Appeals

Appealing an IRS Tax Bill

You have a legal right to appeal many of the taxes, penalties, and interest the IRS says you owe. This is our specialty. Don’t worry if you worked with someone else without resolution. Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C. has successfully resolved appeals involving cases originally handled by other firms. Remember, we’re tax attorneys, and appealing your tax bill is a legal issue. No matter who handled your case originally, we’re confident we’re better. And a better lawyer means better results.

Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C. has represented hundreds of clients to help them appeal an IRS tax decision. The good news is that most disagreements with the IRS are resolved during the appeals process, so you usually don’t have to take the IRS to tax court to settle your case.

When Should You Appeal a Tax Ruling?

We’ve appealed tax judgments from under $10,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars. No case is too big or too small to appeal. The question is whether the IRS made a fair and impartial decision regarding your tax bill.

Is it worth it to appeal the ruling by the IRS? The short answer: sometimes, but not always. That’s why our free initial consultation is so important. Without spending a dime, we’ll tell you if it makes sense to appeal the IRS decision in your case. If it is, we’ll get to work.

Here are some important questions we consider when making a decision to appeal your case:

  • Did the IRS interpret the law correctly?
  • Did the IRS misunderstand the facts of your case?
  • Did the IRS apply the facts of your case incorrectly?
  • Do you disagree with how the IRS decided to collect the fees?
  • Did the IRS deny your Offer in Compromise?

Here’s how to start an appeal to the IRS:

After your meeting with us, the next step is to contact the local IRS Appeals office. You might be thinking that every IRS office is in cahoots with one another. Luckily, that’s not the case.

The IRS Appeals office is independent from the IRS office and the IRS examiner who determined your tax bill. In fact, we make sure one of our tax attorneys is present whenever an Appeals officer meets with the IRS field office to discuss your case.

Next, we work with you to collect and organize your paperwork. This will help us identify the specific tax laws supporting your case. Once we’ve determined the clearest path to success, we’ll begin building our case against the IRS ruling. It’s important for us to get all our ducks in a row – there are always IRS deadlines looming that we have to meet. We’ll make sure nothing falls through the cracks.

Another good thing about the appeals process – it delays your tax payments until after the completion of the appeal. Keep in mind, though, the interest and penalties will continue to accrue during your appeal, so it’s important to feel confident that you’ll receive a favorable ruling. We’ll be able to give you an honest assessment of that before we start your appeal.

Client Service is a Priority

These out-of-state tax firms really lead people down the wrong path. Many times, they stick you with a bad deal. Other times, they leave you in the dark. Sometimes they just take your money and run. Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C. isn’t like that. We are local, we are your neighbors, we are Louisianans. You know how to contact us anytime you have a question or concern.

We know this can be a stressful time for you. That’s why we keep you in the loop every step of the way. We’ll keep you informed of your case with regular status updates, and you can always call or email us if you need a calming voice to ease your worry.

Your First Step to a Second Chance

An appeal is your chance to get a better judgment in your favor. You’ve only got one shot at an appeal, so don’t squander the opportunity. Let Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C. handle your appeal and see what we can do for you. Call or click to set up your free initial consultation to get started.