Our employment and payroll tax controversy attorneys help employers avoid and resolve claims by federal and state taxing authorities.

Our Phoenix tax controversy attorneys provide customized solutions to federal and Arizona claims in disputed employment tax issues. We represent individuals, business owners and business entities in a wide range of employment and payroll tax controversies, including:

  • Federal and state withholding taxes
  • FICA taxes
  • FUTA and state unemployment insurance (SUI) taxes
  • Overtime
  • Minimum wage
  • Responsible officer penalty cases.


Frazer Ryan tax attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with various tax scenarios. As a result, we can provide a broad range of tax controversy services, including:

  • Audit representation
  • Tax transcript analysis
  • Delinquent tax returns
  • Appealing audit and collection actions
  • Tax litigation
  • Employee-independent contractor analyses and tax-related issues
  • Relief from liens, levies, seizures and wage garnishments
  • Offers in compromise
  • Installment agreements
  • Penalty defenses.

Several of our partners are Certified Specialists in Tax Law (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and/or have worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service or U.S. Tax Court.


The tax counseling and guidance we provide clients is based on our broad understanding of the tax law and its complications. By using our insight into different facets of the law, we can often help clients avoid a controversy that could be potentially devastating. If you are worried about a tax problem and want to minimize your risk and limit the expenses of a tax controversy, let our experienced employment tax lawyers help you.