Many people are unaware that taxpayers can recover fees and costs from the government if the IRS has taken an unreasonable position against them. This may include a positive the IRS took during audit, on appeal, in connection with a refund claim or collection matter, or as related to a summons.
Costs can include administrative fees, costs of analyses and studies that were necessary in order to prepare the party’s case, and attorney’s fees. Because CPAs are authorized to practice before the IRS a CPA’s fees for handling an audit, appeal, refund claim or collection matter, or for assisting with a Tax Court case or other litigation, may be awarded.
Review the details of Internal Revenue Code 7430.