We have experience in all phases of dispute resolution and settlement of Washington State and federal tax issues, including appeals of adverse tax determinations. It is not recommended that you attempt to appeal an adverse tax result without representation. Martin Silver can help you appeal an adverse tax determination.
If you’ve been through a federal tax audit and you’re unhappy with the result, you may wish to consider an administrative appeal. The appeals officers are senior IRS employees and in most cases will try to bring about a settlement. If the matter cannot be resolved or settled with appeals, a taxpayer may usually take its case to the United States Tax Court.
Because of the cost of preparation of a case for trial at the Tax Court level this avenue is less desirable than settlement with appeals. However, if an individual or business missed an opportunity to take an appeal and has already received a Statutory Notice of Deficiency, appeal to the Tax Court will be needed. But the case then goes back to IRS appeals for settlement negotiations.
Contact us if you would like to discuss the various options you have to appeal an adverse tax determination.
What if I can’t pay the taxes assessed against me?
Should there be a resulting tax obligation, there are a number of payment options available, ranging from suspension of collection on the basis of hardship, through installment and partial payment arrangements, to offers in compromise. We can assist with making repayment of all or a portion of your tax obligation as liable as possible.
If you think we can be of help, please contact us. We want to hear from you.