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US Court of Federal Claims

Thorn Law Group – Helping You to Seek Justice In The U.S. Court of Federal Claims

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims only hears cases brought against the United States government.  One need not be a United States citizen to file suit in the Court of Federal Claims.  Although the Court is located in Washington, D.C., it hears cases nationwide.  Thus, a taxpayer can select a forum close to their residence or business for the trial, but unlike cases originating in U.S. District Court, an appeal may only be taken to the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  For taxpayers in Massachusetts, there are Federal courthouses in Boston, Worcester and Springfield where your case may be heard. The rules governing the Court of Federal Claims do not allow for jury trials, so cases are heard by a single judge.

As with the U.S. District Courts, there are certain prerequisites that a taxpayer must meet before proceeding to file suit.  First, a taxpayer must pay the amount in dispute which the IRS claims is due and owing.  Then, the taxpayer must make a request for a refund and have that request denied through the administrative process within the IRS.  Only then may the taxpayer file suit for a refund of the disputed amount.

Thorn Law Group Can Assist You in Bringing an Action Before The Court of Federal Claims to Obtain Your Tax Refund!

If you live in the Boston area and are looking to claim a Federal tax refund, you don’t need to go to Washington for solid legal representation; you just need to go to Thorn Law Group!  We are experienced at litigating in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Our team is comprised of former IRS attorneys who understand the Government’s strategy in tax controversies.  This balanced perspective gives us the insight to bring your case to the most favorable resolution possible.

To schedule a consultation, or to learn more about how the Thorn Law Group can help you with your tax and legal issues, contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner, at ket@thornlawgroup.com or (617) 692-2989.

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