Tax Court

You get audited.  The IRS agent goes through your financial affairs, and you bring out all your receipts from three years ago.  At the end of the audit, the IRS gives you a report telling what you owe.  If you don’t like it, you can ask to talk to the agent’s manager, or even an appeals officer, but at some point, the IRS tells you that it’s done with you.

You know you’ve reached that point when the IRS sends you a Statutory Notice of Deficiency.  This letter is a ticket to the Tax Court: once the IRS sends it, via certified mail to the last address that the IRS knew about, you have 90 days to file a petition in Tax Court (150 days if you live outside the United States).

We know how to handle a Tax Court case.  John Faucher, principal of the firm, handled more than 1,000 petitions while working at the IRS.

If you get a statutory notice of deficiency, also known as a “90-day letter,” call us.  We can help explain your options and let you know what you need to do.