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M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

Masstaxlawyers Blog is a publication of M. Robinson & Company, P.C., a tax resolution law firm in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Please visit our website: www.masstaxlawyers.com.



Our attorneys work closely with the IRS and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue on a daily basis to win tax relief for our clients.

 The Three-To-One Rule

We try to achieve tax reductions equal to at least three times our anticipated legal fees. We call this the “Three-To-One Rule.”

Although we can never guarantee success, we consistently achieve favorable results by evaluating your case carefully when you first meet with us. We then reevaluate your case regularly as new information becomes available. Whenever we feel that we cannot meet our Three-To-One Rule, we immediately bring this issue to your attention.

What Are the “Opportunity Costs” of Your Tax Dispute?

We have learned that the total cost of resolving a tax dispute is often much greater than the dollar cost of an eventual tax settlement. The total cost also includes your opportunity cost – the time and effort you could have spent more profitably on other matters. Opportunity costs are most significant for those who own and manage their own businesses. We are skilled at minimizing your “opportunity costs.”

What is the “Precedent Cost” of Your Tax Dispute?

The cost of your tax dispute is often far greater than the cost to resolve an audit for a single tax year. Sometimes the same tax issue will surface year after year until finally resolved. Therefore, it may be more cost effective to resolve a tax dispute once and for all – even though our professional fees may exceed the normal “Three-To-One Rule” for this scenario.

We Try to Minimize the “Total Costs” of Resolving Your Tax Dispute

We work with you and with your legal and accounting advisors to identify all the costs of your tax dispute. Only then can we devise a strategy that balances and minimizes all of these costs. These costs include:

  • Your “Opportunity Cost”
  • Your “Precedent Cost”
  • Your Accountant’s Fees
  • Taxes, Interest and Penalties Paid to the Government
  • Our Fees



Attorney Advertising. Masstaxlawyers Blog and the Massachusetts Tax Alert® are periodical publications of M. Robinson & Company, P.C., a tax boutique specializing in tax dispute resolution. These articles should not be construed as legal advice or as a legal opinion. The contents of these articles are intended for general information purposes only. You are urged to consult an attorney concering your own situation regarding any specific legal questions you may have. information contained in this communication is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties.


Posted July 22, 2010 by Mass Tax Lawyers

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