Attorney & CPA Providing Tax, Business, Divorce and Family Law Services
A Little About Us
We have over 20 years of experience as an attorney and CPA providing our expertise to resolve client's legal concerns in an effective manner with dedication to client success. We offer clients expert service with a unique commitment to ensure their needs are met from start to finish. We realize that results are important.
We have extensive experience handling tax matters as a tax attorney and CPA, including tax audits and appeals with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), tax audits and appeals with the State of Alabama, tax litigation in U.S. Tax Court, Circuit Court tax debt relief, offers in compromise, tax fraud, release of levies and liens and other taxpayer relief.
We have over 20 years of experience including serving as: Attorney in Bowman Law Firm; Tax Director for a Fortune 500 Corporation; Legal Counsel for a Fortune 500 Corporation; and Senior Manager for a "Big Four" Consulting and Accounting Firm.
Our depth of experience with legal and financial matters serves as a benefit to our clients going through a divorce or dealing with other family law matters. We have years of experience, as a divorce attorney and family lawyer, handling issues that impact families, including the following: a) contested divorce; b) uncontested divorce; c) child custody; d) child support; e) DHR custody challenges.
Call today for a free initial consultation. We will answer your questions honestly and frankly. We want you to have the information and knowledge needed to move forward.
Blog Post Summaries
How Obama Care Affects Individual Americans
Tax Attorney, Tax CPA
Posted on December 24, 2013
In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act which is just now having major impact on individual Americans. There are four major changes that started in 2013 with several more changes starting in 2014.
IRS Appeal of Audit Findings
Tax Lawyer, Tax CPA
Posted on December 7, 2013
You have been audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and things didn't work out as well as you had hoped. You may have received an examination report showing that you owe thousands of dollars. You should meet with the auditor and his/her manager in hopes of resolving differences. What recourse does a taxpayer have? Protest the audit findings to the IRS Appeals office. The IRS Appeals Office has almost 2,000 employees throughout the United States. Currently, due to budget cuts, we only have one (1) appeals officer assigned to North Alabama (Birmingham office). Most taxpayers fail to take advantage of this program. In fact, only about 10% of audited taxpayers appeal their audited examination reports.
IRS–Offer in Compromise
Tax Lawyer, Tax CPA
Posted on December 6, 2013
An offer in compromise allows you to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount you owe. It may be legitimate option if you can’t pay your full tax liability. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will consider your facts and circumstances when reviewing your offer:
Alimony and Taxes
Family Attorney/Divorce Lawyer
Posted on December 10, 2013
Alimony is a payment to or for a former spouse under a divorce decree. It does not include voluntary payments that are not made under a divorce decree. If you are divorced and paying or receiving alimony under a divorce decree or agreement, you need to consider the tax implication for your income tax return. Alimony payments received from your ex-spouse are taxable to you in the year that you receive them.
Who We Are
Gene M. Bowman, LL.M. (Masters of Tax Law), Attorney and CPA
B. S., Accounting, University of Alabama, 1984.
J.D., University of Alabama, 1987.
LL.M. (Masters of Law), Washington University, 1991
Washington University Merit Scholarship Recipient
He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, where he taught Business Law and Individual and Small Business Income Taxation. He is a graduate of the business and law schools of the University of Alabama, and obtained a graduate law degree from Washington University.
What We Do
TAX AND FINANCIAL--BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUAL
Tax Attorney/Lawyer and CPA
Protest of IRS and State Tax Audits
Innocent Spouse Relief
IRS and State Audits and Appeals
Tax Controversy Matters--Federal, State and Local
Offers in Compromise
Corporate, Partnership and Limited Liability Company organization and planning
IRS Criminal Investigations
Collection Due Process Hearings
Removing Tax Levies and Garnishments
FAMILY LAW--DIVORCE, ETC.
Custody and DHR