Tax Attorney: Friend of Filers
During tax “season” you’ll see plenty of commercials on television for a tax attorney or six. Though they make claims to remove the stress of your tax situation, you still might wonder if they’re legitimate, and if their claims in the ads are for real.
If you know that you really need a professional who knows how to deal with your specific situation and help and advise you on your tax issues, hire one. A lot of people try and get back on track on their own, without even fully understanding their own taxes or the system. This is when hiring a professional would be a smart idea.
They are often ex-IRS tax attorneys or other qualified tax professionals who know everything about filing taxes and all of the options for catching up with back owed taxes. They know better than anyone, except the Internal Revenue Service, on how to correctly file with itemized deductions or even include any deductions you might have missed. They can also help you get your back owed debt back on schedule to not compromise your financial future.
Dealing with the IRS can be a tough job, and your sanity and reputation hang in the balance. Most taxpayers probably do not know all the rules and formulas that are applicable in each situation. While many cases involve simple issues that can be easily resolved, many escalate into stressful and overwhelming financial nightmares. Your tax attorney will understand how to approach the IRS and communicate with them for you. And perhaps, and this is hardly ever the case, the IRS made a mistake then failed to accurately correct it.
A tax attorney is most often hired by individuals or businesses with tax problems such as audits, back taxes, bank levies, wage garnishments, and even property liens and seizures. Once you have that knowledgeable tax attorney in your corner, the IRS will seem less threatening and a lot easier to work with. In many cases, they can also put a halt to wage garnishments or property liens and they might also get the IRS to forgive and eliminate any penalties and interest tacked onto the taxes you previously owed. So even if you just owe back taxes and can’t afford to pay the bill in full, your new friend, the tax attorney, will be able to work out a payment plan with the IRS. Just remember to stick with it to avoid further issues.