Contesting Tax Liabilities · Lancaster Attorneys

Tax Litigation Attorneys Based In Lancaster, Pennsylvania

If your tax return has been audited or examined, resulting in an IRS finding of greater tax liability, you may have grounds for arguing that your original return was accurate and that you do not actually owe the increased tax. If so, you have options for contesting your tax liability.

At Spencer Law Firm LLC, based on Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we help clients contest tax liabilities through the IRS appeals process and in U.S. Tax Court.

Helping Clients Pursue Tax Disputes Within The IRS And In Court

Once the IRS has determined that you owe additional tax, your first option for contesting that liability is to request an appeal before an IRS Appeals Division officer. This division, which is separate from the IRS Examination Division, is focused on resolving tax controversies without litigation, which may present an opportunity to reverse the results of your audit.

If you complete the IRS appeals process and the agency issues a final decision that you owe additional taxes, you then have a right to appeal the outcome to the U.S. Tax Court. Alternatively, once you have paid the taxes, your lawyer can contest the overpayment and pursue a refund in the U.S. District Court or the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

As a former U.S. Tax Court clerk who has devoted the bulk of his career to the representation of taxpayers in disputes with the IRS, Mr. Smith is in a strong position to help clients contest tax liabilities. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at 717.207.7935 or by email.