Practice Areas

Examinations / Audits

Tax examinations or audits can be conducted by the IRS or State of Maryland. The IRS audits federal tax returns; the Comptroller of Maryland audits state tax returns; and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation audits businesses r… Read More

Appeals / Litigation

Appeals and litigation may arise when the IRS or Comptroller of Maryland performs an audit, sends an assessment, starts collection action against you for unpaid taxes, or denies a claim for a tax refund, and you disagree with the findings, causing a… Read More

Collection Matters

If you have received a collection notice from the IRS or Comptroller of Maryland to collect past due taxes, or if you owe past due federal or state taxes, you have options. Are you tired of receiving harassing collection letters or phones calls? Are… Read More


The IRS and Comptroller of Maryland use penalties to encourage voluntary compliance with tax deadlines. Sometimes situations arise that cause a taxpayer to miss a filing deadline or payment. If the taxpayer has a reasonable explanation for missing a… Read More

International Taxpayers

If you are an international taxpayer who has failed to file delinquent tax returns, Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs), or information returns — or if you have failed to report or pay tax on foreign financial assets or income, e… Read More

Refund Claims

The IRS considers an overpayment of taxes as any payment in excess of the proper tax amount due. If you are owed a refund from the overpayment of tax, you must claim the refund within either three years from the time your original tax return was due… Read More


Have you delayed filing past years’ tax returns because you didn’t have the money to pay the tax you owed? Have you experienced a major life event, like divorce, medical problems, or loss of employment? Did not filing your taxes one year lead to… Read More

Identity Theft

Identity theft shows up on people’s taxes, usually, in one of two ways: either as refund theft or employment theft. If you think you have been a victim of tax-related identity theft, it can be a hassle to sort matters out with the IRS, Comptroller… Read More


Hard-working people may find themselves in dire financial straits for a variety of reasons: illness, an accident, job loss, divorce or other unforeseen expenses that mount up. With the recent damage to the economy from the coronavirus, it has been ev… Read More

Meet Jim Liang

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Jim has over 20 years of experience as a CPA in Maryland, completing state and federal taxes for individuals, families, and businesses. He also has over a decade of legal experience representing clients in audits, collections, and disputes with the IRS and Comptroller of Maryland.

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