IRS and Tax Appeals:
Navigating Complex Taxation Challenges

Tax appeals, particularly those involving the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), are intricate legal processes that demand strategic navigation. Selecting the right IRS and tax appeals attorney becomes crucial in maximizing the chances of a favorable resolution. At the Alderman Law Firm, our experienced attorneys can assist with tax appeals, guiding individuals and businesses through the complexities of tax-related legal challenges.

Understanding IRS and Tax Appeals:

In an IRS and tax appeal, individuals or businesses seek to challenge decisions made by the IRS regarding tax assessments, audits, or other tax-related matters. These appeals often involve complex tax codes, regulations, and legal interpretations. Identifying grounds for appeal requires a thorough review of the IRS’s determinations and an understanding of tax laws.

It’s essential to recognize that a tax appeal is not an opportunity to contest the entire tax assessment. Appellate proceedings focus on specific issues, errors, or disputes within the IRS’s decisions, aiming to secure a more favorable outcome for the taxpayer.

Initiating the Tax Appeals Process:

The initial step in the tax appeals process is typically filing a formal protest with the IRS. This protest outlines the taxpayer’s disagreements with the IRS’s determinations and provides supporting documentation. Timely filing is critical, and legal counsel can help ensure compliance with procedural requirements.

If the IRS issues a final determination that is unfavorable to the taxpayer, the next phase involves filing a petition with the U.S. Tax Court or the relevant federal appellate body. The Alderman Law Firm recommends prompt action in these circumstances to meet filing deadlines and preserve the right to appeal.

Navigating the Tax Appeals Process:

Once the tax appeal is initiated, the parties involved may engage in negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, or proceed to formal litigation. Expertise in tax law and strategic advocacy are essential in presenting a compelling case during this process.

The Alderman Law Firm offers professional assistance with the tax appeals process. From reviewing tax assessments and IRS determinations for errors to expertly preparing legal arguments and briefs, our attorneys possess the depth of experience necessary for success in tax appeals.

Oral Arguments and Decision:

In some instances, taxpayers may have the opportunity to present oral arguments during the appeals process. When available, oral arguments provide a platform for direct communication with the appellate body. Ultimately, the decision is rendered based on the arguments presented, supporting documentation, and applicable tax laws.

Denial of Tax Appeal: What’s Next?

If the tax appeal is denied, further options may be available, depending on the circumstances. This may include filing a lawsuit in federal court or exploring settlement options with the IRS.

Have More Questions?

The information provided offers a very general overview of the IRS and tax appeals process and is provided as a courtesy, not legal advice. If you are considering a tax appeal, contact the Alderman Law Firm for a free consultation at (720) 588-3529. Our experienced appeals attorneys are ready to assist you in tax appeals in the 4th, 6th, 7th and 10th circuit courts of appeal.