Florida Tax Attorney

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In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes, wrote Benjamin Franklin many years ago. Needless to say this hasn't changed. The tax laws in the United States, and the collection of federal taxes, are handled by the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS. The federal tax code is ever-changing and becomes more and more complex each year. Florida tax attorneys keep up-to-date with the changes in tax laws and understand how these changes apply to the Florida tax payer.

While Florida does not have state income tax, other taxes such as property and business tax are handled by the Florida Department of Revenue. A Florida tax attorney can also provide assistance with this agency and state taxes.

There are many reasons to retain the services of a tax attorney, from simple tax preparation to fighting criminal IRS charges. It can be a scary time for any American taxpayer to fight a government entity the size of the IRS, or to fight the Florida state revenue department. They have countless employees and plenty of resources while the average American does not.

A tax attorney's area of expertise is tax, they deal strictly with tax related matters and they areof the utmost knowledge about it. Many people who don't file their taxes fail to do so because of financial problems and therefore end up in trouble. Also, the majority of these people are not knowledgeable about tax laws and postpone tax-related obligations, which can result in serious tax problems later on.

Tax evasion/fraud occurs when an individual or business purposefully avoids paying federal, state, or local taxes through illegal methods. Some of these methods 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 facing an audit, or have a tax dispute, getting a tax attorney to help you is time sensitive. Fees, penalties and interest accumulate quickly. Your wages can be garnished or your property seized. Having a professional on your side who understands the tax system and how to work with the IRS or other tax collecting agencies will be invaluable.

You may be afraid that you cannot afford a tax attorney, but it may in fact be the case that you cannot afford not to have a tax attorney. Tax attorneys can help negotiate your re-payments to the IRS, reducing the amount owed. Often these reductions will more than make up for the cost of an attorney. Tax evasion can even lead to imprisonment; getting experienced legal representation can help resolve your tax problems quickly and effectively.

Do you wonder if you are paying more than your fair share of taxes from your business or estate plan? Are you expecting a large financial payment and want to shield that from excess taxes? A Florida tax attorney can help you with these concerns also. Many people find their tax attorney as important to their financial well-being as their accountant or investment advisor. While we all have a civic duty to pay taxes, no one wants to pay more than necessary. In the long run, a relationship with a Florida taxation attorney can save you money.

If you are already in trouble with the IRS, or if you want to ensure that you don't get in trouble with them, a consultation with a tax attorney would beneficial. To find an experienced Florida taxation attorney, you may want to ask your accountant or tax professional for a referral. The Florida Bar Association also provides a lawyer referral service to help you find taxation specialists in your area.