Texas IRS Audits Lawyer
The government wants money from you. You think you have a reason to challenge them. This is a tax controversy. The law offices of John McDuff, Attorney at Law, handles complex tax disputes and related issues including the following:
- IRS audits
- Innocent Spouse Doctrine
- Tax appeals
- Tax Court suits
- District Court tax suits
- IRS Penalties & Abatement
- Failure to file tax returns
- Tax fraud
- sales tax matters
I bring sophisticated qualifications and years of experience to the table as I advise clients with legal concerns involving tax law. The quality of my work as a tax litigation trial attorney is well recognized by my clients, and I have received the AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. You can call my office at 512.457.1177 to schedule an appointment.
At this point in my career as a tax litigation attorney, I have successfully handled cases as large as five million dollars and as small as 50,000 dollars. I have handled income tax, excise tax, penalty, and estate tax problems. I have counseled other lawyers on criminal tax matters. I have appeared frequently in tax court, as well as in the federal district court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. When the state of Texas seeks to collect sales taxes from my clients, I have been there, too, at the audit, administrative appeal, and litigation stages.
The Path to Resolution
If the federal government wants money, it is important to follow effective tax litigation procedures to defeat them and emerge in as strong a position as possible.
After I have handled the audit from start to finish, there may be a tax appeal. This is administrative law, at its core: an administrative arm of the government provides its own judge to hear the dispute. Sometimes this is just a railroad. Sometimes it is meaningful and results in justice, whether it is a win or a compromise.
Win or Lose? Do Not Give Up When the Stakes are High
If you do not win at appeals, you may sue in Tax Court. This is the right court for you, if you cannot pay the tax, or the consequences of payment are severe.
- If you win, no payment will ever be made.
- If you lose, you have two choices. Do your best to pay the tax, even over time, or make an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
You may have to take one or more steps along this trail. As a tax litigation attorney and as a CPA, I have taken all of these steps at one time or another for my clients. My experience can become your advantage. I know the path to resolution well and I have a solid reputation at both the IRS and Department of Justice levels.
My clients are located in Austin and Central Texas; and occasionally I represent people or companies from other states. Please contact me at 512.457.1177.