The IRS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) both have seemingly unlimited powers to go after taxpayers. Additionally, tax issues can be extraordinarily complex — so much so that the people who write and the enforce the tax code routinely and infamously run afoul of the law.
Further complicating matters is that the IRS allows non-attorneys to represent you, such as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Enrolled Agents. When is it alright to use a CPA or Enrolled Agent? When is it not? Can they give you legal advice? What happens if you listen to them and they are wrong?
If you want the highest level of protection.
The good news is that when you talk to a tax lawyer, the attorney-client privilege automatically applies. That means whatever you say is kept confidential. On the other hand, if you tell a CPA, Enrolled Agent, or even your tax preparer something you should not have, the IRS or DOJ can subpoena them to testify against you.
If you understand that a tax problem is a legal problem
For the vast majority of tax disputes, the Rules of Administrative Law apply. This is a significant part of every tax lawyer’s education and practical experience. At the administrative level, the tax issue must be documented and researched thoroughly to properly exhaust all available administrative remedies — completely. Tax attorneys know what these rules are and can find hidden issues that can be won.
A tax attorney has the ability and knowledge needed to present a case so compelling that IRS appeals officers will accept a settlement. This is a terrific benefit to taxpayers as these settlements are a relatively inexpensive and quick resolution compared with litigation with the US government. A tax attorney knows that it is always best to avoid tax court.
If you want the highest level of advocacy…for you
If an agreement with the IRS can’t be reached, a tax attorney knows when and how to fight back. Trying to bully or intimidate the IRS or DOJ is not going to work. The best way to fight back is with hard work, intimate knowledge of the law, and proven persuasion techniques.
When tax issues become scary — or even better, before they do — there is no substitute for a tax attorney. Contact us at 888-727-8796 or email us at email@example.com for help with your tax issue, be it domestic or international. Your information will be subject to the attorney-client privilege. Learn more about our services and fees here.
With over 10 years of experience, we know how to deal with the IRS and fix your tax problem – forever.
IRSMedic.com is the website for Parent & Parent LLP, a tax law firm of IRS resolution attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, and Enrolled Agents who want to be the team that permanently resolves your tax problem where others have failed. We have developed a proven system of solving any tax problem in the least amount of time, for the smallest amount of headache. Our firm is located in Connecticut, but we serve US taxpayers worldwide for IRS, US Tax Court and state revenue agency issues.