Providing U.S. Tax Court Litigation Representation
If an audit examination is not settled, the revenue agent (or appeals) will issue a notice of deficiency. This notice is often called a “90-day letter.” This label stems from the fact that the taxpayer has 90 days from the date the notice was issued to file a petition in U.S. Tax Court. If a petition is not filed within 90 days, then the proposed tax assessment included in the notice of deficiency becomes a final assessment.
The taxpayer is not required to pay the outstanding tax to have his or her matter considered before the U.S. Tax Court; only a nominal fee is required. This makes the court much more accessible than other types of federal jurisdictions.
Benefits Of Filing A Petition In Tax Court
There are a number of advantages to having your matter considered by the U.S. Tax Court. One of the most prominent advantages is that the court uses an informal process, including discovery, and the IRS district counsel and tax practitioner are generally able to resolve/settle most cases based upon a thorough understanding of the facts and law applicable in your particular tax case. Further, you want an experienced and well-respected tax attorney to negotiate with district counsel and represent you in court. We have tried numerous cases in Tax Court, and have obtained many successes and obtained a reputation for excellence in these complex matters.
Is A U.S. Tax Court Claim Right For My Situation?
Although going to the U.S. Tax Court is a beneficial strategy in many instances, the facts of your particular case may or may not make the court the best option for you. At the Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard, we provide you with information about all other options available to you, and then counsel you about which course of action best aligns with your goals and desired outcome.
This information comes directly from attorney and CPA (inactive) Rob Leonard, who will work with you from the initial consultation until the resolution of your tax litigation matter. As one of a select few lawyers with the experience and advanced legal knowledge necessary to capably pursue tax court claims, Mr. Leonard is able to offer you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have entrusted your case to an accomplished attorney with a history of success in U.S. Tax Court claims.
Questions About Federal Tax Disputes? Get The Answers You Need.
Call us at 818-485-2115, or contact us online, to arrange a confidential consultation with Mr. Leonard. Initial consultations are offered free of charge. From our Woodland Hills office, we serve clients in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, as well as those across California and throughout the United States.