Tax Disputes and Litigation
Ice Miller represents corporate, institutional and individual taxpayers in a variety of federal, state and local tax disputes in proceedings ranging from audits, to administrative appeals, to trials and appeals.
Ice Miller has represented taxpayers at most levels of administrative and judicial proceedings in connection with state and local tax matters. With respect to property tax
matters, Ice Miller has represented taxpayers before local assessing officials and county boards, the Indiana Board of Tax Appeals and its predecessor, and in the Indiana courts. With respect to "listed taxes," which include income tax, sales tax, finance institutions tax, and various other taxes, Ice Miller has represented taxpayers before the Indiana Department of Revenue and the Indiana courts.
Not only has Ice Miller represented taxpayers before the Indiana Tax Court since the inception of that court in 1986, but Ice Miller has also represented taxpayers before courts in counties around the State, in the Indiana Court of Appeals, and before the Indiana Supreme Court. Ice Miller's work in state taxation dates back to representing taxpayers before the United States Supreme Court in J.D. Adams Mfg. Co. v. Storen, 304 U.S. 307 (1938) and Freeman v. Hewit, 329 U.S. 249 (1947), United States Constitutional Commerce Clause decisions which were cited for decades. On our "Key Matters" page is a listing of some of the reported state tax decisions in which Ice Miller served as counsel.
Ice Miller has argued state tax cases before the Indiana Supreme Court, and has been asked to submit amicus curiae briefs in state tax cases to the Indiana Supreme Court on behalf of the Counsel on State Taxation (COST) and the Indiana Legal Foundation. A copy of the brief submitted on behalf of the Indiana Legal Foundation is attached.
Similarly, Ice Miller has represents taxpayers in federal tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service's audit division, appeals division, and other branches of the Internal Revenue Service. Ice Miller also represents taxpayers before the United States Tax Court, federal district courts, and federal appellate courts.