A dispute with the IRS was settled in favor of the Petitioner (Docket Nr. 8726-09, US Tax
Court) pursuant to the agreement of the parties (Commissioner of Internal Revenue as Respondent) and the Decision was signed by the Chief Judge.
I found myself in the exact same position as a.m. Petitioner.
It involves a period of 3 years income tax
, filing under the application of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement – Tax Exemption from Income tax derived from a foreign country of which I am a citizen with Immigrant/Permanent Alien Resident status in the USA.
I have filed that way for over 20 years and the IRS accepted it until they ordered me to pay taxes on this income for the past 3 years, including interest and penalty.
I paid and then hired a lawyer to get the same result for me as a.m. Petitioner
My lawyer has been dealing with the IRS for over a year and claims that even so the circumstances are exactly the same the outcome may not be. It depends on the individual IRS employee – some agree with me and I got some money back, others do not.
I don’t understand it anymore. Shouldn’t the above decision automatically apply to me?
What can I do to settle this matter? I cannot afford a lawyer anymore to the tune of thousands of dollars.