How Do You Stop The IRS From Levying My Bank Account Or Garnishing My Wages?
Typically, the best way to stop the IRS from levying your bank account or garnishing your wages is to get ahead of the IRS and to stay in communication with your revenue agent. When you’re working with your revenue agent and there is a consistent showing of good faith and attempts to move towards making payments, there is a much lower chance that there is going to be interest, levies, or garnishments placed on your bank accounts and wages. However, if revenue officers feel that there is dishonesty, they will look for ways to make your life difficult so they can get you to start to play along. This includes levies and garnishments. There are certain exemptions that exist regarding levies and garnishments, meaning There are certain actions that can be taken with filling and requesting exemptions to prevent garnishment of bank accounts or wages. Of course, the Internal Revenue Service is known as a ‘super creditor’, which means they have a very strong ability to take property from you.
Do I Need A Tax Resolution Lawyer If I Already Have A CPA And A Business Attorney?
A business attorney or a CPA holds their expertise in business and the accounting of your business. Most certified public accountants (CPAs) are experts in audit work. They are trained to look at tax returns or financial statements, identify errors, and prepare a certified report saying that those are indeed good numbers. Similarly, a business attorney’s goal is to help set you up with your legal structure, or to resolve some disputes between you and your customers. A tax resolution attorney is really there to understand and comply with the United States tax code. When you are interacting with the IRS, it is of the utmost importance that you have somebody who knows their rules back and forth in order to avoid any problems.
Not all business attorneys are familiar with the Internal Revenue Code, because they don’t work with the tax code every day. That’s a big reason why you want to get a tax resolution lawyer. The other big reason is, if you have a potentially criminal tax matter in your hands, you want to get a tax resolution lawyer so that they can issue a Kovel letter to protect you.
Should I Ever Try To Resolve Tax Issues With The IRS On My Own?
For the most part, people would not benefit from trying to resolve their tax issues on their own. Unless you owe a very small amount of money in back taxes to the IRS, your financial outcome will likely be much better by hiring a tax professional. A tax professional knows what possible deductions there are, how far back to go to amend things, and how to try to correct certain issues that you may not be aware of.
Our job as your attorney is to help you pay the lowest amount of tax allowable under the law. Most laypeople simply do not have the necessary knowledge to be able to adequately represent themselves in front of the IRS. I have seen cases where people have attempted to represent themselves, but once they hire an enrolled agent, they find out they had deductions that they didn’t know they qualified for or hadn’t properly claimed.
If you allow the IRS to file a return on your behalf, they are going to make you pay every possible tax, without considering deductions you may be eligible for. So when it comes to resolving IRS issues for non-criminal matters, you may not need an attorney, but you definitely need an enrolled agent or some other type of tax professional who is going to act on your behalf.
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