When Should I Hire A Tax Attorney?
If the IRS notifies you that they are auditing one or more of your past tax returns, you should hire a tax attorney immediately.
If you do not take action, the IRS may threaten you with criminal charges for tax evasion. This is why hiring a trusted, experienced tax attorney as soon as possible is crucial.
Your representation can assure the IRS you’re taking immediate action to rectify the situation, as well as communicate with them on your behalf, saving you from any missteps you might make if you communicate with IRS agents yourself. Do not try to work through this by speaking directly with agents.
Additionally, your tax attorney can handle your audit, negotiate a settlement if necessary and represent you in court if you are charged with a tax crime.
How Can A Tax Attorney Protect You?
Given the gravity of IRS tax matters, you will need an expert at your side to prevent loss of money and time and to ensure jail time does not occur. Tax codes and laws often times change yearly, and you will need your tax attorney to navigate through them on your behalf. Additionally, there are several programs in place to ease your tax liability that only a trained, licensed and experienced tax attorney will be aware of and have the skills to ensure you qualify.
When it comes to IRS audits and potential tax crimes, this is not the time to “handle it” yourself. Partnering with a strong tax attorney will safeguard you from potentially very damaging consequences.