About Steven Litteer
Ever since reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" in high school, I was interested in becoming involved in the legal field. While in college, I was on an internship for the Washington D.C. Office of the Attorney General and can remember riding up the escalator of the courthouse building seeing a sign leading to Tax Court and I asked myself, who would want to be a tax lawyer? Fast forward a few years later and what do you know, my first law firm job was working for a Tax Attorney. While working for the firm, one of the first cases that I assisted with was defending a Medical Doctor who failed to file over 10-years of business & personal tax returns and was being criminally investigated by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF). Ultimately, we were successful with convincing the DTF not to prosecute and from that point on I was in love with tax resolution. After working in a support staff role for a few years, I then took the 3-part test to become an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) that allows me to represent taxpayers before the IRS and NYS in the same capacity as a lawyer or CPA. Since becoming an EA in 2012, I have had the privilege of representing hundreds of distressed individual and business taxpayers resolve their complex tax matters. As compared to most EA's who come from an accounting background, prepare tax returns and perhaps dabble in tax resolution, I come from a legal background, most of what I do is tax resolution work and I dabble in tax return preparation (not that I can't prepare returns, but tax resolution is much more fun). Over the last 15-years, I have successfully resolved a wide range of IRS and NYS DTF tax matters and have trained CPA, EAs, Attorneys and paralegals to do the same. I have successfully negotiated Offer-In-Compromises, Installment Agreements, CNC/Hardship Status, Penalty Waivers and several other successful resolutions to IRS & NYS tax matters. Regardless of whether you might have a tax debt collection matter, a tax audit or criminal tax matter, and regardless of whether the tax issue happened by accident or on purpose, I will represent you zealously before the Government to resolve your matter in a way that benefits you the most.