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When, Why, and How to Hire a Tax Attorney

Hire a Tax Attorney

As the name suggests, tax attorneys specialize in tax law. However, this can also cause some confusion among people. The attorneys aren’t tax preparers or accountants who will handle all of the mundane aspects of your taxes. Instead, they are there to help people with any legal issues they might have regarding the IRS and their taxes.It’s true that CPAs can also communicate with the IRS for their clients, but tax attorneys tend to be the better option in many cases.

How Might a Tax Attorney Help You?

Let’s look at a few of the areas where a tax lawyer can help. Below are some of the more common areas where people may find it advantageous to have some IRS tax help.

Back Taxes and Unfiled Taxes

Do you have back taxes? Was there a year, or several, where you didn’t pay any taxes or did not pay enough in taxes? This has the potential to lead to many serious issues with the IRS including fines and potential jail time. Due to the serious nature of this issue, it’s important to have some IRS tax help and guidance from professionals.

Payroll

If you own your own business and you have employees, then you are required to pay payroll taxes. However, these can be complicated, and it can be difficult to determine who is owed, when they are owed, and how to pay. It doesn’t have to be so confusing, though.

Having delinquent payroll taxes can end up leading to federal charges and a host of IRS penalties. It’s in your best interest to have some help from professionals regarding problems with payroll taxes.

Garnishment/Levies

When it comes to collecting taxes, the IRS has several methods of seizure. They might opt to levy bank accounts, for example. They will search for bank accounts connected with your tax ID number or Social Security Number. In cases where the IRS wants to levy, there is a limited time to contest it and request a full or partial release of funds. You’ll want a professional to help you with this, as it could cause major problems for you financially if you don’t.

Wage garnishment occurs when the IRS requires your employer to send part—and sometimes all—of your pay to them. Although it might sound outrageous, there are cases where 100% of a person’s income will be sent to the IRS. Wage garnishment issues need to be addressed as soon as possible, and it’s always easier when working with the pros.

Tax Debt Resolution

Those who have back taxes will find that the IRS can be somewhat accommodating. There are several ways to help resolve tax debts with tax agencies. These include installment agreements, offers in compromise, and making the balances currently not collectible.

Get in Touch

Tax laws can be confusing, to say the least. The best thing to do is to work with professionals to handle your case. The sooner you involve tax attorneys the better.

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