Tax Litigation Lawyers
Freeman Law aggressively represents clients in tax litigation at both the state and federal levels. When the stakes are high, clients rely on our experience, knowledge, and talent to help them navigate all levels of the tax dispute life cycle—from audits and examinations, to the courtroom, and all levels of appeals.
Positioning a tax case for the right resolution, whether through settlement or a verdict, is both an art and a science. Optimal results require skilled advocacy, measured judgment, and a depth of substantive tax knowledge. At Freeman Law, we draw on our experience and wealth of tax knowledge to advise and guide clients through the entire tax controversy process, building the right strategy to resolve tax controversies from day one.
Tax Disputes Representation
Freeman Law represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of tax and related disputes, including disputes related to:
- Federal Income Tax
- Estate and Gift Tax
- Employment Tax
- Excise Tax
- International Information Returns
- Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) Penalties
- Civil Tax Penalties
- Criminal Tax Prosecutions
We provide strategic counseling and seasoned advocacy, finding the best path forward in the most complex and trying of situations. In the process, we provide clients with a voice and work collaboratively to position their case in the most favorable light.
Freeman Law handles matters in the United States Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, the Federal District Courts, and the Federal courts of appeal. We also represent clients in state court and at the administrative level.
Because of our unique substantive and procedural knowledge, we are able to provide a comprehensive approach to the tax dispute resolution process, often collaborating with clients’ existing tax professionals to formulate creative solutions to the most sophisticated tax problems.
Freeman Law represents clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, throughout Texas, the United States, and International. Schedule a consultation or call to (214) 984-3410 to discuss your IRS tax concerns.
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Experienced Tax Controversy and Litigation Lawyers
Tax Litigation FAQs
Q: What is Tax Litigation?
Tax controversy and litigation describe the practice of resolving tax disputes with federal, state, local, and foreign tax authorities. Tax disputes are separated into criminal and civil matters.
Q: What Does a Tax Litigation Attorney Do?
Law's Tax litigator Attorneys assist taxpayers by representing them during criminal investigations by the IRS, state taxing authorities, or the Justice Department, and in criminal trials, sentencing proceedings, and appeals.
Q: What is Tax Controversy?
Tax controversy is an area of legal practice involving tax disputes between tax collection entities such as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and taxpayers, sometimes as the result of an audit. It is best to hire a Tax Controversy Attorney to represent you in tax disputes.
Q: How Can a Tax Attorney Help Me?
A Tax Litigation Attorney can help you settle back taxes, submit unfiled returns, halt wage garnishment, reverse property liens and account levies, and negotiate offers of compromises with the IRS.
Q: Is a Tax Attorney Worth the Cost?
A: A tax attorney can save you time and money and is essential for your tax planning, whether you're an individual or a business. A tax attorney can also ensure you don't make any errors when submitting tax documents that might trigger an IRS audit.
Q: Is a Tax Attorney a Lawyer?
A: Tax attorneys are lawyers who specialize in the technical and complex field of tax law. Lawyers are best for handling technical and legal issues associated with your tax situation. An attorney can step in after you have a problem, but consulting with a tax attorney in advance can also help you avoid problems in the first place.
Q: When Should I Hire a Tax Attorney?
A: You should hire a tax attorney if:
- You are planning a significant financial transaction such as starting, buying, or selling a business.
- You have a tax issue, including an audit by the IRS or a state tax audit.
- The IRS has served a summons to produce documents or tax forms and records.
- You have a significant tax debt due to the Internal Revenue Service, and you are interested in obtaining tax debt relief such installment agreement or an offer in compromise (OIC).
- You have foreign financial accounts or unreported offshore bank accounts.
- You haven't filed FBARs foreign bank account reports with the IRS.
- You have committed tax evasion or fraud.
- You have any significant tax problems.
Q: Do I Need a Tax Attorney For an IRS Audit?
A: You need to hire an experienced tax audit lawyer to save yourself and your business from IRS penalties, interest, and possibly criminal actions; the IRS has extensive resources available to pursue their review of your tax records.
Q: Can I Negotiate With the IRS Myself?
A: A tax attorney must represent you if any of the following are true: You owe more than $1,000,000 to the IRS. You have unreported income or other indications of tax fraud. You have undisclosed foreign bank accounts.
Q: Will the IRS Be Suspicious if I Hire a Tax Litigation Lawyer?
A :IRS Revenue Officers and IRS agents are actually happy when a tax lawyer gets involved. IRS agents are used to having tax lawyers on the other side of the table and it makes their job easier when dealing with experienced professions.
Q: Does the IRS Call or Email You for Payment?
A:If you're under an audit. The IRS will contact you by mail. They may call you but only after they have sent a notice by mail, not by email.
Q: How Do You Handle an IRS Tax Audit?
A: If you are being audited, the IRS will contact you by mail. The notice will be the specific information that is to be examined and what supplementary documents you may need to present. You have 30 days to respond to an audit notice.
Q: Who Has the Burden of Proof in Tax Litigation?
A: Taxpayers face a high burden of proof in audit lawsuits. To prevail the taxpayer must prove that the IRS’s assessment was erroneous or incorrect. The taxpayer must also prove the specific amount of the refund to which they are entitled.
Experienced Tax Controversy and Litigation Lawyers
Out Tax Litigation Attorneys manage tax disputes, defending against tax collection actions, and navigating administrative approaches within state and local tax agencies and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Our clients include corporations, partnerships, estates, individuals, and individuals facing every kind of tax liability.