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About McFarlane Law, PLC

McFarlane Law is a tax controversy and tax problem-solving law firm. Attorney Stephen McFarlane is a former IRS Tax Litigation Attorney and has practiced tax law for over 27 years. Mr. McFarlane has the all-important connections and relationships with governmental administrative agents and officers to efficiently and effectively resolve taxpayer and small business tax problems. McFarlane Law handles the following: tax litigation; administrative appeals at all levels of federal and state government; business payroll tax issues and transactional privilege tax; lien / levy / garnishment release; payment plans such as offers-in-compromise and installment agreements; offshore voluntary disclosure program (OVDP); and unfiled tax returns for businesses and individuals. McFarlane Law works with CPAs and tax return preparers on referral basis.

How Does the TCJA Effect the 2018 Tax Year Inflation Adjustments

By |April 21st, 2018|

The Internal Revenue Service has updated the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments to reflect changes from the Tax Cuts […]

IRS Audit Rates Continue Downward Spiral

By |April 21st, 2018|

For years, IRS audit rates have been declining as Congress has cut the IRS budget and its workforce has shrunk. […]

Small Business Employers: Are Your Workers Classified Correctly?

By |January 12th, 2018|

McFarlane Law-A Tax Law Firm provides step-by-step guidance to ensure employees are classified correctly and that your employer clients are […]

IRS declares that 2018 Property Taxes Must Be Assessed and Paid in 2017 to Claim a Full Deduction

By |January 5th, 2018|

The IRS issued IR-2017-210 saying property taxes must be assessed and paid before 2018 in order to claim the deduction […]


By |January 3rd, 2018|

There is still a need for trusts and estate plans, despite that the Unified Gift and Estate exemption is now […]

Interest Rates Will Remain the Same for the First Quarter of 2018

By |December 8th, 2017|

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has updated its applicable federal rates (AFRs) used for a variety of IRS calculations, such […]

Get Ready for Taxes

By |December 6th, 2017|

Taxpayers should work now to ensure the timely and complete preparation and processing of their 2017 tax returns. Here are […]

Five Things to Remember about Hobby Income and Expenses

By |November 22nd, 2017|

Many taxpayers enjoy hobbies that are also a source of income. A taxpayer must report taxable income on their tax […]

Transaction Privilege Tax License Renewals Due January 1, 2018

By |November 20th, 2017|

Every business licensed with ADOR is required to renew their Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) license by the end of […]

Can I object to a denial or rejection of my OIC?

By |August 17th, 2015|

Yes! A taxpayer has the right to object to the denial of an offer-in-compromise application and any other tax assessment […]