In my professional opinion, not only should you retain a tax attorney, but you should be the only one to do so. Yes, at times, a tax attorney is someone that specialize solely in the legal field and helps people, businesses, and other organizations to solve problems with the IRS and/or state tax agencies. Some tax attorneys also provide similar financial services to individuals.
One reason to retain a tax attorney for financial problems is when the individual or business is being audited by the Internal Revenue Service. The audit is most likely criminal in nature, meaning there is probable cause to suspect criminal behavior. It would be in the best interests of any tax attorney to have their client’s taxes investigated by a professional tax resolution firm before the audit even starts. The tax attorney would be able to assist their client in preparing for the audit, negotiating with the audit panel, defending the client’s assets, making contact with the tax authority, responding to requests for information from the IRS, etc.
Taxpayers who improperly withheld money from their payroll may be subjected to audit by the Internal Revenue Service, which could lead to wage garnishment. Wage garnishing is quite a far reach for taxpayers. Not only would an experienced attorney be able to prevent the wage garnishment, but they would also be able to prevent the severe financial consequences that come along with it. The taxpayers would be able to retain the money that is owed to them through an experienced attorney that will work on their behalf. It would be in the best interests of taxpayers to engage the services of an attorney during tax problems.
Tax attorneys also represent clients involved with tax settlements. Tax settlements can amount to a lot of money, but many tax problems are settled out of court. A tax relief firm that has many years of experience representing taxpayers in tax settlements can help a client in negotiating settlements. The attorneys would negotiate the best settlement possible for their client, but the firm would also advise the client as to how much of a settlement is realistic and what can be demanded in return for a reasonable settlement amount.
When taxpayers get stuck with their taxes, they should not hesitate to seek the advice of a tax attorney. The attorney can review the taxpayers’ situation to determine if there is any validity to the claim. Tax attorneys may also be appointed by the government to conduct seminars on how to deal with taxes. In these seminars, the tax attorney would be able to discuss with the attendees various options available to them, including compromise, which is a common solution offered by most states. The professional tax attorney will also be able to advice on the best way for a taxpayer to resolve their tax issues.
Tax attorneys can provide a great service by protecting taxpayers from overpayment or underpayment. The attorney can also advise the taxpayer on the proper tax relief to seek and whether the IRS can help them get that tax relief. The attorney can also represent a client in claiming back taxes paid by their employers. Some employers might refuse to pay the taxes, which the attorney can enforce by pursuing the claim in court. The attorney may also be able to prevent a wage garnishment and other harsh penalties being taken against a client by the IRS.