets, and has limited future earning potential.  The IRS has formulas to determine if a taxpayer is even eligible for an Offer.  If a "tax professional" advises you to file an Offer in Compromise without conducting some preliminary financial analysis, I would recommend asking more questions or even getting a second opinion.


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WELCOME

I'm Jimmy McGee, a Licensed Tax Attorney with offices conveniently located in Jackson, Gulfport, and Vicksburg, Mississippi.  During my legal career, I have represented hundreds of taxpayers in cases involving the IRS, the Mississippi Department of Revenue ("MDOR"), and Criminal Investigations for Tax Evasion & Tax Fraud.  I have focused my law practice on developing real solutions in defending against IRS tax collections; utilizing administrative and judicial tax appeals; and, structuring taxpayer compliance plans.

In addition to being licensed to practice law in both federal and state courts, I also have extensive work experience in tax and financial accounting.  Having served for a number of years as the Chief Financial Officer of a Dallas-based insurance brokerage firm, I have personally experienced the frustration of working within our complex and impersonal tax system.


As a tax attorney, I have seen the frustration and anxiety felt by taxpayers that are simply trying to resolve their issues with the government.  If you're frustrated; if tax problems are causing you sleepless nights; or, you simply feel like there is no end in sight, please call me today.  Real solutions do exist.  Together, we 
can find one for you.  I look forward to hearing from you.

FROM THE IRS

IRS Offers New Penalty Relief and Expanded Installment Agreements to Taxpayers under Expanded Fresh Start Initiative
IR-2012-31, March 7, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a major expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers by taking steps to provide new penalty relief to the unemployed and making Installment Agreements available to more peopleRead More.


IRS Announces New Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program; Past Payroll Tax Relief Provided to Employers Who Reclassify Their Workers. 

IR-2011-95, Sept. 21, 2011

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today launched a new program that will enable many employers to resolve past worker classification issues and achieve certainty under the tax law at a low cost by voluntarily reclassifying their workers.  Read More.

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