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Tax Litigation

For most of our clients, litigation is an option of last resort. Practically speaking, the vast majority of tax controversy matters are resolved well before litigation becomes necessary. Nevertheless, we believe that advantageous settlements are most likely achieved when the IRS believes that taxpayer’s counsel is willing and able to litigate if the need arises. Our reputation is well known within the local IRS and state tax offices. Local IRS and state agents know we are ready, willing and able to litigate any particular tax matter as the need arises. Our reputation benefits our clients and enables us to obtain settlements more advantages than others. We have become aware that when faced with a difficult tax audit matter, several local accountants have obtained better settlements for their clients simply by telling the agent that they were going to refer the matter to this firm. We possess not only a solid background in tax matters, but also in the practice and procedure of tax litigation. Our creative strategies and tenacious advocacy enable us to regularly obtain extraordinary success in achieving favorable results for our clients.

Call Stuart B. Ratner, P.C., Today

If you face a tax appeal and want an agile and useful ally to defend your rights in appellate court or litigation, call us at 203-323-4900. You can also contact us online.


Practice Areas

Tax Court

  • Connecticut tax and administrative appeals
  • U.S. Tax Court

State And Local Tax Matters

  • Income tax, sales tax, and residency audits
  • State sales tax collection matters
  • State income tax collection matters
  • Offers in compromise
  • Installment agreements
  • State tax liens, levies, and warrants

Tax Planning / Asset Protection

  • Income tax planning for real estate investors and high net worth individuals
  • Asset protection planning
  • Divorce and domestic relations tax planning
  • Cannabis and Bitcoin matters
  • Cancellation of indebtedness
  • Charitable planning strategies including forming charitable IRC § 501(c)(3) organizations

Unpaid Tax Obligations / Unfiled Returns

  • Federal and state tax collection matters (where the government seeks to collect tax from the client)
  • Offers in compromise
  • Installment agreements
  • Federal and state tax liens, levies, and warrants
  • Innocent and injured spouse claims

Employment / Payroll Tax Matters

  • Employment tax
  • Payroll tax
  • Trust fund recovery penalties
  • Undocumented workers
  • Nominee/alter ego assessments
  • Transferee liability/fraudulent conveyances
  • Employee misclassification