How Do I Know When I Should Contact A Tax Resolution Attorney?
When it comes to tax resolution, I always suggest consulting with a tax resolution attorney. Many tax matters have the potential to be criminal matters, such as trust fund violations, overstatement or understatement of taxes, and misreporting. If your situation only involves minor tax matters, such as basic collections, it is probably not necessary to hire a tax resolution attorney. However, for issues more complex than basic tax matters, it is advisable that you seek professional help.
A tax resolution attorney can represent you in front of the Internal Revenue Service as an agent. Most enrolled agents specialize in resolving tax problems and working with IRS field agents. It is very important to get ahead of these field agents. The first time a field agent comes to visit you, they’re going to ask you questions regarding the taxpayer bill of rights. The taxpayer bill of rights states that you have the right to representation during questioning. If an IRS auditor pays you a visit before you retain an attorney, you may ask to postpone the meeting until you have adequate representation. One of the main advantages of having a tax attorney representing you is that they typically know the questions the IRS is going to ask and how to answer them. During a typical IRS audit, the auditor will come to your house with a questionnaire where they’ll go through every detail. This questioning can last over two hours. If you accidentally tell them incorrect information, they will use it against you. The main goal of the IRS is to collect the highest possible amount of tax money from you. Our job as tax resolution specialists is to ensure that you pay the lowest amount of tax allowable to you under the law.
Another advantage of having a specialist represent you is that your representative will have the ability to postpone answering a question by responding “I’m going to have to get back to you on that information,” or “I need to talk to my client about that.” If you are the one answering questions and don’t give a direct answer because you don’t remember or you don’t want to disclose certain information, you will make a poor impression on the IRS field agent. Internal Revenue Service agents are trained to recognize when someone is miscommunicating, telling the truth, or lying.
Ultimately, having a tax specialist as your intermediary will likely save you a large amount of money and prevent you from saying something that could worsen your situation, which could lead to possible criminal prosecution. If you are in any way involved in a potentially criminal matter, you need to see an attorney immediately.
There is no accountant-client privilege, so all tax information is demandable by the IRS. But, there is an attorney-client privilege. The solution to this problem is called a Kovel letter. A Kovel letter is used by a tax attorney to hire a third-party expert such as an accountant or an enrolled agent on your behalf. By doing so, anything that the experts do is considered work product and qualifies as privileged information, which the IRS cannot demand access to.
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