The United States Bankruptcy Court has jurisdiction to decide almost all disputes between taxpayers and the IRS. A single Bankruptcy Court judge decides each case, and there is no right to jury trial. Similar to Tax Court, Bankruptcy Court permits taxpayers to contest a tax liability prior to making payment.
Matters determined by Bankruptcy Courts include the validity and amount of a deficiency claim by the IRS, the validity and extent of IRS tax liens, the value of IRS lien rights, and the taxpayer's right to a discharge of tax liability. Remedies available to the taxpayer will vary depending upon whether the Bankruptcy petition is filed under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13.
We regularly represent clients in complex federal tax matters in courts throughout the United States. If you would like a confidential consultation with Mr. Brown regarding the possibility of seeking resolution to your case in Tax Court, Bankruptcy Court, District Court or Federal Claims Court please call Mr. Brown directly at 817.870.0025 or CLICK HERE to request a consultation.Print this Page