Port Orchard Tax Lawyer Provides Knowledgeable Guidance

Experienced attorney with advanced education delivers unique insight

Tax problems can threaten the solvency of a business and distract company leaders. With offices in Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island, GSJones Law Group, P.S. delivers comprehensive taxation counsel to clients in Kitsap County and the surrounding area. If a tax authority is alleging underpayment or some other type of unlawful conduct, our firm investigates the situation and aggressively counters unwarranted charges. We also assist with tax planning and other types of interactions with the IRS or Washington Department of Revenue, such as negotiations over Offers in Compromise and matters pertaining to payroll tax compliance.

Determined advocate assists businesses with tax planning, IRS inquiries and litigation

Whatever field they might operate in, businesses often require knowledgeable counsel to address tax concerns. Norman Short, our tax law attorney, has worked as a certified public accountant and possesses an advanced degree in taxation law. Drawing on this background and decades of legal experience, he assists small and large companies with issues relating to:

  • Payroll taxes — Even if it’s an unintentional oversight, failing to make necessary provisions for the payment and withholding of payroll taxes can lead to serious penalties. By explaining what the employer’s responsibility is and establishing appropriate procedures, our firm aims to relieve the burden on businesses.
  • Interaction with tax authorities — We advocate on behalf of small and large businesses in a full range of matters involving tax authorities. If you believe you’ve been targeted unjustly, are going through an audit or are considering an Offer in Compromise (OIC) to address a tax shortfall, our firm protects your interests through skillful negotiations and communication.
  • Litigation — If a tax controversy cannot be reasonably resolved out of court, Norman Short represents clients in state and federal proceedings. Norm is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.
  • Business tax planning — Complex tax laws and a multitude of programs that can affect tax liability present a challenge to businesses. Our firm assists with long-range planning as well as ways to mitigate companies’ tax burden in connection with a particular project or transaction.  

Whether you are launching a new venture or have longstanding tax difficulties, we combine the practical insight you’d expect of a top business lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of state and federal tax laws.

Experienced adviser helps individuals benefit from personalized tax advice

Everyone understands that tax obligations are inevitable, but without proper planning you might end up paying more than you owe. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your financial burden, attorney Norman Short can examine your situation and develop a solid tax mitigation strategy that benefits you and your loved ones. Our firm aims to help people accomplish their short- and long-term goals through trusts, gift transfers and other methods. No matter how complex or simple your circumstances might be, we’ll make sure you have the information needed to make smart choices while remaining in compliance with IRS and Washington Department of Revenue regulations.

Contact a thorough Washington lawyer to schedule a meeting on a tax issue  

GSJones Law Group, P.S. assists businesses and individuals throughout the Kitsap County area with a full range of tax concerns. To discuss your case at our main Port Orchard office or our Bainbridge Island location, please call 360-876-9221 or contact us online.