A well-seasoned tax attorney can efficiently resolve any tax-related problem. Knowledge of the ever-changing federal tax laws, related administrative procedures, and other pertinent information is critical to reaching a successful conclusion to your tax related problems. It is in your best interest to use a professional who has knowledge of IRS procedures. Your attorney may also be helpful when considering appealing a tax assessment or audit.
Tax issues and concerns may arise at any time throughout your life. Tax issues most often involve income or estate taxes, which are calculated by taking into account a taxpayer’s gross income and adjusted gross income and either applying a tax convention or the full amount of the taxpayer’s tax liability on the basis of the gross income. Tax liabilities can arise for many reasons including unpaid payroll taxes, financial problems, charitable contributions that were not properly tax deductible, and other situations beyond the taxpayer’s control. When tax issues arise, it is important to retain a tax attorney to resolve them. Tax attorneys can help taxpayers understand their rights under current laws, how to avoid future tax liabilities, and how to deal with the IRS. In some cases, tax attorneys may be called upon to prepare and file a tax return, draft a will, or represent a client in an estate dispute or other legal matter.
Tax attorneys are trained and experienced in all areas of taxation, including state tax matters, federal tax matters, employer tax issues, federal income taxation, estate and gift taxes, bank taxes, and self-employment taxes. Tax attorneys can advise you on state tax matters, give advice concerning filing status, or discuss ways to avoid state tax liens. They can also give detailed advice as to how to avoid foreclosure, solve credit problems, or resolve estate and gift problems.
Tax attorneys can also assist with estate planning, estate taxes, trust deeds, and probate. They can draft the final tax statement for an estate, review grantor trusts, conveyancing, and ownership properties. They can advise and represent clients before state and/or federal agencies. Before engaging a tax attorney, you should seek out a number of local, skilled, and experienced practitioners. You should also ensure that the tax attorney you are considering has the appropriate credentials and that he will protect your interests as a client.
Tax issues can become complicated and extremely complex, so it is advisable to retain only a trained and experienced tax attorney to handle these and other issues. Attorneys who specialize in tax issues are very familiar with the intricacies of the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations that govern its application. Tax attorneys understand how to research and document potential issues, how to negotiate settlements, and how to obtain relief. Certified public accountants (CPAs) and former tax lawyers often act as tax attorneys after having served as accountants or tax preparers for many years. Certified public accountants (CPA) are highly skilled professionals who are able to navigate a variety of complex tax issues concerning federal, state, and local tax laws.
CPAs, by virtue of their education and experience, are well-equipped to provide the client with sound tax advice. Certified public accountants (CPAs) often act as consultants for individuals and businesses involved with tax issues and audits. Some CPAs offer introductory or consultation services at no charge. Many tax attorneys offer a range of introductory or limited-term services to help the client better understand his or her options for resolving tax issues.