Legal Counsel For Collection Due Process Appeals

Collection due process (CDP) appeals allow taxpayers the opportunity to contest tax lien and levy notices that have recently been issued by the IRS. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization within the IRS, has noted that the way the IRS operates today, unfortunately, does not result in meaningful CDP hearings for most taxpayers.

TAS also states that the IRS's procedures may inadvertently pressure taxpayers into requesting CDP hearings or appeals before it would be appropriate or beneficial for a taxpayer to do so. This can ultimately limit or delay the relief options available to individuals and businesses, as the filing of the CDP appeal affects both the collection statute expiration date and various dates needed to satisfy in order to discharge taxes in bankruptcy.

Trusted Guidance For CDP Appeals

At the Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard, we protect our clients from being pressured into unfavorable situations or harmed by the potential bias of IRS hearing officers. We will aggressively advocate on your behalf during CDP appeals and provide you with all of the information that you need to make well-informed decisions about your case. We can help you understand whether you should file a CDP appeal, if an alternative to a CDP appeal would better serve your needs and how an appeal will affect the collection statute expiration date (CSED).

Attorney Rob Leonard is one of a select few attorneys across the country who routinely handles these complex matters. He is often asked to lecture on the nuances of CDP appeals and other tax law topics, and is a well-known resource in the tax law community. His reputation has led to our firm receiving many referrals from other attorneys who recognize that Mr. Leonard's in-depth knowledge of tax law and CDP appeals gives clients the strongest chance of success.

Tax Court Representation

If the IRS abuses its discretion in a CDP appeal — such as by failing to take into consideration case law that does not align with how the IRS conducted collection actions or the IRS's position in a case — we are one of only a handful of firms that is equipped to pursue further action in the United States Tax Court.

Free Consultation With An Experienced Attorney Who Understands CDP Appeals

Contact us online or call 818-224-7935 or 888-408-9486 to get a free consultation with a lawyer for collection due process appeals. We serve clients in California and throughout the nation, including clients located in Los Angeles and across the San Fernando Valley.