Practice Areas

Business Disputes

We all know that some of the most difficult, emotional disputes can arise when the owners of a closely-held corporation, limited liability company (LLC), partnership or limited liability partnership (LLP), limited partnership or limited liability limited partnership (LLLP) part ways. These business disputes between the owners of a closely-held entity can arise at formation, or during operations, or when one or more of the owners desire to leave or exit the entity. Business disputes of this kind may also arise in estate and trust administration when there's a family...

Partners In Peril

The Tufts Law Firm have created a special Partners in Peril program that is aimed at providing business owners in closely-held partnerships, LLPs, limited partnerships and LLLPs, LLCs and S corporations with advice regarding the unique issues that can come up with pass-through treatment. Business owners may receive a K-1 and not realize what obligations that they may to act without delay, were anything inside the four corners of the K-1 in error. Additional problems can arise when there are tiered partnership structures...

Abusive Tax Shelters

Practitioners must not delay in their efforts to implement policies and procedures at their firms, consistent with best practices, Circular 230, and applicable Federal and state ethical obligations. (Effective, October 22, 2004, with the enactment of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, the IRS may now use injunctions to bring about compliance in this area, including enforcement over Circular 230)...

Estate/Probate Disputes

We all know that some of the most difficult, emotional disputes can arise when loved ones pass away, leaving it to the rest of the family and the heirs to attend to the estate that has been left behind. While deliberate and careful estate planning can go a long way to mitigate against estate and probate disputes, one cannot plan for every contingency. At the Tufts Law Firm, PLLC, we are able to come to the aid of beneficiaries, heirs, as well as the selected...

Tax Consultation
& Advice

The Tufts Law Firm Provides Tax Consultation and Expert Witness Services

T. Scott Tufts is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a Board Certified Tax Lawyer with the Florida Bar, with a Masters of Law degree in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law.

Mr. Tufts also received his J.D. degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law...

Tax Litigation & Representation

The Tufts Law Firm fights for taxpayers who understand our country's voluntary tax system and why taxes are important. In our Potentially Abusive Tax Shelters--Detection and Analysis practice area, we are focused on coming to the aid of those who believe that they may have been victimized by what appears to be an abusive tax shelter or who may need assistance in understanding whether or not they should bear the responsibility of penalties...

& Informants

IRS Whistleblower Law

As part of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (P.L. No. 109-432, Section 406, 120 Stat. 2911, 2958-60 (2006), the IRS Whistleblower Office came into being, with Stephen Whitlock serving as the initial director. This is a centralized office for processing tips that can either investigate a reported matter itself or assign it to another IRS office. The IRS Whistleblower office will determine...

Worker Classification

In the Worker Classification practice area, we are positioned to assist taxpayers in making important decisions as to the proper classification of workers. Traditionally, employers and workers have struggled in their efforts to determine whether a given individual is properly classified as an independent contractor or employee...

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