Do you disagree with the IRS on a liability you supposedly owe? Do you think the IRS got it wrong on their determination for your tax matter? Sometimes a taxpayer’s last resort is to take their argument to court: Tax court! Tax Court is not your average court. Tax court is based out of Washington D.C but the Tax Court judges travel on assignment from Washington D.C to a rotation of 75 cities across the country where Tax Court cases are held periodically. There are only two times a year where you can have your case heard in Tax Court. Each city is allocated one week in the spring and one week in the fall for all tax court cases on the docket to be heard.
Because Tax Court is tricky and unlike any other court, we do not recommend representing yourself (unless you are already an experienced tax attorney). It’s important to get knowledgeable representation for tax court, as you will need to have extensive knowledge about tax laws and how they apply. Having an experienced tax court attorney is vital if you want to get a ruling in your favor. They can help apply specific parts of the tax code to your case in a way that will benefit you.
Here’s an example of a client we helped and were able to use tax court to their advantage. This client came to us because he was being audited and wanted to prevent any levy action against him. The IRS claimed our client didn’t report income from stock options and said he owed almost $200,000 with penalties and interest attached! When our client first came to Polston Tax, the first thing we did was get a collection hold with the IRS to make sure his bank account wasn’t levied and his wages weren’t garnished. After going through his tax return and all his documentation, we realized the client had correctly claimed the income and paid the ALL taxes he needed to! We filed a Tax Court petition to object to the proposed assessment made by the IRS. After months of going negotiating with the Appeals Officer, the IRS finally agreed their assessment was incorrect and our client had done his taxes correctly. Not only did we help our client out of a stressful audit, but we also saved him over $186,000!
Because Tax Court is tricky and unlike any other court, we do not recommend representing yourself (unless you are already an experienced tax attorney!). If you’re in need of a tax court attorney, please call us at 844-841-9857 or click the Contact Us button below.
At Polston Tax, we have experienced tax attorneys that regularly present cases to the Tax Court. In fact, most of the time, we can convince the judge to meet our terms without ever having to physically appear! We make sure to have the right documentation to help prove our argument and help save you the most money possible through the process. You don’t want to go unprepared or without proper representation. If you don’t owe the tax debt you were assessed by the IRS and you don’t qualify for other types of resolutions, Tax Court could be your best option. Don’t go at it alone, contact Polston Tax today to get tax court representation. You can give us a call at 844-841-9857 or click below to schedule a free consultation!