Retaining a Tax Lawyer for Tax Court Representation
If you don’t agree with the IRS’ ruling on your tax bill, it may be time to take your case to Tax Court. The IRS sends their best lawyers to represent the government, that’s why you need to have aggressive representation that only a tax attorney can give you. Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C.'s tax lawyers live to challenge the IRS in Tax Court. If you want to take your case to the next level, it’s time to meet with a tax attorney at Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C. for a free initial consultation.
Taking your case to Tax Court is the last resort you can turn to if you’re dissatisfied with the IRS’ ruling on your tax debt. Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C. has represented hundreds of clients in Tax Court. Our tax attorneys can give you an honest assessment of whether it makes sense to take your case to Tax Court.
Why a Tax Attorney Matters
Going to Tax Court is a long and complicated process. You could represent yourself, but we think that would be a huge mistake on your part. It’s essential that you retain an experienced tax lawyer to represent you and guide you through the process of going through litigation.
When we say Tax Court is a last resort, we mean it. It effectively exhausts all your options for your case. There’s rarely a jury trial, so your fate is settled by one person – the judge. Once the tax judge rules, that’s it. Your case is over. That’s why we try to work out a solution with the IRS either with the Revenue Officer or the IRS Appeals Office.
The IRS Means Business
Why do we try to avoid Tax Court? Simply put, the cards are stacked against you. The IRS wins over half of the cases that go to Tax Court. We refer to Revenue Officers as bloodhounds, who won’t stop once they get on your trail. The Appeals Office takes an impartial, objective review of your case. But once your case reaches Tax Court, the IRS brings out the sharks. Their tax lawyers are ruthless, especially when they smell blood in the water. They’ll nail you on any technicality and exploit any errors or unanswered questions. That’s why you need an experienced Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C. tax attorney who knows every nuance of tax law to match any argument the IRS lawyers throw at you.
Since Tax Court is our final option, we should feel confident that the IRS’ ruling was determined incorrectly. To do that, we need to be able to clearly and concisely address the merits of our case against them. If we don’t raise every issue that we disagree with, the Tax Court assumes we accept the IRS’ ruling for that particular issue.
You Need to Have a Valid Argument
There are different reasons for going to Tax Court. It may be to have liens or levies removed, or contest the Appeals Office ruling on the amount you owe. We don’t go to Tax Court simply because you don’t agree with a tax law.
The Tax Court does not rule on the prudence of a law, it simply interprets the law regarding your case. If you try to dispute a tax law, the Tax Court considers it a frivolous case and can come down even harder on you. We don’t represent cases like that. We only go to Tax Court when we feel there are valid arguments against the IRS’ interpretation of the tax law in your case.
Should You Pursue Your Case in Tax Court?
We have many choices available to us before we go to Tax Court. We can work with the Revenue Officer or Appeals Office to work out an Installment Agreement, Offer in Compromise, or other options the IRS allows. In fact, over 90 percent of cases that are scheduled for Tax Court are settled before they even go to trial. So, it just makes sense to make every effort to reach an agreement before we decide to go to Tax Court.
If you’ve exhausted the appeals process and would like to explore the possibility of going to Tax Court, contact Bryson Law Firm, L.L.C. to set up your free initial consultation with one of our experienced tax attorneys. They can walk you through all the options available to you and whether it’s time to take your case to the next level.