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Tax Appeals Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale

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. When that happens, it can be devastating to you and your financial activities. The IRS 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. An IRS appeal may reduce or even eliminate your current tax obligations.

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 firm represents individuals and corporations in cases before the IRS Office of Appeals and appeals before the U.S. Tax Court. We also represent taxpayers in the Federal District Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Don't navigate the IRS appeals process alone. Give us a call at (954) 800-2333 or contact us online to start with an initial consultation. We serve clients nationally and internationally.

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.

Additionally, you have the option to make a small case request if the total of your taxes, penalties, and interest for each involved tax period is less than $25,000. This total amount also includes any proposed increase or decreases in your penalties or refund. Importantly, all of your involved tax periods must be less than $25,000 in the total amount. If any exceed this maximum, all of the involved tax periods must be filed in a formal written appeal. If you do qualify for a small case request, you must send your protest within the specified time on your notice. This is why it is important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to go over all of your appeals options.

As you can see, there are many different procedural and strategic considerations in any tax appeal. There are also strict deadlines. 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.

Work with Bucci Law

Having brought many appeals over her career, Fort Lauderdale tax attorney 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 can 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.

Our firm is based in Fort Lauderdale and Miami but serves clients both nationally and internationally. Call us at (954) 800-2333 today to learn more.

Why Choose Bucci Law Office for Your Tax Needs

  • Certified Public Accountant in OH & FL

  • Handles the Most Difficult Tax

  • Understands Tax Returns

  • Masters in Taxation

  • Over 50 Years of Collaborative Experience

  • Masters in International & Comparative Law

  • Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers & Avvo for Excellence