If you are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service and think that your case has merit, retain a qualified tax attorney immediately. The Internal Revenue Service does not permit tax attorneys to defend tax cases on their behalf in civil matters.
In most situations, the Internal Revenue Service does not even consider an individual taxpayer to be liable for paying taxes when the taxpayer fails to report or properly file the appropriate tax returns. You may be able, however, to settle a civil matter with the Internal Revenue Service for a resolution of the matter without going to court. The court system is not as favorable to tax cases as it is to personal injury cases.
If, on the other hand, the person who is liable for filing the taxes that you are involved in is facing a tax levy, the odds are not good that you will be able to settle the case without going to court. You must have a tax levy defendant present at the tax pleading hearing if you are to have a chance at prevailing. This can be very difficult if you have been found liable in the civil case. The judge will want to see proof that the tax case was filed in good faith, as required by law, and will not consider a defendant’s financial standing at the time of filing.
Once you are found liable in the civil court, the Tax Liability Arbitrator will decide the outcome and will have the power to order the levying of the tax levy defendant’s tax debts on behalf of the IRS. The tax levy is called a “tax levy judgment.”
If, in addition to your tax fraud or failure to pay tax, you are found liable for a criminal offense, you should hire an experienced tax lawyer. These professionals can help you get out of a jail sentence. They can also defend you against a civil tax levy judgment. A tax lawyer can also help you if you are sued for civil tax fraud.
If the IRS takes action against you for tax evasion or fraud, you should retain an experienced tax attorney as soon as possible. This is the only way to assure that you will not lose your tax savings due to the IRS’ abuse of power and the resulting damage to the tax system.