Victory for Seattle's Litigation Team in High-Profile Income Tax Fight
The Tax Advocacy Group has successfully represented taxpayers in variety of forums, including the U.S. Tax Court, various trial and appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Internal Revenue Service, and state tax authorities. The group litigates on behalf of clients in state and federal courts, and advocates for taxpayers seeking determinations from the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities. These proceedings have involved nearly all types of U.S. federal taxes, State and Local taxes, as well as foreign income tax and VAT.
Our clients include a wide variety of domestic and foreign corporations, public entities, partnerships, tax-exempt entities, and individuals. Our experience has shown us that we add the most value when we become involved early-on during the audit stage, so that we can help prevent strategic or evidentiary missteps that can later prejudice the taxpayer. We will work to minimize the number of issues raised during the audit and to resolve potentially large disputes before they surface publicly.
We have litigated federal income tax cases in the U.S. Tax Court, and valuation issues in income and estate and gift tax in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeal. We have sought rulings and determinations from the Internal Revenue Service and various state tax authorities.
Illustrative types of issues resolved administratively at the audit and appellate levels include: