San Antonio Tax Litigation
We try to resolve tax disputes with Federal and state tax authorities without the need for court. But when cases cannot be resolved at the administrative level, we represent individuals and businesses with tax litigation.
While we are located in San Antonio, we represent individuals and businesses from San Antonio and throughout the United States in Federal or state courts. There are a number of courts that can hear tax matters. This includes:
United States Tax Court: Most federal tax cases are heard in the U.S. Tax Court. The U.S. Tax Court only hears tax cases. One of the most significant advantages of this forum is that taxpayers are not required to pay the tax assessment prior to litigation.
United States District Court: To bring a case before a United States District Court, taxpayers must exhaust all IRS administrative remedies and prepay the disputed tax deficiency. The U.S. District Courts are the only venue in which taxpayers may try their case before a jury.
United States Court of Federal Claims: This court can be another beneficial forum for taxpayers who pay the disputed tax and then sue for a refund.
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts: The U.S. Bankruptcy courts can hear tax matters that arise in a bankruptcy proceeding. This can be particularly helpful in the case of unpaid tax debts. These debts may be dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Tax Litigation Services We Provide
We provide the following tax litigation services:
- Tax deficiency litigation
- Tax refund litigation
- Collection Due Process litigation
- Trust fund recovery penalty litigation
- Freedom of Information Act litigation
- Wrongful seizures or levies
- Summons defense
- Expert witness testimony
- Criminal tax cases
Aggressive San Antonio Tax Litigation Attorneys
With over 20 years of experience in tax controversies, we are uniquely qualified to take on the IRS and beat them at their own game. We intervene in dispute tax assessments, help clients avoid criminal charges and resolve tax issues with the minimum impact.
Unfavorable Audit? Target on your back?
We represent individuals and business owners in San Antonio, statewide and nationwide, in tax litigation and IRS appeals.
Our tax attorneys can respond to all disputes over state or federal taxes:
- Failure to file income tax returns
- Unreported income
- Overstated deductions
- Questionable tax shelters
- Personal liability of corporate officers (employment tax)
Tax Appeals: Reasoning with the IRS
If the result of an IRS audit is additional income tax owed (often with penalties and interest), the taxpayer can request a hearing with the IRS Appeals Office. A senior administrator reviews the auditor’s findings.
Our tax attorneys have had substantial success in IRS appeals. We have helped clients avoid thousands of dollars — even hundreds of thousands — in tax assessments by presenting a viable defense of our clients tax returns. We have also helped head off criminal prosecutions by casting doubt on IRS assertions of intentional evasion.
Tax Litigation: Battling the IRS
Tax disputes not solved at the administrative level can be appealed to U.S. Tax Court (or U.S. District Court). Before private practice, some of our attorneys worked for the IRS. With his IRS insights and years of tax litigation experience on behalf of taxpayers, we can capably represent clients in these hard-fought proceedings.
Trials are expensive. We work hard to poke holes in the prosecution’s arguments to get the IRS or U.S. Attorney to drop its case, or to gain leverage for a favorable negotiated outcome. When a tax trial cannot be avoided, our tax attorneys often invoke the statute of limitations, innocent spouse relief, and other proven defense strategies to save clients thousands and in some cases millions of dollars.
Call us today to discuss your tax litigation and the best course of action.