Alaska Tax Attorney

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The Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, is the federal agency responsible for tax collection and enforcement of tax laws. While it is our duty to pay taxes, people and businesses do not want to over pay their taxes. An Alaska tax attorney can help you to establish your business or estate to minimize your tax burden.

In recent Alaska tax fraud news, a 61-year-old dentist has been sentenced to five years in a federal prison because he tried to avoid more than $575,000 in federal taxes. This includes him taking a deduction for a house of prostitution in Las Vegas as a business expense. He also has to pay a $10,000 fine and $42,000 in restitution for the costs of his prosecution that followed his conviction of four counts of income tax evasion. He had hidden the income through tax shelters and sham trusts.

The IRS will let you know if you have made a mistake with your taxes, and will quickly assess any fines and penalties that you may owe. A reputable and experienced tax attorney can help individuals and businesses with all their tax concerns. If you are facing an audit or have back taxes assessed to you, a tax attorney can help you through the process. Failure to pay taxes can lead to liens, seizures of property and even jail time. This is serious and complicated business that calls for a professional tax attorney.

Tax laws are complicated, and can change often. Average Americans have a difficult time deciphering the rules and regulations involved with appealing a decision or fighting a charge. When you owe the IRS money, it is not like owing a credit card payment. They have the tools and resources to get their money from you one way or another. They can seize your assets, garnish your wages or place a lien on your property. They can freeze your bank account and generally cause you a lot of heartache. They can also start a criminal tax investigation, even if you don't believe you've done anything illegal. On top of this you can watch the fees on your account snowball into unmanageable territory.

Many people find their tax attorney equally as important as a good accountant. Keeping you out of trouble with the IRS is worth the investment in a good tax attorney, especially when dealing with a small business or estate plan.

An experienced tax attorney may seem expensive, but in many cases they will in the long run save you money. Tax attorneys are experienced with negotiation and know how to work with the IRS. With the help of an attorney, you can avoid future fees and penalties, and often reduce the amount you owe in back taxes.

While Alaska does not have personal income taxes, there are other taxes assessed by the State of Alaska. If the Alaska Department of Revenue has contacted you regarding a problem, a tax attorney can help you with these issues as well.

Professional tax attorneys keep up with the law and its intricacies, and they understand how it applies to taxpayers. The IRS is a cumbersome organization, and trying to handle tax issues on your own can be frustrating and time consuming. When fines and penalties are assessed daily, you don't want to waste time. Qualified tax attorneys navigate the system of the IRS on a routine basis and understand how to work within this system.

To find a qualified tax attorney in your area, you can contact the Lawyer Referral Service of the Alaska State Bar, or ask your accountant or tax preparer for a recommendation.