Tax Court Suits
What is Tax Court?
The People’s Tax Court
Individuals and businesses with tax conflicts sometimes take those disputes to U.S. Tax Court — a court which is sometimes called “the people’s tax court” because taxpayers with a minor dispute occasionally represent themselves. However, when the amount at stake is high, it is much safer and much more effective to be represented by a tax lawyer who will be prepared to try the case, if a settlement cannot be reached.
Incentive to Choose Tax Court: Delay in Tax Collection
Another reason that the U.S. Tax Court is called “the people’s court” is that it is possible to sue the IRS in tax court without having paid the tax. The taxpayer will not need to pay the taxes until and unless the judge rules against the taxpayer. This is an attractive incentive for many taxpayers to take their cases to tax court when they cannot afford to pay the tax, but believe they have reason to challenge it.
Experienced Representation from an Austin Tax Lawyer
Many observers note that tax court judges tend to favor the IRS when there are controversies. An experienced attorney in this area of law is familiar not only with laws and tax regulations, but also with tax court itself. I welcome the opportunity to review a case when a taxpayer believes a tax court lawsuit may be justified.
Contact John McDuff, Austin tax lawyer, to schedule an appointment. I am a veteran Tax Litigation attorney and CPA. I have abundant experience representing clients in tax court. If the taxpayer does not receive the expected relief in tax court, I am prepared to take a case to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, as I have in the past.