We have personal experience, through the drafting of United States Tax Court decisions, during the time that Ms. Nelson clerked for the court. We are knowledgeable in the strategies of the IRS and know how to navigate you successfully through the pitfalls of a trial.
Petitioning the United States Tax Court is your ultimate appeal of any IRS decision, or an IRS auditor ruling. Statistics show that citizens who use their right to appeal IRS decisions, along with their right to petition the United States Tax Court, win 60 to 90 percent of the time.
Further, these statistics also show that by filing in this court, the taxpayer wins (i.e., pays less tax) and the IRS loses (i.e., recovers less tax). Specifically, they show that the IRS average recovery rate in tax court is about 20 percent of the amount that the auditing agent initially determined to be due, when the contested issues were eventually resolved in tax court. Thus, to contest the IRS auditor agent’s findings of your tax return, you should hire an experienced tax attorney to expertly guide you through the IRS audit, appeals and United States Tax Court process.
Statistics also show that, usually, when a United States Tax Court petition is filed, the case is finalized through the IRS appeals process within the court proceeding. In every case, the IRS is mandated to try to avoid a trial and negotiate a settlement. We have successfully represented taxpayers, saving up to $1.5 million in taxes, penalties, interest and your time.
We will represent you on a wide range of issues, including disputes over the following issues:
- Allowable deductions
- Business tax issues, such as corporate or partnership taxation
- Complex legal questions
- Criminal tax issues
- Employee or retirement plans
- Estate tax audits income tax issues
- Income tax issues
- Trust issues
Additionally, issues raised in the United States Tax Court documents may also affect your state tax liability or other tax years. You should not go to tax court by yourself.
The United States Tax Court is a limited right of the taxpayer. It is in your best interest to immediately contact a tax attorney to avoid loss of this right because of expired time limits on the filing a United States Tax Court petition.
If you are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board or any other state or local tax authority, contact the tax attorneys at David Lee Rice, A Professional Law Corporation, immediately at (310) 517-8600 for a consultation.