IRS Appeals Lawyers defend taxpayers before IRS administrative appeals and judicial tribunals. They provide legal advice to persons with disputes with the IRS usually involving property or income taxes, collectibles excise taxes, partnership withholding taxes, payroll taxes, or employment tax.
How can they help?
- IRS appeals lawyers represent their clients before the IRS Appeals Officer, Federal Tax Court, or the U.S. Tax Court.
- An appeals lawyer assists with the preparation of case briefs and position papers that are submitted to the service center in preparation for administrative hearings or judicial review of agency action.
- An appeals lawyer works with a tax attorney to draft IRS complaints and/or petitions for a refund if there has been a mistake or fraud by the IRS.
- An appeals lawyer will represent a client in tax court and/or extend his representation to be that of a tax attorney in the following year.
- An appeals lawyer reviews transcripts and legal documents for trial preparation and represents the taxpayer throughout a court proceeding when the Service takes Collection action.
Why Choose an Appeals Attorney?
- An appeals attorney gives his clients attention to detail and outlines all options with every letter, note, or phone call. He knows the ins and out’s of the system.
- An appeals attorney will use his knowledge of IRS regulations to make sure you have a chance of winning your case. He doesn’t give up easily; instead, he finds creative solutions for his client’s tax problems.
- An appeals attorney has worked in the tax field for several years and has developed a network of contacts. These contacts can be used as an individual’s representative in court or to help a company that is being audited by IRS.
- A person who is appealing to the IRS has the best representation with an attorney who keeps current on all of the latest news and developments related to the IRS and its procedures.
How Can I Get Started?
- Look for a tax attorney who will take your case and handle it as a full-time matter, as opposed to only part-time.
- Don’t deal with large law firms or big corporations. A tax attorney must have a small office that is personable and able to give you the attention needed to resolve your problem.
- Find an experienced lawyer who can handle multiple cases effectively, depending on the severity of your case.
- An appeals lawyer who has practiced for several years will be more knowledgeable about the IRS and its policies and procedures.
- An appeals lawyer should have some degree of knowledge in tax laws, accounting, business, or tax preparation to fully understand your case.
- Look for a person who keeps up with the intensive changes and developments within the IRS.
IRS Appeals Lawyers have a difficult job dealing with auditors and the IRS. They have to have the right temperament, the courage to take on their client’s case, and be able to utilize their skills as an attorney and advocates in difficult financial situations.