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    Why Tax and Local-Tax Litigation is Different?

    In the years I worked at the Tax Authority, I saw how the state authorities - the Tax Authority, the National Insurance, and even the municipalities - treated taxpayers as if they had lost the trial even before it started.  

    It should be understood, tax law is considered one of the most complex branches of civil law. And those that are hard to beat.

    The reason for this is the starting point in tax law which is coercion. That is to say that no one wants to pay them, and therefore every claimant has to show that his argument is particularly strong, and will not bring a lot of additional taxpayers after him (in which case the legislator simply changes the law). Therefore, the burden on a plaintiff is always heavier: every plaintiff must be original and it is more difficult to rely on precedents or professional experience as in other branches of law.

    It takes a certain kind of talent to succeed in lawsuits against the tax authorities. And once you know how to do it right, you can return a lot of money to the taxpayers.

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