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When, why, and how to hire a tax attorney

As the name suggests, tax attorneys specialize in tax law. However, this can also cause some confusion among people. Attorneys are not tax preparers or accountants who will handle all the mundane aspects of your taxes. While CPAs can also communicate with the IRS for their clients, tax attorneys tend to be the better option in many cases.

How can a tax attorney help you?

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

Back taxes and unfiled returns Do you have back taxes?

Were there any years, or several, where you didn’t pay any taxes or didn’t pay enough in taxes? This has the potential to lead to serious issues with the IRS, including fines and potential jail time. Due to the seriousness of this matter, it’s important to have the assistance and guidance of IRS tax professionals.

Payroll

If you own your own business and have employees, you are required to pay payroll taxes. However, these can be complex, and it can be difficult to determine who owes what, when it’s due, and how to pay.

But it doesn’t have to be so confusing. Having delinquent payroll taxes can end up causing federal charges and a series of IRS penalties. It’s in your best interest to seek help from professionals regarding payroll tax issues.

 

Levies/Garnishments

When it comes to collecting taxes, the IRS has several levy methods. They may opt to levy bank accounts, for example. They will look for bank accounts related to your taxpayer identification number or Social Security number. In cases where the IRS wants to levy, there is a limited time to contest and request a full or partial release of funds.

It’s advisable to have a professional assist you with this, as it could cause significant financial problems if you don’t. Wage garnishment occurs when the IRS demands that your employer send part – and sometimes all – of your pay to them. While it may seem extreme, there are cases where 100% of a person’s income will be sent to the IRS. Wage garnishment issues should be addressed as soon as possible, and it’s always easier when working with professionals.

Tax debt resolution

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

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Tax laws can be, at the very least, confusing. It’s best to work with professionals who will handle your case. The sooner tax attorneys are involved, the better.

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