Tax

Our Tax Group provides clients with sophisticated federal, state and local tax advice designed to promote their business goals while mitigating their tax burden. We advise new ventures on choice of entity, executive compensation arrangements and the tax implications of traditional and alternative financing arrangements. We advise established businesses on how to structure a variety of business transactions in a tax-efficient manner, ranging from advice on how to structure the sale of the business to advice on how to structure mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing transactions and the funding and structure of buy-sell agreements. We work closely with our Estate Planning Group to advise business clients on succession planning and individual clients on strategies for passing their wealth to the next generation while minimizing wealth-transfer taxes. We provide our clients with practical advice regarding the tax implications associated with long and short-term business strategies.

We also have extensive experience forming new non-profit organizations. We regularly advise a number of established tax-exempt organizations on the tax aspects of proposed transactions, including unrelated business ventures, tax-exempt financings, mergers and acquisitions among non-profit entities and intermediate sanction issues associated with various compensation arrangements.

Tax Controversies

We aggressively represent individual and corporate clients in tax controversies with the IRS, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division. We have experience defending clients in matters pending before administrative forums such as the Appellate Tax Board, as well as in state and federal courts. We are experienced trial attorneys with the ability to take matters to trial if and when necessary. Our experience also provides our clients with the ability to negotiate successful resolutions short of trial in many circumstances.

PODCAST: To Gift or Not to Gift? That is the Question

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17 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch List

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Anthony P. DaSilva, Jr. Joins Mirick O'Connell

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PODCAST: Arthur Bergeron discusses Tax Issues for Seniors

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Mirick O'Connell Named Tier 1 Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in 2021

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PPP Return Deadline Extended to May 14th

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e-Alert: Payroll Tax Relief; SBA Loans

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e-Alert: Congress Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act/ April 15 Reprieve

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Free Estate Planning Clinic for Low-Income Veterans

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Tax Planning Ideas for the End of 2018

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Joint Ownership: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Highlights of the New Tax Bill

Last week the President signed into law a new tax bill that has dramatic effects on the current tax system. Here are highlights affecting most individuals

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Extension of 2020 Federal Tax Return Filing and Payment

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5 Ways to Incorporate Charitable Giving into Your Estate Plan

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Trusts and Estates Newsletter - Spring 2018

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Tracy Craig authors Kiplinger article, "Is Estate Planning Now Dead?"

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Representative Matters

  • We have successfully negotiated settlements with the IRS, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • We have represented clients in actions pending in U.S. District Court and the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
  • Representation has included a range of issues including non-payment and non-filing, failure to file tax withholding information, business valuation and residency issues.
  • We have helped our clients successfully avoid foreclosure and asset forfeiture.
  • We have successfully negotiated payment plans on behalf of clients with both state and federal authorities.

PLANNING TO KEEP CONTROL

This article was co-authored by Arthur Bergeron and Leah Kofos. Does this dilemma sound familiar?  On one hand, you want to keep control of your life and make all of financial and medical decisions yourself.  On the other hand, you …

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Living with Memory Loss

Thirty years ago next month, my mother died in a nursing home.  Back then, there weren’t open discussions, shared knowledge, or resources available to people with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Most seniors died from “hardening of the arteries” or just “old age.” …

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Emergency Broadband Benefit

One lesson the pandemic has taught us is that having Internet access is essential, now more than ever. However, many people are struggling to afford Internet services. Luckily, a new federal coronavirus aid program might be able to help. Launched …

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COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursement Program

Has a loved one passed away due to COVID-19 complications? If so, you may be eligible for a government reimbursement for funeral expenses to assist with funeral services, interment, and cremation.  The assistance is limited to a maximum reimbursement amount …

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Durable Powers of Attorney: What You Should Know

You have worked hard to grow and nurture your assets throughout your lifetime. What happens if, due to illness, hardship, or other difficulty, you are unable to continue to do so? A Durable Power of Attorney answers this question. A …

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Do I Need a Health Care Proxy?

If you have found yourself asking this question, the answer is an emphatic yes. Health Care Proxies are one of the most important documents in your estate plan. So what is it, and why is it so important? A Health …

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Financial Planning for Seniors

This article was authored by elder law attorneys Arthur P. Bergeron and Leah Kofos. To whom do you trust to give your financial planning advice?  Your accountant?  Your kids?  The guy you have coffee with at Dunkin Donuts?  Your lawyer? …

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Extension of 2020 Massachusetts Tax Return Filing and Payment

This article was authored by Allen J. Falke, Tracy A. Craig, and Leah Kofos. Following the recent federal extension for tax filings, Massachusetts has announced that it will extend the filing and payment deadline for individual income tax returns until …

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Extension of 2020 Federal Tax Return Filing and Payment

This article was authored by Allen J. Falke, Tracy A. Craig, and Leah Kofos. The Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that the federal income tax filing and payment deadline for individuals will be extended until May 17, 2021. This extension …

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A Few Tips for Tax Season

This article was authored by elder law attorneys Arthur P. Bergeron and Leah A. Kofos. I love being at Mirick O’Connell because when my elder clients inevitably call me at this time of year asking tax questions, I can always …

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