Hire A Tax Attorney

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A tax attorney is a professional who specializes in tax law and helps taxpayers when they are having problems with the Internal Revenue Service or their state revenue department. Tax attorneys can help individuals handle personal taxes; they can also work with business owners to solve problems with the business taxes. Tax attorneys can help taxpayers make it through audits, get fines reduced, or understand small business or self-employment tax issues. They can manage different complex business transactions, such as a merger or liquidations, as well as interpreting tax liability.

People hire tax attorneys when they do not have accountants or their accountant has done a poor job of managing their finances and it is too late to hire another CPA. Tax law attorneys help people face tax legalities when dealing with the IRA. Tax Attorneys must abide by the client-attorney confidentiality agreements. An accountant can offer information concerning your accounts to judges and courts, but tax attorneys are forbidden by law from doing so.

Many taxpayers hire tax attorneys when they are under criminal investigation by the IRS, plan to bring a lawsuit against the IRS, have committed tax fraud, or plan to obtain independent review of their case by the U.S. tax court. Other people hire tax attorneys when they are seeking legal tax counsel when starting a new business or need help with international business contracts concerning taxes. Many people simply have tax attorneys if they own a large estate or for precautionary reasons in the case of an issue with the IRS.

Tax attorneys have an great deal of knowledge and understanding of tax laws. They know that the laws can sometimes be ambiguous and can have many interpretations. They use these different interpretations to your advantage in a trial. Tax laws are complicated and 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 until they have become unmanageable.

Tax attorneys provide legal advice and suggestions when dealing with the IRS. They can show you how to legally work and compromise with the IRS so that you can end up paying a lesser amount than you thought was due. They can also give you useful feedback on the different laws that are relevant to your personal case, and identify the weaknesses that may exist to your legal position. They can help you decide whether arbitration or mediation are the better alternatives to litigation, as well as represent you in a court of law if necessary.

When looking for a tax attorney it is best to shop around. Asking friends, relatives and personal attorneys is a good option. Taxpayers should seek out tax attorneys with experience working with the IRS, debt management and other taxpayers. Tax attorneys must have a Juris Doctor, J.D., degree. It is also important that your tax attorney be a member of the American Bar Association and their state bar association.