Tax Court Suits

The People’s Tax Court

Sometimes, individuals and businesses with tax conflicts will take those disputes to the U.S. Tax Court. The U.S. Tax Court is often called “the people’s tax court” because taxpayers with minor dispute(s) occasionally represent themselves. However, when stakes are 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.

The judges at the U.S. Tax Court tend to favor the IRS when there are controversies. If your case is controversial, it is important to be represented by an experienced attorney who is familiar with tax laws and regulations, and with the court itself.

Taking a Case to Tax Court Can Delay Tax Collection

It is possible to sue the IRS in tax court without having paid the tax. If a taxpayer sues the IRS, he or she will not be required to pay back taxes until the judge rules against the taxpayer. This is an attractive incentive for many taxpayers to take their case(s) to tax court when they cannot afford to pay the tax, but believe they have reason to challenge it.

Contact John McDuff

Contact the Law Office of John McDuff, P.C. at 512-457-1177 to discuss your case. John McDuff has 20+ years of experience working as a tax attorney, and has a background as a CPA. He has abundant experience representing his clients in the U.S. Tax Court. If you do not receive the expected relief in court, John is prepared to take your case to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, as he has done in the past.

The information that you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice, and any use of this information will not create an attorney-client relationship. We invite you to contact us to get advice.