Who You will Face in Tax Court?
Where can a taxpayer go if they dispute an IRS tax audit,
penalties or interest or other civil matters? The U.S. Constitution established in Article 1 a United States Tax Court, where citizens can challenge a tax deficiency determination and other matters. An individual may represent themselves in this court of law but if they do they must still follow the Tax Court Rules of Practice and Procedure and understand the IRS tax codes. Therefore, it is advisable, that you hire a hard-hitting, IRS tax relief attorney like Brian Loughrin to fight for your rights when battling against the IRS.
19 presidentially appointed members make up the U.S. Tax Court. In addition to these judges, "special trial judges," appointed by the chief judge of the Tax Court can assist in hearing cases. In some cases, a former judge whose term has been completed is able to help in Tax Court as well. Each of these judges is considered to have expertise in tax law. It is vital for you to be represented by someone who not only has equal familiarity with the applicable laws but is able to energetically tackle you case in Tax Court.
Petitioning the Tax Court
Your case begins with a petition to the court, which we can prepare and file on your behalf. Before a trial is held, the IRS will contact you to schedule a conference. One of the main purposes of this meeting is to see if a settlement can be reached in your case. Our office can represent you at the hearing and in many instances, your case can be settled without the necessity of a trial. Brian will personally be in charge of your case all the way, it will not be delegated to an assistant or paralegal.
At trial, the IRS Chief Counsel or his delegate will represent the government. These lawyers are highly trained in tax law and trials and will have studied your case thoroughly. You deserve an advocate who has been through these trials and who strives for the best result possible in each case.
Contact a Tampa IRS tax relief lawyerwhen you disagree with an IRS decision and want to learn about taking your case to tax court.