Tax Controversy, Tax Litigation & Tax Collections

Don't Forget the Tax Implications

Our firm is ready to help you through the processes of federal tax controversy, litigation, and collection.

Federal tax controversy involves administrative disputes between taxpayers and the IRS regarding an assessment of tax and/or penalties.

Federal tax litigation is what happens when the administrative process has been exhausted, and the dispute with IRS still has not been resolved. In these situations, an action can be brought in court to attempt to resolve the dispute.  

Federal tax collection involves an assessment that has become final. One of the issues in a collection case is whether an action taken by the IRS to collect the assessment is appropriate. Collection actions that the IRS can take include:

  • Garnishment
  • Levies
  • Liens

Another issue in a collection case is whether, how much, and when a particular taxpayer should be required to pay. Such questions may be resolved through procedures such as:

  • Installment agreements
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Innocent Spouse Claims
  • Community Property Relief

Please note that every case is different, and some options may or not be available depending on a client’s unique circumstances.

If you have any questions about this, or about tax resolution, tax controversy, or tax litigation in general, please do not hesitate to give us a call.