A Lowell Tax Litigation and Appeals Attorney on Fighting an IRS Decision
The IRS can be powerful and intimidating. A negative outcome from a tax audit is not necessarily the end of the tax payers right to appeal. A Lowell tax litigation and appeals attorney can explain your options.
Once an audit is concluded and the conclusions compiled, the IRS issues an examination report. This report will inform the taxpayer whether the tax return as submitted is acceptable or if errors were found. If the taxpayer disagrees with the findings of the report, there is a 30 day window of opportunity in which your Lowell tax litigation and appeals lawyer can respond.
In contrast to the audit level, your Lowell tax litigation and appeals attorney will explain that the appeals level:
• Is independent of any IRS office
• Has settlement as its main goal
The combination of these two provide an experienced Lowell tax litigation and appeals attorney an opportunity to have the original audit results revisited.
There are cases where, despite the best efforts of a Lowell tax litigation and appeals lawyer, a settlement with the appeals court cannot be reached. If so, the taxpayer has the right to pursue a remedy with one of the following:
• The United States Tax Court;
• The United States District Court; or
• The Court of Federal Claims.
Taxpayers are usually advised to file in the Tax Court because, as a Lowell tax litigation and appeals attorney explains, to file in either U.S. District Court or in the Court of Federal Claims, the taxpayer must pay all taxes the IRS claims is due prior to filing. The Tax Court permits the taxpayer to file by paying only a filing fee, once the taxpayer has received a Statutory Notice of Deficiency from the IRS appeal.
Contact a Lowell Tax Litigation and Appeals Lawyer for Legal Advice
You need a strong advocate who is knowledgeable in tax law to to represent you as you go against the IRS. Contact Bruce A. Gage, a Lowell tax litigation and appeals attorney. Our office is conveniently located at 491 Dutton St. Suite 211 (Business Center, 3rd Floor) Lowell, MA 01854.