If you are in the midst of a federal tax controversy that may end in a courtroom, you should contact legal counsel now to start preparing for the hearing. Frost & Associates are experience tax litigators and will help you face the IRS in court.
Our goal in every case is to reach a favorable outcome for our clients in as efficient a manner as possible. The best way of meeting this goal is to settle cases prior to litigation, but this is not always a viable option. If litigation is required, we are highly skilled litigators prepared to represent you in federal court.
Dedicated Representation in All Courtroom Venues
We will litigate your case in one of four courts:
- U.S. Tax Court: This is where the majority of tax cases are heard. Judges in this court have extensive knowledge of U.S. tax law. The biggest advantage of requesting a hearing in the U.S. Tax Court is that taxpayers are not required to pay their assessment prior to the hearing as they are in federal district court.
- U.S. District Court: In order to be granted a hearing in this court, taxpayers must have exhausted all of the administrative options for resolving their case and must have paid the assessed tax before filing a suit for a refund. Despite the drawbacks, this forum can be advantageous since it is the only court that gives you the option of a jury trial.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court: If you or your business has filed for bankruptcy, this court may decide whether IRS tax assessments or liens are valid. It can also determine whether or not your tax liabilities may be discharged as part of your bankruptcy filing. A Virginia bankruptcy lawyer can evaluate your situation and help provide you with options.
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims: Based in Washington, D.C., this court may be the most favorable if you have already paid the disputed tax and wish to sue for a refund.
Whether your tax issue is resolved through negotiation or before a judge, you can rely on Frost & Associates to protect your rights and work hard to achieve the best possible outcome of your case. If you have a pressing tax issue in Virginia, contact an expert Northern Virginia Tax Attorney at Frost & Associates today for a free consultation.