Delaware Tax Attorney

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The Internal Revenue Service, also commonly referred to as the IRS, is a federal agency responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing tax laws. The Delaware Division of Revenue is responsible for collecting taxes which are due to the State of Delaware. Tax laws are constantly being changed, and keeping up with these changes is quite a task. However, a Delaware tax attorney can help you understand these changes, both on the federal and state level, as well as to understand how these laws apply to you, a taxpayer.

Filing your tax return at the appropriate time -- even if you cannot pay the taxes you owe – is very important to avoid hassles with the IRS at a later date. The IRS can also initiate criminal proceedings for non-filing of tax returns. Filing your tax returns will ensure that you qualify for an Offer in Compromise or seek a tax bankruptcy if required.

The tax law is defined as a system of laws that describes government levies on economic transactions, called taxes, that are codified. Tax evasion or fraud occurs when an individual or business intentionally avoids paying federal, state, or local taxes through illegal means. Some of these means include overstating their deductions or declaring lesser income, gains, or profits than were actually attained. Tax evasion is a federal crime punishable by fines, prison time, and asset forfeiture.

If you are having trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the Delaware Division of Revenue, it is time to contact an experienced tax attorney. Tax problems will not go away on their own, but only get worse as fines, penalties and interest begin to accrue. Although dealing with tax collecting agencies can be daunting, qualified, experienced tax attorneys know how to work with the IRS and the Delaware Division of Revenue to negotiate and reach a resolution in your case. Often tax attorneys can help reduce your amount owed.

The IRS can garnish your wages, lien or seize your property and even pursue criminal charges leading to imprisonment. You may not feel you can afford to hire a tax attorney, but in reality you cannot afford not to. Having a professional representing your interests who understands the complexities of the tax laws and how to negotiate with the IRS will prove invaluable. Other than the IRS, other departments can also start criminal tax investigations. These include the Postal Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

In recent Delaware tax fraud news, a home improvement contractor pled guilty to the misdemeanor counts of home improvement fraud as well as the failure to file taxes. He had intentionally concealed more than $100,000 in gross income, as well as received upfront large deposits from several of his customers and only provided partial work or incomplete work. He has to serve three years in prison.

Tax attorneys not only help you when you are in trouble with the IRS, but can help keep you out of trouble, minimize your tax burden and help you set up your estate or business. Tax attorneys can be as important to your financial well-being as your accountant or tax professional. While we all have a civic duty to pay taxes, no one wants to pay more than necessary. A tax attorney can look at your individual situation and guide the structure of your finances, business or estate in a way that minimizes your taxes. If you are setting up your estate, preparing for a financial payout, or concerned about the amount of taxes you are paying as a business owner, a relationship with a tax attorney could end up saving you money!

The state of Delaware has many tax attorneys qualified and ready to help you with your tax problems. The Delaware Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service can help you find an attorney in your area who specializes in taxation law. Additionally, you may want to ask an accountant or tax professional for a recommendation.

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