Will Enhance Both R&D and Tax Controversy Services


James_Dever_05022014_jdever001_TAX_NotApplicabletoPractice-FTax Credits Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Dever as Director, Tax Controversy.  Mr. Dever brings with him over 40 years of experience in tax controversy with significant expertise in Research Credit dispute resolution.

Before joining TCG, Mr. Dever served as the leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers IRS practice and procedure group in Cleveland and as a member of PWC’s Washington National Tax Service (WNTS).  During his tenure, Jim was responsible for the IRS tax controversy and dispute resolution work for PWC’s Lake Erie, OKI (Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana) and Greater Detroit markets as well as, significant controversy work in other parts of the country.  In addition to the significant amount of taxpayer representation performed at both the examination and appeals divisions of the IRS, he has experience in the following areas: pre-filing agreements, closing agreements, Compliance Assurance Process (CAP), private letter rulings, fast track appeals, audit reconsideration, penalty abatement, and collection issues.

Prior to PWC, Mr. Dever spent 31 years with the Internal Revenue Service, holding a variety of positions, including that of Manager, Technical Advisors Research Credit and Accounting Issues in LMSB Pre-Filing and Technical Guidance.  In this role, Jim  worked as a lead advisor to the R&D technical advisory team, providing technical guidance and support.  This included participation in discussion meetings with IRS exam teams, technical advisors and taxpayers/representatives to facilitate the resolution of issues at the lowest level.  Jim also worked to ensure that the R&D technical advisory team took into account changing court decisions, and incorporated new interpretations of ways to substantiate research activity.

TCG will continue to focus its core business operations in the area of R&D Tax Credit consultancy work, but can now further expand its offering of controversy resolution services outside of the area of the Research Credit.

“Jim understands the complexities of the research credit and the areas of risk of associated with it,” said Michael Krajcer, TCG President.  “His experience and capabilities are a key strategic fit with our firm’s audit and controversy practice, as audits by both federal and state taxing authorities have been increasing in amount and complexity.

To learn more about TCGs controversy services please contact us at: http://taxcreditsgroup.com/contact-us/

About Tax Credits Group:

TCG is an Ohio-based tax consulting specialty firm working to help innovative U.S. businesses of all industry sectors stay globally competitive. With headquarters in Cleveland, TCG specializes in federal and state research credit studies for small to mid-size manufacturers, software developers and financial institutions. TCG also specializes in R&D tax consulting business compliance acquisition work for large to mid-size businesses. Learn more about TCG at www.taxcreditsgroup.com.

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