Tax Court Representation
Indianapolis Tax Litigation Lawyers: Experienced Tax Court Representation
Dutton Legal Group strives to resolve tax issues and controversies quickly, efficiently, at the earliest stage, and without litigation where possible. Sometimes, however, successfully resolving a tax controversy requires litigation in tax court.
- Have you received a Notice of Deficiency from the IRS?
- Were you audited by the IRS and wish to appeal (formally disagree with) their findings?
- Do you need to discuss the strength and validity of your case?
Our Indiana tax attorneys successfully represent taxpayers in the United States Tax Court and stand ready to represent you, too. Ask for a Free Consultation to get a complete understanding of how we can assist you with tax court representation and help you resolve your case.
Not all tax attorneys are litigators. In our exclusive service as Indiana tax attorneys, we can represent our clients who have disputes with the IRS or the state taxing authorities in court.
What Is Tax Court?
The U.S. Constitution provides taxpayers the right to litigate tax disputes with the federal or state taxing authorities in court. The federal government and the state of Indiana have a separate and distinct tax court system.
Federal Tax Court
Federal tax court handles tax disputes with the IRS. The court is independent of the IRS. It evaluates cases such as tax audit results, taxation collection enforcement or other penalty actions, and decides whether you (the taxpayer) or the IRS is right.
Our attorneys can help you with all types of federal tax controversies and litigation, including:
- Disputed income tax amounts (you received a Notice of Deficiency)
- Tax collection activities proposed by the
- IRS (threatened levy or lien action)
- Tax audit issues
- Conflicts over Innocent Spouse Relief
- Disputes over joint and several liability for joint tax returns
- Classification of workers as employees or independent contractors
- Adjustments to partnership items
Indiana / State Tax Court
Indiana Tax Court has exclusive jurisdiction over any case that arises under the Indiana tax laws and hears appeal of final determinations made by the Indiana Department of State Revenue and the Indiana Board of Tax Review.
State tax issues may involve:
- Income, sales tax, and use tax assessments
- Sales and use tax refund claims
- Income tax refund claims
- Real property tax assessments
- Personal property tax assessments
Whether dealing with a federal or state tax matter, Dutton Legal Group will expertly advise and advocate on your behalf.
Only Tax Attorneys May Represent You in U.S. Tax Court
If you cannot resolve your case with the IRS, or if you disagree with decisions of the IRS or another taxing administration, you have to take the IRS to U.S. Tax Court.
The opportunity to argue a matter before a tax court is limited almost exclusively to attorneys. You likely cannot take the matter up with a judge if you have not hired an attorney to represent you.
Tax court representation and litigation is highly complicated for even the most skilled professionals. If you hire a company or law firm to resolve your tax issues, you should make certain that the company or law firm is licensed to represent you in Tax Court. Other than a few extraordinary exceptions, you must be an attorney to represent another taxpayer in tax court.
Call Now for Skilled Attorney Tax Court Representation
As respected tax litigators, we serve to improve your credibility with the IRS and to help you obtain the best possible results. Our extensive knowledge of tax law allows us to foresee the tremendous impact tax court cases can have on our clients. Our tax litigation experience helps us identify the right course of action for each specific case and circumstance.
If you have a tax controversy or are considering tax litigation with the IRS or the Indiana Tax Court, call the tax attorneys at Dutton Legal Group or contact us using the secure email form on each page of our website.