Tampa Tax Court Lawyer

Need relief from an IRS decision?

The U.S. Constitution provides for a court of record to resolve taxpayer disputes with the IRS, known as the United States Tax Court. When the IRS has handed down a notice of determination or deficiency (such as after an IRS tax audit), a knowledgeable Tampa IRS tax relief attorney can help determine if this court may be favorable to your case. This court's jurisdiction includes, as well, the ability to make specific declaratory judgments, adjust partnership items, order abatement of interest, re-determine worker classification and award administrative and litigation costs, amongst other items.

Attorney Brian Loughrin is licensed to practice before the Tax Court, which is essential if you wish to be represented in pursuing your case with the IRS. The process begins with the filing of a petition within the time frame allowed by statute. Commonly, once our office has filed your petition, payment of your taxes will be held off until there has been a determination on your case.

Pursuing Your Case in Tax Court

You may desire to have your case heard using a simplified small tax case method. Generally, this procedure is used to resolve tax disputes of $50,000 or less for any given tax year. These trials are usually conducted faster than normal cases and are less formal. The final decision of the court in these cases cannot be appealed.

If you do not choose the simplified method, your case will be handled routinely by the judges who preside over this court. In these "regular" court cases, the decision of a judge can be appealed within a certain time period. The appeal is done to the U.S. Court of Appeals, which Brian is also licensed to practice before.

We strive to prepare your petition in such as a way as to conform to the exact specifications of the court while presenting your case in the best light possible. Many times, we can settle a case without having to go to trial, especially simplified cases. Tax resolution tools, such as an IRS offer in compromise or an installment agreement, can frequently be utilized to reach a favorable conclusion to your case, which is always our goal.

Contact a Tampa tax court lawyerto find out how the U.S. Tax Court can be used to settle disputes with the IRS.