At the Law Offices of John Alan Cohan, our goal is to handle every tax controversy efficiently, economically and without the need for litigation. Sometimes, successfully resolving a tax dispute requires litigation. In most cases, though, this is a choice of last resort.
When a tax dispute has reached the litigation stage, you need the expertise of an attorney. This is not a do-it-yourself project. We provide personal representation throughout the litigation process. Mr. Cohan’s knowledge of tax law, procedure and the rules of evidence will help you achieve the best possible result. In most cases, he am able to negotiate and resolve a tax dispute even after litigation begins, but before a decision is handed down.
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Federal tax disputes are handled by four different federal courts with different jurisdictions. Most tax disputes are litigated in the United States Tax Court, which, as the name implies, has jurisdiction only over tax disputes. In addition to the Tax Court, the United States District Court and the Federal Claims Court have jurisdiction to hear certain tax matters. Finally, the Bankruptcy Court has jurisdiction over tax controversies once an individual or business has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Deciding which court to bring the litigation in requires the assistance of an experienced attorney. Sometimes, there is only one choice, but other times a selection needs to be made. There are pros and cons to each court and they must be weighed carefully. If a choice between courts exists, items to consider include which court has decided the issue more favorably and whether you want a judge or jury to decide the dispute.
By contacting the Law offices of John Alan Cohan, you will have taken the first step to resolving your tax controversy. Mr. Cohan will speak with you personally during a free and confidential consultation to determine the best course of action depending on your individual circumstances.