A tax litigator, and Chair of Capes Sokol’s Criminal and Civil Tax Controversy and Litigation Practice Group, Sara represents individuals and businesses in civil and criminal federal and state tax matters involving the Internal Revenue Service and Missouri Department of Revenue.
She defends individuals under IRS investigation for tax and other white collar crimes, and litigates cases against the U.S. Department of Justice when tax charges are brought. Sara frequently advises individuals who have failed to file tax returns and/or disclose offshore assets and financial accounts. She defends clients in federal tax audits and has handled dozens of tax appeals before the IRS’s appellate division. Sara also has extensive experience litigating cases before the U.S. Tax Court, taking several cases to trial.
Sara has defended several lawyers and accountants in IRS preparer/promoter
investigations and appeals, and has represented tax return preparers in injunctive proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and in criminal tax investigations. She frequently advises tax professionals with respect to matters involving Circular 230 and the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility.
- Tax Fraud Prosecutions