There is a stiff price you must pay to take a case to Federal District Court to protest IRS findings: you must first pay your tax bill. And because this is a major tax problem, that will be a high number, sometimes in the millions.
Los Angeles Tax Litigation Attorneys
Protesting your tax judgment in Federal District Court has offsetting advantages. Up until now you have been pleading your case within the IRS system. But Federal District Court judges have no allegiance, no connection with the IRS. They have no special motivation to find for the U.S. government. As a consequence, it is a place where taxpayers may get a better hearing than in Tax Court.
District Court Litigation Requirements
The taxpayer must request the refund from the IRS before commencing district court litigation. The IRS must either deny the request for a refund or take longer than six month to respond. If either of these happens, the taxpayer may begin his or her District Court action.
Unlike the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court affords the taxpayer a right to a trial by jury. There are 94 judicial districts nationwide, with at least one in each state.
"My client told me Bruce doesn't charge enough."
"The IRS agent proposed to disallow $350,000 in legal fees that my client spent defending himself from a lawsuit, and the $250,000 he paid to settle the suit. Bruce spoke to me, interviewed my client and then told me to terminate the audit. He filed a petition in Tax Court which allowed me to go to appeals. With his coaching I reached an agreement that resulted in the disallowance of only $100,000. My client was thrilled." Testimonial from M.L., CPA
Federal Tax Refund Litigation Attorney
For more than 30 years, our experienced Los Angeles tax attorneys have handled tax matters in California and elsewhere. To serve our clients, our lawyers have collaborated with other attorneys, accountants, business managers, financial planners, stockbrokers and insurance professionals. There are not many tax law firms with our track record of success.
Call or e-mail the California and federal tax refund litigation attorneys at the Law Offices of Givner & Kaye. Let us put an end to your major tax controversies.