4 Tips For Smooth Sailing In US Tax Court

By Matthew Villmer (May 2, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT) -- Although practice before the U.S. Tax Court requires many of the same skills as other federal jurisdictions, litigators who find themselves before one of the court's 19 judges should be aware of subtle differences in trial procedure.

The U.S. Tax Court differs from other federal courts because every trial is a bench trial, and therefore, experts say, you should focus on making it as easy as possible for the judge to rule in your favor.

"It's extremely important that you appear credible to the court," said Todd Welty, a Dentons tax partner. "There are several things you can do, as your...

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