IRS & State Tax Litigation
Dallas Tax Litigation Attorneys
There are times when you have to enforce your rights. Whether the IRS or state tax authorities wrongfully levy on your property, assess too much in tax, or just don’t follow the law–you have to act. This often means suing the government.
The Federal and state governments usually cannot be sued. They enjoy “sovereign immunity.” Congress has created exceptions to these rules and, in other cases, the governments have provided their own exceptions.
These exceptions set out established procedures for suing the IRS and state governments. This may include pre-payment remedies, such as the U.S. Tax Court or the Texas Comptroller redetermination process, or it may require paying the tax or assessment, filing a refund claim, and then suing to recoup your payment.
IRS & State Tax Litigation and Appeals
We frequently litigate tax matters. We have successfully represented taxpayers in suits before a number of courts and administrative bodies. This includes the U.S. Tax Court, the Texas State Board of Administrative Appeals and Comptroller of Public Accounts, and even the California Office of Tax Appeals.
Each court has its own process and rules. This is especially true for the U.S. Tax Court. It requires the parties to stipulate or agree to facts and evidence, which is unusual. It can even impose sanctions for failure to comply with the stipulation rules.
We also frequently handle IRS and state administrative appeals. These forums can provide an excellent way to settle and resolve tax disputes without needing to actually litigate the matters.
If you have an IRS or state tax dispute and need to enforce your rights, we want to hear from you. Call our Dallas tax litigation attorneys at (469) 895-5141 to schedule an appointment.
At our firm, we have extensive experience representing clients in tax deficiency and collections cases before the U.S. Tax Court. If you are facing a dispute with the IRS or state tax authorities, we can help you navigate the complex tax litigation process and protect your rights.
How We Can Help
Our tax litigation practice includes representation in the following types of cases:
- Deficiency cases: A deficiency case arises when the IRS or state tax authorities determine that a taxpayer owes additional taxes. If you disagree with the assessment and want to challenge it, you can file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court. Our attorneys can help you prepare and file the petition, as well as represent you in court.
- Collections cases: A collections case arises when the IRS or state tax authorities attempt to collect a tax debt from a taxpayer. If you believe that the IRS or state tax authorities are using inappropriate collection methods or that you are unable to pay the tax debt, you can request a hearing with the U.S. Tax Court. Our attorneys can help you request a hearing and represent you in court.
If you are facing a tax deficiency or collections case, it is important to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Our tax attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate the tax litigation process and protect your rights.
To learn more about our tax litigation services or to schedule a consultation, please call our Dallas tax litigation attorneys at (469) 895-5141 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
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