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Strong Advocates At All Levels Of The Tax Appeals Process

The IRS isn't perfect. When attempting to compel individuals and businesses to pay taxes, it may incorrectly apply the law or abuse its discretion in some way. The appeals process is a valuable and necessary corrective against potential errors and abuses. If you have reason to believe the IRS made an error, you have the right to appeal the decision.

At Bucci Law Offices, we provide knowledgeable, aggressive legal advocacy to foreign and domestic taxpayers. With more than 20 years of focused representation for clients facing complex tax controversies, our founding attorney, Christin M. Bucci, represents individuals and corporations in cases before the IRS Office of Appeals and appeals before the U.S. Tax Court. An experienced litigator, she also represents taxpayers in Federal District Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Appealing An IRS Decision

There are many types of issues that could warrant an appeal, including:

There are different types of IRS appeals. For instance, collection actions, including liens, levies and seizures, can be appealed through the Collection Appeals Process (CAP). If your case is heard through the CAP, it will be heard quickly, but you will not be able to appeal this decision in U.S. Tax Court. Similarly, levies and liens can be appealed through the Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing. The CDP takes longer than the CAP, but taxpayers have the right to bring an appeal to U.S. Tax Court if they disagree with the decision.

As one can see, there are many different procedural and strategic considerations in any tax appeal. There are also strict deadlines in any tax appeal. For instance, if you have received a Notice of Federal Tax Lien Filing or a Final Notice of Intent to Levy, you have only 30 days to request a CDP hearing. The sooner our law firm is involved, the more we can do to prepare your appeal.

Having brought many appeals over her career, tax lawyer Christin M. Bucci knows how to create arguments that are most likely to resonate with the IRS Appeals Office, U.S. Tax Court or in federal court. This knowledge is critical in all aspects of a case. While the appeal is pending, she will take the time to explain your rights, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of initiating an appeal in your circumstances. If the IRS abuses its discretion or fails to act reasonably during the administrative appeals process, our firm has the skills and experience to successfully pursue your rights in tax court.

Contact An Experienced Tax Attorney

Contact Bucci Law online, or call 954-900-9107 to schedule a consultation. Based in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, our law firm represents taxpayers across Florida, the United States and the world.