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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.

Is your Business Subject to a Transactional Privilege (Sales) or Use Tax Audit?

By |October 11th, 2018|

States are increasingly looking to audits and enforcement to raise much needed revenue, and Arizona is especially aggressive. The State […]

The $10,000 Federal Tax Deduction Limit on Payments for State & Local Taxes

By |May 31st, 2018|

The Treasury Department and the IRS intend to propose regulations addressing the federal income tax treatment of certain payments made […]

Considerations for Taxpayers Who Need to Amend a Return

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Taxpayers who discover they made a mistake on their tax returns after filing can file an amended tax return to […]

Missed the 2017 tax return filing or payment deadline? Here is what you need to do

By |May 15th, 2018|

The 2017 federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people who did not extend the filing date for the […]

How Long Should I Maintain My Tax Records?

By |May 14th, 2018|

I am often asked, “how many years of records do I need to keep?” As a general rule, I […]

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 […]