U.S. Tax Court Representation

Dealing with the complexities of tax law can be a daunting task, especially when facing disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Many of these IRS disputes are resolved in the United States Tax Court, where the judges of the Court travel around the country and hold trials in different cities anywhere from once a year to twice a month. In such instances, having a skilled and experienced tax attorney by your side is not just advantageous but often essential.

What is the United States Tax Court?

The United States Tax Court is a specialized federal court established to resolve disputes between taxpayers and the IRS. It operates independently of the IRS, providing taxpayers with a fair and impartial forum to contest tax deficiencies, penalties, and other tax-related issues. Unlike other federal courts, Tax Court judges have expertise in tax law, making them uniquely qualified to adjudicate tax controversies.

Here’s how we can help you…

While taxpayers have the option to represent themselves pro se (without an attorney), the complicated nature of Tax Court procedures and rules can pose significant challenges. At the law office of Steven N. Klitzner, we bring expertise and familiarity with the nuances of tax law, guiding you through the complexities of litigation.

Here’s why you need a tax attorney for your US Tax Court disputes:

  • Knowledgeable in the litigation process
    Filing a petition in Tax Court often involves a narrow window of opportunity, stressing the need for timely action. With our experience, we can effectively navigate procedural requirements, and ensure compliance with deadlines and procedural rules.
    Our strong understanding of the IRS’s strategies and practices can be advantageous in formulating plans to maximize the chances of success, whether through settlement negotiations or trial advocacy.
  • Expertise in tax law
    Mr. Klitzner’s office specializes in tax law and that allows us to identify legal issues, assess risks, and tailor strategies to the unique circumstances of your case. By leveraging our expertise in tax law, we can advocate for favorable outcomes that align with the your interests.
  • Negotiate settlements and advocate in trials
    While most Tax Court cases settle, the process often involves strategic negotiation and advocacy. At the law office of Steven Klitzner, we work to secure concessions from the IRS or negotiate favorable settlement terms, recognizing the agency’s tendency to settle cases where they are likely to lose. In cases that proceed to trial, we can skillfully present evidence and arguments, advocating zealously for our clients’ positions.

Here are some of the cases that the law office of Steven Klitzner has assisted clients with in the past:

  • Dispute audits
  • Rulings by Appeals in Collection Due Process Hearings
  • Requests for Innocent Spouse Relief

The United States Tax Court serves as a critical forum for resolving IRS disputes, giving taxpayers an opportunity to challenge agency decisions and defend their rights. However, navigating Tax Court proceedings requires expertise and familiarity with the intricacies of tax law and court procedures.

Most Tax Court cases settle. On certain issues, the IRS will concede its position. Other times, a negotiated settlement can be reached.

The IRS wins a vast majority of cases that go to trial. The reason for this is that they can pick and choose which cases to settle. When they are wrong, they give up. When they might lose, they make a deal. When they know they will win, they offer less of a good deal or go to trial. Despite their high win rate, the IRS almost always wants to resolve the matter. That is why we often see the best results when we litigate in Tax Court.

Don’t hesitate to reach out and take the first step towards resolving your tax problems. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation at 305-564-9199.

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